Downtown Mesa Gift Cards
'"Gift Card Season" is Here!

Father's Day: June 20th
Graduation: May/June
Canada Day: July 1st 
Independence Day: July 4th
Labor Day: September 6th

Dads, Grads, and Canada are all great reasons to give (and use!) gift cards. We are selling more than $300 worth of cards each month: various City of Mesa departments, Visit Mesa, the Mesa Public Library, ASU, and Benedictine University, to name a few big purchasers. 

If you're not already accepting the Downtown Mesa Gift Cards, sign up now!

In a nutshell:
  • These cards are ONLY acceptable in Downtown Mesa, and ONLY at Downtown Mesa businesses that have opted in to accept it.
  • Like a real credit card, these cards have a magnetic strip on the back, allowing you to swipe it into your POS system.
  • The payment goes directly into your bank account - no need to collect used cards and turn in for reimbursement.
  • We'll supply a "Downtown Mesa Gift Card Accepted Here" window cling for your window or door.
  • You'll be added to the list of participating business HERE, and to the list we include with every gift care sold.

PLEASE NOTE: As of July 1st, we will no longer accept the OLD gift cards or the "Downtown Dollars" for reimbursement from businesses. Please send any customers with an old cards to the Downtown Mesa office (100 N. Center), Mon-Fri, 11am to 2pm. We will replace those cards with the new gift card for the same amount for the customer.

Any questions? Contact Kate.
New Website Benefit: Post Your Job
Even with pandemic cases slowing down in Arizona, businesses are finding it surprisingly difficult to hire employees.

Downtown Mesa is happy to help with a new Jobs Postings page on our website, under the "Explore" tab. Free to Downtown Mesa businesses, this page is one more avenue for you to post any open positions you may have. Bookkeeper, to wait staff, bank teller to retail clerk, vice president to delivery driver- post any job, any position.

Click HERE to post your positions, then HERE to share the Job Postings page on your social media. We will also share this page on our social media, to reach more potential employees.
Farmers Market: Call for Chefs
Calling all Downtown Mesa Chefs!

Seeking some of our very own chefs to conduct a live cooking demo on the Downtown Mesa Farmers Market demo stage in our "Meet the Chef" series.

Show off your restaurant's specialty, teach home cooks how to use Farmers Market produce - or just flaunt your flair for cookery!

For more information, contact Kaitlin.
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program
A Message from Visit Mesa:
Hidden Disabilities
Sunflower Program

Not all disabilities are visible – some are not immediately obvious. As part of our commitment to welcome all visitors to “City Limitless,” we are pleased to announce The Visit Mesa Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program, helping visitors who might need just a little extra time or care.

These easy-to-identify lanyards and bracelets are available at the Visit Mesa visitors center (120 N Center St.) as well as hotels/attractions throughout the city, to those who simply ask for it. Click HERE to print and display an informative poster for your staff, and HERE for a short introduction video.

To business owners and employees: if someone is wearing a lanyard or bracelet, it means: “Simply be kind, patient, and provide extra help if needed.”
The Visit Mesa Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program supports those who might need just a little extra time or care as they explore our beautiful city. Join Visit Mesa in honoring what it truly means to be “Mesa City Limitless” by welcoming people of all abilities.

For information or questions, contact Allison Brooks at Visit Mesa.

Sundown in Downtown: Mesa Movie Mayhem
Presenting Sundown in Downtown: Mesa Movie Mayhem, a socially-distanced movie night series, utilizing the former al Fresco off Main space (1 North MacDonald).

Although popcorn and soda will be available at the concessions booth, patrons are encouraged to grab a bite to go from one of our Downtown Mesa restaurants.

Doors Open: 6:00pm
Movie Showtime: 7:30pm

Final Movie Schedule:

PLEASE NOTE: MacDonald Street will be closed between Pepper Place & Main Street, from 8am to 10pm,
on May 22nd.
Downtown Kiosks Have Arrived
The City of Mesa has installed two dual screen smart digital kiosks in Downtown Mesa, with eight more coming. The first two are located on the Northeast and Southwest corners of Main & Center streets.

Benefits include:
  • Downtown businesses get a free listing on the kiosks! This listing matches your landing page on the Downtown Mesa website. To make changes or corrections to your web page, contact Courtney or use this form.
  • Touch screen displays.
  • Way-finding to locate specific businesses
  • Focused content such as events, including at Mesa Convention Center, Mesa Arts Center, downtown museums.
  • Multi-language support .
  • Connected to the City of Mesa’s Wi-Fi network.
  • Mobile apps for both IOS and Android.
  • “Selfie” stations, to take and send selfies via email or text.
  • Downtown Mesa Association will promote activities and events.
Downtown Mesa in the News - April

Mesa Movie Mayhem (

Movies are Back (Phoenix New Times)

*Are you in the news? Has a media segment featured your business? Let us share that shout-out! We'll include the article or segment here, and on the Media page on the Downtown Mesa website.
Send the link to Kate - she'll take it from there!
Parking Permits
PLEASE NOTE: As the COVID restrictions are lifted, we now need to ensure our customers have convenient parking. If you have not already applied for your parking permit, please note: street level parking compliance will now be enforced. This month, warnings will be issued, followed by a citation after one warning.

Business Owners/Managers: if you need parking passes for you or your employees, please email Parking at the Downtown Mesa Association, ASAP.
Wear a Mask - Socially Distance - Be Safe
Director of Business Relations
Downtown Mesa Association |