Calling all artisans! Now accepting applications for the 2017 Pop Up Market. Following the success of our first few markets in late ...
The Garner Revitalization Association has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set ...
A big thank you to everyone who attended Downtown Garner's First April Food's Day Food Truck Rodeo. Presented by Planet ...
We're pleased to welcome back our guest author, downtown resident Kathy Blue, with a story about her grandfather's time as ...
We're On A Mission
What We're All About
A Nationally Accredited Program
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Garner is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Garner is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Garner Revitalization Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency.
Our Vision for Downtown
Historic Downtown Garner connects our small town roots with our future as a growing crossroads of cultural arts, recreation, and creative entrepreneurship in the community.
Through private development, public investment, and historic preservation, we’re expanding our downtown to become the destination for local flavor and flair in Garner.
To lead the efforts that foster and support the development of North Garner as a vibrant business, residential, entertainment and cultural center through appropriate revitalization, redevelopment or preservation activities in partnership with government and private organizations which result in the enhancement of the image and vitality of this area.
Our Public-Private Partnership
Downtown revitalization is undertaken through a public-private partnership between the Garner Revitalization Association and the Town of Garner. For more information, please contact Mari Howe, Downtown Development Manager, at (919) 772-4402.