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Downtown is 'the place to be' for businesses
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Hometown Grocery Store recently moved from their former location on 30th Street to just off Monroe's downtown square on 16th Avenue. Hometown Grocery Store offers discounted, name-brand grocery and general merchandise. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - A drive around the Square may not readily reveal the many new opportunities for shopping and living that have come recently to downtown Monroe. Most of the changes are going on inside, as property owners and new retailers remodel their spaces, said Amy Brandt, executive director of Main Street Monroe. "A lot of work goes into owning and operating your retail store downtown," Brandt said.