Historic Downtown Mount Airy resides at the doorstep of the Blue Ridge Mountains where our urban living is enhanced by arts, entertainment, local wine, and our Traditional Music roots. Fostering a diverse variety of small businesses flavored with authentic dining experiences, Mount Airy is a true Southern Town with all the
charm of Mayberry.
Mount Airy Downtown, Inc. Vision Statement
WHAT'S NEW DOWNTOWN?
MOUNT AIRY DOWNTOWN, INC. AWARD-WINNING
MAIN STREET PROGRAM
Mount Airy Downtown, Inc. Received the 2016 Best Special Event or Event Series Award for the Public Art Fiddle Crawl at the North Carolina Main Street Conference! Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Patricia Mitchell, Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development for the Dept. of Commerce, Gene Rees, Vice President of Mount Airy Downtown, Inc., Ted Ashby, President of Mount Airy Downtown, Inc., Lizzie Morrison, Main Street Coordinator of Mount Airy Downtown, Inc., and John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
Gene Rees is named 2016 Main Street Champion for Mount Airy! The NC Main Street program is proud to annually recognize the efforts of dedicated individuals who have contributed to the success of the local programs across our state. Gene Rees loves Mount Airy with a selfless passion beyond measure. He grew up working in his family business, F. Rees Company, which has been open on Main Street for over 60 years. F. Rees Company is a clothing store company known for quality and service. Several employees have worked there for over 40 years. When you shop at F. Rees Co, you feel like you’re with family, and Gene wouldn’t have it any other way. While his clothing stores thrive, his passion for historic preservation has been a saving grace for our town and others. He has been breathing new life back into old buildings in Mount Airy and all over the state for over a decade. His Renfro Loft project houses 37 condos that have continued to stay full for the past 14 years. Gene has another sold out mill project underway in Mount Airy now, and we couldn’t be more grateful for his investment and his service. Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Patricia Mitchell, Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development for the Dept. of Commerce, Gene Rees, Vice President of Mount Airy Downtown, Inc., and John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce.