Friday, October 30, 2009

Ghouls and Goblins Spotted on Main Street

Downtown businesses welcomed children and parents from A Place To Grow as they trick-or-treated along Main Street this morning. This year, we saw everything from a giant banana to Frankenstein -- not to mention a few Jack-O-Lanterns and princesses too.

GOOD NEWS from Treasures on Main:

We have been open since March 2009 and having a great time with the shop. We would like announce our Holiday Open House on December 4 & 5 from 10 AM - 9 PM. Treasures on Main is a 'charming destination' that has something for everyone. Please stop by during our Holiday Open House for some holiday fun, a chance to win a free gift and a unique shopping experience. Treasures on Main has lots of local by Kae Wright and Gail Little, wood bowls by Sam Ledbetter, and local made pottery, jewelry, purses and bags....just to name a few!

Regular Shop Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM - 6 PM

If you have any GOOD NEWS that you would like to share with the downtown community, just email it to

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DDA Board of Directors Call for Nominations

The Downtown Development Association is a volunteer driven organization that relies on the wealth, wisdom and work of volunteers to ensure that its mission is accomplished.

If you would like to volunteer, DDA has a wide range of volunteer jobs available to suit your interest from festival & event planning to business recruitment and retention to beautification and streetscape & storefront design.

No matter what your interest-throwing parties, design or crunching numbers DDA has a volunteer job for you.

Volunteer opportunites can be for a limited one time occurance or an ongoing engagement

We are accepting nominations to serve on the Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate someone to serve please complete the nomination form at return it to us by Wednesday, November 11th

Downtown Development Assocaition of Lincolnton, Inc.
Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Veterans Appreciation Cruise-In November 8th

If you're a fan of classic cars - or if you own a classic car - whether it be American muscle, hot-rods, or classic cruisers - downtown Lincolnton is the place to be on Sunday, November 8, 2009 for the semi-annual Downtown Lincolnton Veterans Appreciation Cruise-In. The event, hosted by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton and Holy Cross Lutheran Church is open to all cars and trucks manufactured in or before 1974.

Special guests Hillbilly Hot-Rodders will make an appearance with their Radical Rat Rods.

The event will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on East Main Street in downtown Lincolnton. Organizers request a $2 flag donation, and that no cars arrive before 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Downtown Business Owners Featured in Lincoln Times-News "Women in Business" Section

Amy Brown, owner of Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio and Studio 220 Salon & Spa, and Kim Noles and Erin Lockman, owners of The Dancer's Edge Dance Studio were featured in the special "Women in Business" section of October 19, 2009 edition of the Lincoln Times-News.

For the full articles, visit, or click here for the feature on Amy Brown, or here for the feature on Kim Noles and Erin Lockman.

Congratulations to these women for their accomplishments as business owners in downtown Lincolnton!

Friday, October 16, 2009

36th Street Bakery Cafe, Inc. Receives 2009 Best of Lincolnton Award

WASHINGTON D.C. -- 36th Street Bakery Cafe, Inc. has been selected for the 2009 Best of Lincolnton Award in the Cafe category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. The USCA's mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

36th Street Bakery, Cafe & Catering operates a bakery on Westview Drive, and a cafe at 101 North Court Square. The cafe offers a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and sides, along with an espresso bar, popular items from the bakery, wine, and beer. Visit to stay up-to-date on the cafe's latest offerings and events.

Congratulations to Rick and all of the staff at 36th Street Bakery, Cafe & Catering!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Return to the period of 1841-1886 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1886 OCTOBER 25 5:00 -7:00 PM

For One Magical Evening……
Return to the period of 1841-1886 and join St. Luke's Episcopal Church in celebrating its historic past with:
  • Plans for St. Luke’s historic preservation
  • Tours of the church and graveyard with Linda Hoyle, Jason Harpe and others
  • Re-enactors in period dress
  • Dan Barefoot as Maj. General Stephen Dodson Ramseur
  • Rick Owens, preservation consultant
  • Reception based on the crops of the period
  • Archives and historic photos of St. Luke’s
  • Live music with Rick and Myra Ramseur
Free event. Reserve your space for the tour time at either 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30. Please call to reserve a space at 704-732-9179 or email your requested time and number of guests to

Friday, October 9, 2009

Arts on the Run Postponed

The Arts Council of Lincoln County's Arts on the Run 5K has been postponed. Stay tuned to for the reschedule date.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Two Downtown Businesses Partner to Offer a Special Treat for Your Furry Friend

Heavenly Paws Grooming and Tindall's Professional Photography are partnering to offer a special day of photography for pets. On November 7, 2009, you can take your furry friend to Heavenly Paws for portraits by J.J. Tindall of Tindall's Professional Photography. This will mark the third time the two businesses have paired for this special promotion.

Photos will be taken using a generic background; however, Christmas cards featuring the photos will be available to order. For more information or to make an appointment, call Heavenly Paws at (704) 732-8000.

Heavenly Paws is also accepting donations of food, supplies, toys, and even money to benefit needy animals. If you would like to make a donation, supplies can be dropped off at the shop, located at 213 North Aspen Street in downtown Lincolnton, from now through the Holidays.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Strange Change Featured on WLON's Friday Profile

If you missed Events & Marketing Specialist Julie Sipe talking about the Strange Change promotion on WLON's Friday Profile this morning, don't worry, you can hear it here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Strange Change" Initiative to be Featured on WLON

So by now you've probably heard the term "Strange Change" used a few times, and you know it involves using $2 bills and $1 coins when shopping at local businesses as a way of showing your support for those businesses, but you're still asking "why?"

Tune in to WLON 1050-AM at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2009 to find out. DDA Events & Marketing Specialist Julie Sipe will be on-air to explain the project and what we hope to accomplish through it. In the meantime, if you haven't already, read up on the "Strange Change" initiative so that you will have an even better understanding of the project and the impact that it can make.

Arts on the Run Slated for October 10

The Arts Council of Lincoln County presents Arts on the Run, the organization's first annual 5K run/walk for the arts. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 East Main Street, Downtown Lincolnton. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9:00 a.m.

"Early bird" registration (for those who register before October 6) is $20; those who register after October 6 or at the event will pay a $25 registration fee. The first 25 runners who register will receive a free T-shirt and race medallion.
For more information, visit or call (704) 732-9044.