Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett encourages citizens to shop local and Take. Lock. Hide.
With holiday shopping season approaching, Mayor Stan Pickett encourages citizens to shop local and shop in Mesquite. While other malls across the country are closing or reducing their offerings, Mesquite’s Town East Mall continues to grow. Market East Shopping Center is growing as well. Home Goods, Michaels and more stores are coming soon to that shopping area. In addition, National Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 25. The City of Mesquite encourages shoppers to consider shopping at small businesses that day and throughout the year to support locally owned businesses.
However, while shopping in Mesquite, we urge you not to become a victim of opportunity. Mesquite is a safe community. In fact, this past year, the Mesquite Police Department reported the lowest crime rate in 30 years. However, crime will occur. In Mesquite, about 20 percent of all crimes involve the break-in or the theft of a car. The Mesquite Police Department has launched an aggressive public education campaign to encourage the community to “Take. Lock. Hide.” to help prevent these crimes. Take your keys, lock your vehicle and hide any valuables left in the car.