Downtown Enhancement

The pulse of the City of Graham radiates from Court Square.  Here you will experience a city circling ten blocks of historic buildings, where unique and one of a kind small businesses offer tantalizing tasty treats to craft beer, a cinema and special treasures waiting to be explored.

Graham is home to restaurants, Forgotten Road Ales Brewery, a bottle shop and HiFi where you can sip and sway while picking out a new record to add to your collection.  Our retail businesses are smart and creative, offering the opportunity to find a gift, a present or that item you just can’t live without.  Graham is driven by service.  Our downtown service industry is ready to care for your pets, help you recover from an injury, provide you with a new hairstyle or serve your creative side.

Come visit!  Graham is ready to invite you for the day, the afternoon or evening.  There are events and things to do all year in downtown Graham!

Shop local, eat local and be entertained #downtowngrahamnc has so much to offer, come experience for yourself.   


Downtown development and/or redevelopment helps to create a successful downtown which is the historic center of our community. An attractive and vibrant downtown provides quality of life to the Graham community, helps recruit and retain industry and offers a place for small businesses to locate.

DAC is an acronym for the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center’s program, Downtown Associate Community.

The Downtown Development Coordinator, Mary Faucette’s office is located at City Hall, 201 South Main Street, to contact her, 336.266.2248

The City of Graham was accepted into the DAC program in January 2020.  The plan of work is currently being developed.  Stay informed by attending schedule community meetings.

To learn more on how you can be involved with all that is happening in downtown Graham reach out to Mary Faucette, Downtown Development Coordinator, 336.266.2248.