Photos by Jeff Clemetson
The city of La Mesa celebrated the completion of a streetscape project along La Mesa Boulevard on Dec. 9 with a street-lighting ceremony.
Nearly 100 people were on hand to witness Mayor Mark Arapostathis and the City Council flip the switch on the holiday lights strung around the Village for the event billed as “La Mesa Shimmer.”
In addition to the lighting ceremony, music and entertainment were performed by the Peter Pan Junior Theater, Sam Johnson Trio, and Fanny and the Atta Boys.
The La Mesa Shimmer event marked the end of construction for the streetscape project that began in July 2014. The $5 million project updated the city’s downtown dining and shopping district with updated sidewalks, crosswalks, trees, street furniture and lighting.
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