Mesa history: Iconic building could face wrecking ball or new life as mixed-use structure
By Jay Mark | The Republic
For much of Mesa’s early history, residents bought their groceries at mom-and-pop stores. Corner markets abounded.
When I moved into my neighborhood in the late 1960s three independent groceries were all within walking distance.
Of course there were larger stores — Wright’s Market, Bashas’ and Bayless.