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Author: Guy Lucas, News-Topic At lunch on Thursday, my wife and I ordered hot dogs at Shake-N-Dog and ate on a bench in front of the Caldwell County Courthouse. The sun shone down, a gentle breeze pushed its heat away, and I looked around at the beautiful architecture. Days like that normally calm my soul. [...]

By |2020-03-22T13:02:42-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments

Lenoir wins again at state conference

By Garrett Stell, Mar 12, 2020 4:36 PM Lenoir again has won awards at an annual state conference of downtown development officials. The North Carolina Gravity Games was chosen in the category of Best Downtown Event or Series, and the reconstruction project of 122 Boundary St. was chosen in Best Endangered Properties Rescue Effort [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:41:22-04:00March 19th, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments

Economic Injury Disaster Loans being made available through the U.S. Small Business Administration

Hello Downtown Community, Please find attached information we’ve received from the NC Department of Commerce regarding Economic Injury Disaster Loans being made available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. You can find more information and online applications here: All applications for this program need to go directly through the SBA – we do not administer [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:38:10-04:00March 19th, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments

American Express grant application available now

Deadline March 31, 2020   Small businesses are vital to thriving communities. They help strengthen and diversify neighborhoods and provide pathways for innovation and entrepreneurship. But the current and future retail landscape is changing. That’s why American Express® is teaming up with Main Street America to give 10 small business owners $10,000 each to help [...]

By |2020-03-18T14:56:05-04:00March 18th, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments


Dear Downtown Lenoir friends and neighbors, The safety of the residents, workers, and visitors in Downtown Lenoir is of the utmost importance to us here at the City of Lenoir Main Street Program. We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). You [...]

By |2020-03-17T12:31:42-04:00March 17th, 2020|Downtown News, Newsletter|0 Comments

NC Gravity Games & Street Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary w/ Races, Science Expo and Surprises, All FREE, Saturday, April 25 

Competition and festivities celebrate STEM education, offer family fun courtesy of sponsors  Google, ASU, NC Science Fest & City of Lenoir     Registration closes on March 13   (LENOIR, NC) - February 13, 2020 - The checkered flag waves again at the tenth annual NC Gravity Games & Street Fest, a landmark STEM-education festival and [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:58:30-05:00February 13th, 2020|Downtown News, Recent Creations|0 Comments

Caldwell Cobras Spring Baseball begins February 5

  Spring baseball begins in Downtown Lenoir on February 5, 2020 with the Caldwell Cobras first home game at Historic Walker Stadium. Just blocks from downtown shops and restaurants, Walker Stadium is conveniently located behind Davenport Elementary School on College Ave. For the full spring schedule, visit the CCC&TI website.  

By |2020-01-16T11:46:09-05:00January 16th, 2020|Downtown News, Recent Creations|0 Comments

Open House at 126 Mulberry St on January 15

If you're looking for a great investment in Downtown Lenoir, join us for an open house at 126 Mulberry St on Wednesday, January 15 from 4:30-6:30pm! This historic property was once known as the Henkel Opera House and later the W.E. Shaw Furniture Building. Historic Tax Credits are available. Please RSVP to 828.234.0490 or 828.320.5182

By |2020-01-13T15:21:35-05:00January 13th, 2020|Downtown News, Recent Creations|0 Comments

Ribbon Cutting at Taste of Havana on January 9

Join the Taste of Havana team as they celebrate their beautiful location in Downtown Lenoir with an official Ribbon Cutting hosted by the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce! When: 4-5pm, Thursday, January 9, 2020 Where: Taste of Havana Restaurant, 104 Main St NW, Lenoir, NC 28645 Read more on Facebook:

By |2020-01-06T11:42:38-05:00January 6th, 2020|Downtown News, Recent Creations|0 Comments

Open House at 818 Harper Avenue on January 9

Join us a we celebrate the completion of renovations to the historic property at 818 Harper Avenue in Downtown Lenoir! Constructed in 1936, this property was originally home to Stine's Ice Cream Parlor and later occupied by the Lenoir Flower Shop and Parker's Drug Store among other tenants. In 2019, David Maurer of Maurer Architecture [...]

By |2019-12-23T14:12:25-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Downtown News, Recent Creations|0 Comments