Things are happening in Mount Vernon. As the City nears completion of the new Riverwalk flood protection and revitalization project’s second phase, the business owners and community members are hard at work making Downtown an exciting place to visit. While the new riverfront area will be a very welcome addition, its completion is just as exciting for downtown business and building owners. We’ve waited a long time for real flood protection for the area and all the advantages that come with it. Not only will we see uninterrupted “shop time”, but it will be much easier to finance your building remodel or open a retail spot once FEMA removes the downtown core from the restrictions of the current flood designation.
But don’t wait! Head Downtown now and enjoy the exciting mix of retail and service businesses that are ready to help you today. Grab a beer while your accountant finishes your taxes (you might need it). Or take the family to pizza before the play starts at the Lincoln Theatre. Show up for the “Art Walk” on the first Thursday of each month. If you really want to feel smart, leave your car behind and walk downtown on any weekend in April and watch all the Tulip Festival tourists idle through town on the way to the Westside (and let them know what they’re missing by not joining you!). And don’t believe all the talk about parking being an issue, just check out the new parking map and head on down.