Light Rail brings hope to downtown businesses

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PHOENIX -- With the long-under-construction Light Rail almost ready to roll, downtown Phoenix businesses that might have been struggling have new hope.

Light Rail launches Dec. 27

The Light Rail will be up and running on Dec. 27.

While sporting events, theatre and concerts often bring thousands of people downtown, they often don't stay after the event.

Business owners are hoping that the Light Rail will encourage people to experience downtown after dark and sample the many bars, restaurants and boutiques that have opened over the past 18 months.

In addition to offering an easy way to get downtown, the Light Rail also offer a safe way around Arizona strict DUI laws.