We all love the Dollar Tree - everything for a buck and you have to go in every few weeks and see what other neat stuff they've brought in because the merchandise changes often. It's very seasonal and totally stuffed with goodies. You can go in for a "few things" and spend twenty bucks in there without blinking so beware!
This Main Street store is packed with goodies. There's always a sale going on. Everything from jewelry to household to clothes, mostly women's a children's. Everything is displayed nicely. They stay busy and often don't have space to take in any more goods. Fun shopping in Mayberry.
Rogers is the place to look for a place in Surry County. Offices are in central Mt Airy. They also conduct auctions and are very knoweldgeable about the local land and house situation, and would be a great resource for someone moving to the area.
The owner and his staff are reliable and honest. They di what they say they will. They understand bikes and can help with most repairs. The store also sells biking gear like clothing and racks, and offers advice about the local biking scene, trails, etc. Very much recommended for your biking needs.
Surry Arts Council puts on everything from world-famous bluegrass musicians to craft programs for the disabled. They have story telling and drama all year round and help sponsor two big yearly festivals in town. The theater is named for Andy Griffith and used to be the cafeteria of the elementary school he attended. He lent his name and gave some endowment to get it started though he doesn't live in Mt Airy anymore. SAC is a great organization and visiting the theater helps support its porjects.
Downtown Cinema Theater is an old movie house. Its operation is subsidized by the Surry Arts Council, and includes FREE Staurday morning LIVE music - bluegrass, old time and country - which is simulcast onto the local radio station, WPAQ. People actually break out and dance at the hoe-down tunes. SO worth it - and they also have cheap movies during the week. Great tourist visit spot.
This is a mom and daughter operation and they know their books. They're trying to bring culture to the locals. Cappucino and other espresso coffees are available, with tables by the front window to read and drink. Nice atmosphere, trading "library" at the back with review copy books, always a good selection of new books and some bargain books.
This is a strange exchange - they cater to people who like romance novels and not much to people who are looking for current novels and non-fiction. It's so small and cramped that you wonder how the staff stands it, but they're never too attentive anyway. If you're passing through and need somemore reading material, you can trade in what you've read to them and get a few new titles, though not one for one.
This is anoutlet for mulch and such. It's located by a major crossroads on Highway 268, near the Pine Hill Friends Meeting. Just go in and pay and they'll put a dumptruck load of manure or mulch - three colors - in the back of your truck, for a very very low price. Definitely the place to go for major landscaping projects. The locals love it.
Located on a main road near the center of town, these folks offer plain good service, and do what they say they will. You'll know the cost before you leave the store and pick-up will be when they say, no waiting. What more could you ask of a dry-cleaners? Clean clothes, smiling reliable service.