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National Retro Day | February 27, 2024

Visit NMBD antiques and thrift stores to go "retro"

Old Stuff Day | March 2, 2024

More fun to have at NMBD antique and thrift stores.

NMBD Spring Mixer | May 9, 2024

From 5 to 7 pm at Spokane City Credit Union, 1930 N Monroe. Come meet your fellow business and property owners on North Monroe. Find out about activities and events for the Summer of 2024. Note: This is also a chance to help the students at the Adult Education Center...

Monroe Day at the Market | June 14, 2024 from 3 to 7 pm.

Promote your business with small display at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market.  The market is open for business every Friday at the Adult Education Center in the heart of N Monroe.

Independent’s Week | First week of July

Come celebrate Independence Week by visiting the independent businesses along North Monroes.  There will be lots to choose from and you can count on saving money.

Art Walk | Date to be determined

Come and see various local artists and take home one of a kind pieces

Live Local’s Shop Small Saturday on N. Monroe

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY Encourage your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to SHOP SMALL this holiday season. When we buy gifts locally at small businesses, it helps our community thrive!

2024 Events

National Retro Day • February 27, 2024
Old Stuff Day • March 2, 2024
NMBD Spring Mixer  • May 9, 2024
Monroe Day at the Market • June 14, 2024
Independent's Week • First week of July
Art Walk • date to be determined
NMBD Fall Mixer • October 7, 2024
Small Business Saturday • November 30, 2024

We invite you to

Meet on Monroe

2022 Mixer group photo
Shopping for vintage, collectibles, and antiques? Looking for indulgent eats or everyday necessities?
Get to know the local folks that call it home. See you around the district!

(Photo NMBD May Member Mixer, 2022)

Momentum is growing on North Monroe, with diverse businesses and renewed energy bolstered by a rich history. Want to join NMBD?


North Monroe Attractions

Shopping for vintage, collectibles, and antiques? Looking for indulgent eats or everyday necessities? Want to shop where there is still free parking? Check out the many reasons to come to North Monroe!

Art on Monroe

FroWe have an anm mural paintings to art walks we have lots of creative art opportunities on Monroe. nual Art on Monroe event #artonmonroe.

Art on Monroe event is happening in September. Date to be determined – Come check it out!


EG Farmer's Market

We are proud to support the Emerson-Garfield Farmer’s Market every Friday during the summer months on North Monroe.

Located in the parking lot of the IEL Adult Education Center (2310 North Monroe), the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market is a seasonal weekly marketplace featuring around two dozen regional and neighborhood vendors.

The aim of the market is to bring fresh, healthy, affordable goods that are locally grown or produced to the residents of Emerson-Garfield as well as all those who pass through our up-and-coming neighborhood.

An intentional side benefit is that it also serves as a community hub, bringing both people and organizations together and cultivating meaningful relationships between them.

The market takes place every Friday from 3 to 7pm.

Restaurants and Dining

North Monroe has a growing list of places to eat that run the length of out district.

Live Local

With all the uncertainty in America and the world, it’s more important than ever to support our local economy. 

The vision of Live Local INW is to help Spokanites and people around the Inland Northwest engage more deeply and meaningfully with their community by choosing local businesses, circulating more wealth locally, and making our entire community stronger and more resilient.

N. Mornoe has partnered with Live Local and many of our businesses are featured here!

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Things we love to do

One of the best parts of N. Monroe are the vintage shops.

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