By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune
One year after The Grove on Main began in fall 2018, as a giant hole hidden behind a fence, the retail-residential complex looms over the eastern edge of downtown Mesa.
Together with a complete renovation of the interior and grounds of the Mesa Arizona Temple, a $75 million “urban neighborhood” breaking ground later this month and the start of construction of Arizona State University’s building, The Grove on Main Street is the most striking indication yet of the revolution coming to the downtown landscape.
The Grove is well on its way to putting its stamp on the change.
“It’s our first crane in the air in downtown Mesa, which is an exciting time,’’ said Jeff McVay, Mesa’s manager of downtown transformation, alluding to The Grove’s status as the first major downtown redevelopment project headed toward completion.