South Scott Avenue Will Come Alight Tonight

November 18, 2014

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Lights twinkling above S. Scott Avenue.

Tucsonans will be treated to a magical experience this holiday season as they stroll in the glow of the lights along a popular section of Downtown Tucson. The stunning avenue of lights will include 4.5 x 6.5 foot state of the art, energy efficient LED star displays that will adorn many of the light poles in the South Scott Ave. at the ‘Star- ring S. Scott Avenue’ event.

The lit poles will line a popular route to the Tucson Convention Center, The Children’s Museum, Arizona Theatre Company, and the Scottish Rite, among other well known destinations. The streetcar stops at Broadway and 6th Ave. and Broadway and Stone, are just steps away from the corridor of lights.

The poles will be lit on November 18th and light the street every evening through the month of February. “The support from the people we contacted was phenomenal and they all want the avenue to be buzzing with activity and people,” said Glenn Miesch, Innkeeper at Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn, who developed the event with his wife and fellow innkeeper, Susan.

Holiday weekend activities will include choir groups, food trucks, Sentinel Carriage Rides and other entertainment options to help draw more people Downtown and to the Avenue. To accompany the light pole displays, many of the S. Scott Ave. property owners will enhance the light pole displays with their own landscape and building light- ing. Susan and Glenn plan to make this into an annual event, attracting visitors and acting as an economic catalyst for many nearby local businesses.

“Downtown is being transformed by extraordinary individuals like Glenn and Susan,” said Michael Keith, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partner- ship. “I predict that ‘Starring S. Scott Ave.’ will become one of many of the must-do holiday events in Downtown.”

Founding sponsors for the event include Tucson Electric Power, the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Holualoa Companies,130 S.Scott Partners, Peach Properties, the Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn, the Law Offices of Stephen G. Ralls, PC, Sinfonia Healthcare Corporation, Sen- tinel Carriage Co., Richard Studwell, and Providence Service Corporation.