♦Spend $10, Help Local Economy
If every family in the country spent an extra $10 a month with a locally-owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion* would be directly returned to local economies.
Follow link below for more details.
♦Downtown Introduces our New Downtown Virtual Tour!
Take a walk Downtown Monroe with our newest attraction, the DOWNTOWN VIRTUAL TOUR.
Monroe is the the first in North Carolina to offer this great feature.
Follow Link below to check it out:
Please excuse us, the page is still under construction.
♦Newly renovated upper floor of the ENGLISH BUILDING, NOW FINISHED!
Downtown Monroe is excited to announce the newly renovated upper floor of the ENGLISH BUILDING, located at 218 N. Main Street.
♦bibi~ a beautiful taste, OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
bibi ~ a beautiful taste (formerly blu moon) is NOW OPEN!
Open for Lunch and Dinner
Monday - Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
232 E. Franklin St.,
Monroe, NC 28112
♦Historic Downtown Monroe welcomes It's All About U!
It's All About U! is an upscale Consignment Boutique that has something for everyone.
Home Decor is also available.
Stop by and say hello to the owners, Linda Rae & Sheila.
It's All About U!
201 Franklin Street,
Monroe, NC 28112
Monday - Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Consignment, please call for an appointment.
Monroe, NC 28112
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 am- 9:00 pm.
♦LAW OFFICE OF SHAWNA COLLINS Opens Downtown
Historic Downtown Monroe welcomes the new LAW OFFICE OF SHAWNA COLLINS.
Licensed Attorney at Law in NC & SC
Certified Superior Court Mediator in NC
Carrie L. Quick
Licensed Attorney at Law in NC
112 N. Main St.
PO Box 787
Monroe, NC 28111-0787
♦Revised DOWNTOWN PRONTO GRANT
The newly revised Downtown Pronto Grant is now available online.
Please review guidelines and application.
♦NEW HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SIGNS
We are proud to announce that NCDOT has allowed for City of Monroe to have 4 new Downtown Historic District signs in various locations in Monroe.
- 74 & Morgan ( both directions (2) )
- Morgan Mill & Windsor
- Morgan Mill & Sutherland
These signs are designed to direct travelers to SHOP, DINE & EXPLORE Historic Downtown Monroe!
♦HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE 2011
Take a moment to take a look at our Updated Schedule of Events for the Historic Downtown Monroe.
Our goal is to mirror the community by bringing people to the sidewalks Downtown, and making Historic Downtown Monroe the place for EVERYONE to enjoy!
See you Downtown!
♦NEW BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN
Something Special, 201 N. Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112, 704.776.4060.
Stop by, say hi and give SOMETHING SPECIAL a warm welcome to Historic Downtown Monroe!
Grand Opening is Saturday, April 2nd.
♦North Carolina Capital Access Program
The NC-CAP is an opportunity for businesses to obtain the capital they need to grow and create jobs. It is a federally funded program that encourages business lending by reducing lender risk. It is available statewide for loans to businesses with fewer than 500 employees and for amounts up to $5 million. The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center is administering the program on behalf of the State of North Carolina. To see a press release about the program and a current list of participating lenders, go to http://ncruralcenter.org/newsitems/3-news-releases/508-new-lending-program-within-reach.html.
For additional information on NC-CAP, please contact the NC Rural Center at 919-240-4314 and ask for:
Tony Johnson, Director of Business Development
Thomas Wall, Associate Director, NC-CAP
Brooks Batchelor, Associate Director, NC-CAP
Lisa Theall, Loan Portfolio Accountant
The North Carolina Capital Access Program (NC-CAP) will work with banks and other eligible financial institutions to create capital opportunities for entrepreneurs who might not otherwise qualify for financing. The program aims to build the North Carolina economy by allowing more small businesses to expand their operations and create new jobs. NC-CAP provides matching loan loss reserves for loans that fall just outside a lending institution’s normal underwriting standards, depositing the funds into a pooled account at the participating institution. http://ncruralcenter.org/business-programs/capaccess.html
♦Business Link North Carolina
Business Link North Carolina also provides an access point to services and other offerings provided by state-supported agencies. To reach a BLNC business consultant, visit www.blnc.gov or call toll-free, 1-800-228-8443.http://www.blnc.gov/
♦The Monroe Hardware Warehouse Project
The Monroe Hardware Warehouse, 109 N Hayne Street, is nearing completion of its rehabilitation into a mixed-use restaurant, retail with upper floor residential apartments. The project is a Federal, State and Mill Rehab Tax Credit Project slated for completion in 2010. Residential apartments include stainless appliances, granite counters and bath and hardwood floors. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units available. For leasing information e-mail Nathan Kirby at email@example.com.
Student Art Showcase (SAS) is a citywide art showcase for elementary, middle and high school students designed to encourage and promote interest in fine art. The Showcase features a representative collection of student artwork from City of Monroe schools displayed at City Hall, 300 W Crowell Street, Monroe.The Invitation is open to all City of Monroe School students:
- Benton Heights
- East Elementary
- Walter Bickett Elementary
- Monroe High
- Monroe Middle
- Union Academy
- Rocky River Elementary
Art work Categories:
- Digital Imagery
- Mixed Media
- Drawing Color
- Drawing B/W
It is City Council’s objective to showcase the talents and artistic education that occurs in City of Monroe Schools. The student artwork is matted and framed and hung in the hallways of City Hall for a one (1) year period. The following student works were submitted for the 2011 City of Monroe Student Art Showcase