Minneapolis-based Opus Group to build about 334 upscale rental units on the old Brown & Brown site. Photo via City of Mesa
By Gary Nelson | East Valley Tribune
It was a point of pride in downtown Mesa for generations – a Chevy dealership that sent thousands of beaming customers motoring off in their new dreammobiles.
But as with almost all the historic businesses that used to line Main Street, Brown & Brown Chevrolet eventually motored off itself, leaving behind an almost 10-acre scar in the heart of the city.
Now, with some help from taxpayers, the old car lot could begin to see its resurrection as soon as this summer in the form of a development called the Mesa Arts District Lofts.