SkySong launches lunchtime shuttle, returns Farmers Market

A view of SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center in the heart of the McDowell Corridor. (Photo courtesy of the city of Scottsdale)

A view of SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center in the heart of the McDowell Corridor. (Photo courtesy of the city of Scottsdale)

Tenants at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center will be connected to Old Town Scottsdale like never before, get to browse and socialize at a new Farmer’s Market and ring in the holidays in style on campus.

The SkySong campus, located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and McDowell Road in Scottsdale, has begun receiving daily shuttle service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Ollie the Trolley to Old Town.

The trolley picks up tenants under the campus Shade Structure. Tenants can take advantage of the great restaurants in the downtown space and browse art galleries and shops without worrying about parking, according to a press release.

There’s more good news for SkySong tenants and anyone who likes locally produced food, artworks and crafts: the SkySong Farmer’s Market is returning on Jan. 13 for a 20-week run that ends on May 25. Locally made jams, jellies, salsa, fresh baked breads, natural pork, beef and fish, fresh local and seasonal produce as well as a selection of local artwork, crafts will be available.

And finally, a SkySong Holiday Party will be held for tenants on campus. The gathering, set for Dec. 16, will likely be one of the more “innovative” parties in the Valley, the release stated.

“We want to continue to make SkySong not just an economic development project and an innovation center, but a critical part of the community as well,” stated Sharon Harper, President and CEO of Plaza Companies, the master developer of the project, in the release. “This is a great opportunity for our tenants to feel a sense of community and to also invite people from throughout Scottsdale to see what SkySong is becoming.”

SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is home to a global business community that links technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and education to position Arizona State University and greater Phoenix as global leaders of the knowledge economy.

SkySong is a 42-acre mixed use development designed to:

  • Create an ecology of collaboration and innovation among high-profile technology enterprises and related researchers;
  • Advance global business objectives of on-site enterprises;
  • Raise Arizona’s profile as a global center of innovation through co-location of ASU’s strategic global partners; and
  • Create a unique regional economic and social asset.

Companies located at SkySong enjoy a special relationship with Arizona State University, which has more than 82,000 students studying across four metropolitan Phoenix campuses, in Lake Havasu and online.

For more information on SkySong, visit www.skysongcenter.com or www.facebook.com/skysongcenter.

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