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Office Phone: (336) 586-1009

Address: 104 S. Williamson Ave Elon, NC 27244


Downtown Elon main street buildings

Put Down Roots In Downtown Elon!

The Town of Elon is proud of its downtown and the bustling shops and restaurants that make Downtown Elon their home. With a focus on increasing the activity in downtown, the Town of Elon began a journey to becoming a Main Street Community and achieved that goal in July 2018. Every year shows an increase in new events for the entire family.

Downtown Elon started in the early 1890s with the construction of our first commercial building. The general store served the surrounding communities from its prominent location at the crossroads beside the railroad tracks. Downtown Elon has grown since then to include a wide variety of restaurants, retail shops, salons, and more.

Economic Vision:
Downtown Elon is the center of the community that brings the residents and visitors together by fostering a safe and engaging space for a diverse population with social, educational, cultural, retail and dining opportunities.

Downtown Elon champions and promotes public and private partnerships to expand economic growth and downtown redevelopment by creating investment opportunities, growth and expansion of  downtown projects for more commercial space and downtown living.

About the Organization
The Town of Elon is dedicated to promoting downtown and offering support to existing and potential business and property owners. The Town designated an 8 block area as the downtown development area in the 2014 Downtown Master Plan. The Town of Elon became apart of the Main Street Community in 2019.

Downtown Development is a department within the Town of Elon that focuses on growth, development, and sustainability of the downtown commercial district. The department staff works hand in hand with the Downtown Board and volunteers to achieve the goals of the annual work plans, provide business retention services, and work with entrepreneurs and investors interested in locating in Downtown Elon. We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our efforts. Downtown Elon Inc. was established in 2021 as a 501c3 for downtown to create more opportunities for fundraising and grant opportunities within North Carolina for downtown growth and development.

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