In the heart of North Carolina, Asheboro proudly services as the gateway to the world's largest zoo. Downtown is home to a spirited group of entrepreneurs offering an eclectic mix of retail, dining, arts and culture. Asheboro became part of the North Carolina Main Street program in July 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic. This shows the true spirit of our community, forging ahead and making a brighter future even when economic times look bleak. Plans for our downtown include improvements to Trade Street, an alleyway which has been left forgotten for many years, but used to be the main entrances to businesses in decades past. Conceptual plans detail opportunities for additional retail and art within expanded sidewalks for outdoor dining.