The Next Chapter of Main Street Pittsboro

by Main Street Pittsboro

It's hard to admit but fair to say that in 2011, Pittsboro's historic downtown was suffering from benign neglect. Faded and peeling paint, stained and crumbling bricks, tattered awnings, and old light fixtures caused Pittsboro's historic properties to look every bit their age. The Town of Pittsboro filed for and received Main Street designation [...]

2022-06-30T12:02:08-04:00June 24th, 2022|

Historic Walking Tour of Pittsboro

by Ben Rappaport

This story originally appeared in the Chatham News + Record PITTSBORO — Chatham School of Science & Engineering ("CSSE") history teacher Anna Blackwell began the spring semester with a challenge to her 9th and 10th grade students: to learn about the history of the place where they lived. She wanted them to make the [...]

2022-06-03T17:12:06-04:00June 3rd, 2022|

Three Activities Celebrate Spring

by Main Street Pittsboro

It's spring in Pittsboro and that means bunnies are abounding. We're presenting three fun activities that would delight even Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. ONE: Following the tremendous success of the Found It! Chatham Rabbit Hunt in 2021, we reached out to local artists again to embellish ceramic rabbit sculptures for a free, family-friendly scavenger [...]

2022-04-04T21:17:57-04:00April 4th, 2022|

Black-Owned Businesses Then and Now

by Main Street Pittsboro

Entrepreneurs from the Black, Indigenous, People of Color ("BIPOC") community are doing business today around downtown Pittsboro as they have been for decades. But people and businesses come and go. It's sometimes challenging to recall which businesses were where back in the old days, before everything began to change. Fortunately, an active and hearty [...]

2021-12-07T21:09:39-04:00December 7th, 2021|

Lexie Wolf on the Newest Mural in Town

by Lexie Wolf

When property owners or businesses owners within the Main Street district are awarded a matching facade grant by the Main Street Pittsboro Design Committee, sometimes the work done includes new paint, new awnings, new windows, or new lighting fixtures. Occasionally a new facade means the addition of a mural like the one at 185 [...]

2021-09-22T19:03:05-04:00September 21st, 2021|

Grocery Stores or Farmers’ Markets?

by Main Street Pittsboro

What is your favorite place to shop – grocery stores or farmers’ markets? The way you answer that will depend mainly on where you live and your lifestyle. Some enjoy the convenience of going to a large grocery store where everything they need for the week’s meal preparations is right there. Others appreciate the [...]

2021-03-01T16:32:25-04:00July 5th, 2021|

Ponderings About Pittsboro Local Restaurants

by Main Street Pittsboro

They say you can tell a lot about a person by looking in their pantry and refrigerator. We think that you can also tell a lot about a community by looking at their local restaurants. If you do that in Pittsboro, North Carolina, you’ll notice our dependence on locally grown and raised food. With [...]

2021-03-01T16:32:13-04:00June 4th, 2021|

Local Events of Pittsboro’s Past

by Main Street Pittsboro

It has been a challenging year not only in Pittsboro, North Carolina but across the country. Local events have been few and far between, with those that did occur quite different from the past. As we look forward to having local events again, it can be fun to look back at some notable moments [...]

2021-03-01T16:31:45-04:00April 5th, 2021|

The Benefits of Supporting Local Businesses

by Main Street Pittsboro

One of the most remembered scenes in “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the run on the bank. “The money’s not here. Your money’s in Joe’s house... right next to yours. And in the Kennedy house, and Mrs. Macklin’s house, and a hundred others.” That scene reminds us of how intertwined a community is. It reminds [...]

2021-03-10T03:32:03-04:00March 3rd, 2021|

Construction on Pittsboro Circle to Begin Soon

by Town of Pittsboro

PRESS RELEASE FROM PITTSBORO TOWN MANAGER CHRIS KENNEDY DOWNTOWN PITTSBORO TRAFFIC CIRCLE PROJECT DETAILS AND DETOUR INFORMATION The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), via their contractor Carolina Sunrock, will be beginning construction on the downtown Pittsboro traffic circle (Project ID: STIP R-5724A) on Monday, January 11, 2021 with a scheduled completion date of [...]

2021-01-06T21:03:03-04:00January 6th, 2021|