Whether you are relocating to the Lake Norman area or have lived here for years, unless you frequent downtwon Mooresville you may not be aware of all of the exciting changes and developments. In 27 Reasons to Visit Historic Downtown Mooresville Part 1 and 27 Reasons to Visit Historic Downtown Mooresville Part 2, I focused on some of the wonderful shops and restaurants in Downtown Mooresville. The downtown area is also home to many of the Town of Mooresville’s services and entertainment:
CHARLES MACK CITIZENS CENTER
14. The Charles Mack Citizen’s Center is a newer 60,000 square-foot facility which is home to the South Iredell Senior Center, and the Mooresville Downtown Commission. This truly beautiful facility has large and small meeting rooms available to rent for various functions, meetings and activities and also contains the Joe V. Knox Auditorium which has a seating capacity of 235. It is located at: 215 N. Main Street.
MOORESVILLE ARTS AND GALLERY
15. Located in the historic train depot building on the corner of Main St. and Center St., the Mooresville Arts Depot an art gallery, gift shop and home of Mooresville Arts a non-profit organization of artists offering art classes and art events throughout the year. For those that are new to Lake Norman, our area attracts many artists and organizations like Mooreville Arts help to support and shart their talent and works!
MITCHELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
16. The Mooresville campus of Mitchell Community College is located just west of Main Street on 219 North Academy Street. Mooresville Campus serves the community by offering a variety of courses in college credit and continuing education programs including Student Services and counseling plus Curriculum Courses offered at the Mooresville Campus include: College Transfer courses, Accounting, Business Administration, Early Childhood, Information Systems, Medical Assisting and High School Programs. Continuing Education courses offered at the Mooresville Campus include: Occupational Extension, Community Service, Small Business Seminars, Allied Health, and Employability classes. Registrations are accepted Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.Basic Skills Program offers courses in GED preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Compensatory Education as well as Basic Skills preparation.
MOORESVILLE/SOUTH IREDELL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
17. Located behind Main Street are the offices of the Mooresville/South Iredell Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about our local businesses and join in on the many ribbon cuttings, monthly gatherings and meetings.
THE MOORESVILLE MUSEUM
18. The Mooresville Museum has now settled into their permanent home in the Charles Mack build on East Center Street. After extensive cleanup and some retrofitting of the wonderful historic building which is now open for all to enjoy. The Mooresville Museum, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation of regional heritage through:
- Collecting, preserving and exhibiting artifacts
- Providing educational programming
- Promoting an appreciation and understanding of our history
- Encouraging active participation from the community
THE MOORESVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
19. The Mooresville Public Library, a beautiful, newly expanded in 2011 facility located at 304 South Main Street, embraces technology by working to bring the library to your computer through remote access to NCLive, Net Library, and “Ask a Librarian”. They have a spacious meeting room available as well.
THE MOORESVILLE SOUTH IREDELL SENIOR CENTER
20. The South Iredell Senior Center is truly a wonderful new facility located in the Charles Mack Citizen Center on the lower level and can be accessed from the Church Street parking lot. They offer myriad activities and recreational opportunities for seniors 60 years+ as well as legal services, insurance counseling, long term care counseling and Social Security sign-up and counseling. 704.662.3337.
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICALS
21. The Department of Motor Vehicles vehical regristration office is located at 125 Main Street. It’s a small, quaint office off the main street across from Pie in the Sky Pizza.
MOORESVILLE TOWN HALL
22. Mooresville Town Hall is located at 413 North Main Street and is the home of the Mayor’s Suite, Financial, Administrative, Planning, Engineering, Human Resources, Risk Management and the IT Department. This is where the Mooresville Town Hall meetings are held.
RICHARD’S COFFEE SHOP
23. The most patriotic coffee shop in the America! What started out… as a little shop named Pat’s Gourmet Coffee Shop, named in honor of his wife, became much more. It became a “Living” Military Museum, named in honor of the man who spent the last 14 years of his life honoring and supporting America’s Veterans. It was owned and operated by Richard Warren, a U.S. Army, Vietnam Huey gunship pilot, callsign “Mustang 53”. Today it is dedicated to honoring America’s Veterans, Active Duty Military, Police, Fire and Emergency personnel. All are welcome to join us in honoring their commitment.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
MONDAY-SATURDAY : 0800-1500hrs
THURSDAY : Free Coffee (Vets)
SATURDAY : Blue Grass (Public)
DOWNTOWN MOORESVILLE CRUISE-IN
24. Downtown Mooresville will shine with chrome and glitter with sparkling paint during the monthly Cruise-In. It’s a great chance to show off your car and chat with other car enthusiasts, surrounded by the architecturally historic backdrop of Downtown Mooresville. This event is held the first Saturday of the month from 4-8pm on Broad Street in Downtown Mooresville. Free.
DOWNTOWN MOORESVILLE FARMERS MARKET
25. Downtown Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8am until noon and features local produce, handmade baskets, fresh breads, organic meats and dairy products and much more! Located in the parking lot at the corner of Church Street and East Iredell Ave. across from the MSI Chamber of Commerce.
MOORESVILLE DOWNTOWN COMMISSION
26. Have you heard the term or seen the logo: It’s Happening Downtown!? Thanks to the efforts of our Mooresville’s Downtown Commission whose office is located in an office in the Charles Mack Citizen Center, Historic Downtown Mooresville truly is a place to go for so many reasons! The Downtown Commission, working with civic leaders and merchants, develops strategic plans to make the downtown economically attractive to citizens, customers, visitors and other businesses. Kim Atkins is the Executive Director of the Downtown Commission. Kim has all of the updates on all development in the downtown area and a great monthly events calendar as well! Bookmark and go to their website: Downtown Mooresville for a comprehensive list of events, festivals, shopping, restaurants, businesses and entertainment.
BECOME A DOWNTOWNIE!
27. HOW TO BE A DOWNTOWNIE
STEP 1. Pick Up A Downtown Passport! Next time you find yourself in any business Downtown, ask for a Downtown Passport. If you happen to be making a purchase Downtown, you’ll automatically be given one along with your first sticker!
STEP 2. Collect 20 Stickers In Your Passport! Any time you make any purchase, at participating Downtown businesses, you’ll receive a sticker for your Downtown Passport. Collect just 20 stickers to complete your Passport and you’re on your way to being an Official Downtownie!
STEP 3. Mail Us Your Passport! Complete the form inside your Passport, tape it closed and mail it on over to us here at the Mooresville Downtown Commission. We’ll process your Passport and mail you your very own Official Downtownie Membership Card and Key Fob along with a special little treat (we’re not telling, it’s a surprise!).
STEP 4. Enjoy the Benefits of Being a Downtownie! Now you’re ready to walk around Downtown like you own the place! Just check back here to see what exclusive deals and events you can now enjoy from participating businesses. Just look for the sign printed on the back of your Downtownie Card that says “Downtownies Welcome!” to find those participating businesses Downtown.
You might also want to “like” Downtown Mooresville on Facebook because some merchants like to post spontaneous offers there. We’ll also send you periodic emails so you never miss a thing happening Downtown.
And that’s it! Easy, right? We can’t wait to see you Downtown, future Downtownie!