D2U Newsletter - July 22, 2020
Meet Main Street - Downtown Morganton: Part 4

Downtown Morganton retailers and restaurants contribute to the unique community vibe. Meet Main Street is a video series developed by the Morganton Main Street Office to introduce you to our businesses and their owners. This is Part 4.
Looking for something to eat?

Downtown Morganton is home to 26 restaurants, cafes, breweries, and eateries. Find just about everything you need within the 36 blocks of downtown Morganton.

Due to the ever changing COVID-19 restrictions, restaurant availabilities, hours of operations, and menus are subject to change. Please remember that masks, covering your nose and mouth, are required when entering businesses. For your enjoyment, there are many outdoor dining, streateries, and parklets for you to use if you wish to sit outside.

The following list of restaurants and hours of operations is up-to-date as of July 1, 2020.
NachoFalt Food Truck
at Fonta Flora Brewery
Friday, July 24, 4:00-9:00pm

Visit us in Historic Downtown Morganton - Fairfield by Marriott

The Fairfield by Marriott Morganton Downtown Historic District is the newest escape at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. Guests will find simplicity and functionality throughout our hotel, starting with a complimentary hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout their stay. On-site amenities like a fully-equipped expansive fitness center, outdoor pool, while our business center and on-site boardroom enable guests to get down to business. No matter what brings you to the area, you can trust the Fairfield Morganton Historic District to deliver on great service and quality amenities.

Hotel Fast Facts
  • 85 Rooms
  • Boardroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Fast & Free Wi-Fi
  • King, Double Queen, and Suites Available
  • Opening soon- on-site bar with patio
  • 24/7 Market
  • Business Center
  • Close proximity to downtown Morganton

Fairfield by Marriott Morganton Downtown Historic District
400 North Green Street, Morganton, NC 28655
Ronnie Ray & The Coolers
at Catawba Brewing Company
Friday, July 24th 7:00-10:00pm

Ronnie Ray & The Coolers with Chris Clapp, Sean Anderson, and James McFarland will play July 24th outside in the parking lot! 7-10 pm Come join us for some rocking Blues!
Virtual Wine Tasting: Our Glass is Half Full
with Craft'd
Friday, July 24th @ 7:00pm

In our current environmental situation, it's important now more than ever to look on the bright side: the glass is half full, not half empty. And if there's wine in it, even better!

The half bottles were a big it a few weeks ago, so we're bringing 'em back! Get a look at these:

Le Mesnil Grand Cru Brut NV* (Champagne, France) -- grand cru Champagne from Mesnil, same vineyard that Krug and Salon use, $26.99

Merlin-Cherrier Sancerre 2018* (Sancerre, France) -- classic, minerally French Sauv Blanc, $21.99

La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2014* (Rioja, Spain) -- benchmark Rioja producer going back 150 years; Tempranillo with two years in oak, $17.99

*All bottles are 375ml, or splits (half bottles). This is a great way to try some higher-priced wines.

VWTs via Zoom; we will send the link (no account necessary).
Feel free to have snacks or dinner while we are tasting!
We will have another VWT on July 17 and will are continuing to offer 20% off if all wines for both VWTs are purchased. Phone orders and curbside pickup still available, 828.438.8400, or feel free to come in and shop.
Entry deadline extended to July 31st!!
Bigfoot Climbing Gym Summer Camp

Just two weeks are left in the Bigfoot Climbing Gym Summer Camp and there are still a few openings. Find our more at BigfootClimbingGym.com or call 828.608.0995 to reserve your spot.

Bigfoot Climbing Gym Updated Hours

Located in Morganton, NC, Bigfoot Climbing Gym offers a unique and total climbing experience. With boulders, rock walls, shoe rentals, classes, and more we cater to all your climbing needs and passions.

Monday-Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday 11:00am-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday 12:00-7:00pm
Morganton Farmers Market
Saturdays at 300 Beach Street (Behind Maria's) 8am-12pm

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Wednesday Mini Market
Wednesdays at 111 North Green Street (across from CVS) 12-4pm

Double your money at the Morganton Farmers Market!!
Swipe your SNAP/EBT Card at the J&J Farm Booth for $20 and receive $40 to spend at the Morganton Farmers Market! The Fresh Bucks Program through RAFI increases your spending power during the market season. Come shop with us.

Quinn Crowe
at Catawba Brewing Company
Saturday, July 25th

Quinn and Crowe are two classically-trained musicians. Versatile across the decades and genres of music, Quinn and Crowe play with palpable passion and intensity.

Regardless of era or style, the duo blends rich vocal harmonies with precise guitar rhythms and stunning instrumental solos to entertain with a style and flair befitting their natural on-stage chemistry.
Tell Congress to #SaveYourCinema

Movie theaters need your help! Without government aid, theaters across America are at risk of permanently closing. Act now and tell your legislators to #SaveYourCinema.
https://saveyourcinema.com/ Click this link to act now!
The Annual Sunrise Run Goes Virtual
Registration is now open!
Run your own race anytime between September 12-October 12

Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Historic Morganton Festival is on hold until September 10 and 11, 2021. However, we are excited to announce that the annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway is still on! The 2020 Sunrise Run on the Greenway is going VIRTUAL from September 12th to October 12th! Registration is now open for you to run your own race. You can register for a 5K or 10K anytime between now and October 12th. The virtual race will open on Saturday, September 12 (the original race date) and will end at 11:59pm on Monday, October 12. Run the 5K or 10K at any point during the month and then submit your times in your Run Sign Up profile. Run anywhere in town, state, or country! The original race routes will be included online for those interested in running the usual route.

Local businesses need our support now more than ever. In an effort to keep business local, each participant will receive a swag bag including t-shirt, finishers medal, and other surprises (to be announced later) from local Morganton businesses. When signing up please indicate if you'd like to pick up your swag bag in person OR if you would like it mailed to you (an additional mailing fee will be added). Swag bag pick ups and mailings will be available beginning October 12th.

For more details, be sure to follow the Sunrise Run on the Greenway event on Facebook.

Tips & Resources for Small Businesses has moved to an online resource guide. Click the link below for more information on Federal, State, and Private resources, funding options, tips, and community idea exchange.

“Small businesses are more than just job providers, they are pillars of our communities.” ~ North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
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