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ADBA Meeting Schedule

The Apex Downtown Business Association conducts two meetings each month, conducted sequentially on the first Friday of each month. The first meeting, held at 8:30 am, is the Board meeting, where the ADBA Board of Directors debate and vote on actionable matters. The second meeting, held at 9:00 am, is the "membership" meeting, where ADBA members and other interested parties can share information and discuss matters concerning ADBA activities. Other meetings are "special call" meetings by the ADBA President. All are welcome to attend the meetings, which are held at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.


Witches on Salem Street

It's a Ladies Night Out in historic Downtown Apex! Get some girlfriends together for shopping, dining and FUN!

Wear your witches hat while shopping and dining to receive special discounts at downtown Apex restaurants and businesses. For a list of the many participating downtown businesses, click HERE for the Facebook event page.

Friday, October 24
5pm – 9pm
Salem Street
Historic Downtown Apex


Trick or Treat
on Salem Street

It's time to bring out your Halloween best and head on down to Salem St. in Downtown Apex NC for the annual Trick or Treat on Salem St. Join us for this family fun event! Local merchants and businesses will be handing out candy and treats!

Take a photo of your costumed child in front of your favorite downtown Apex business and post it to our facebook page.

Saturday, October 25
4pm – 6pm
Salem Street
Historic Downtown Apex


Planning Underway for Christmas on Salem Street
December 5, 6, and 7

The Apex Downtown Business Association is planning for the annual Christmas on Salem Street celebration, to be held on the December 5, 6, and 7, 2014. Complete information is coming in November on this website.

Christmas on Salem Street

Halloween in Downtown Apex ‐ October 24 and 25 (Fri. and Sat.)

Grab some friends, put on your witch hat and spend an evening shopping and dining at a discount in Downtown Apex on Friday, October 24 from 5 to 9pm for Witches on Salem Street. Virtually every restaurant and shop on Salem Street will offer a special discount to those wearing witches hats! Then, bring the kids on Saturday, October 25 from 4 to 6pm for Trick or Treat on Salem Street. The businesses and restaurants celebrate Halloween by handing out candy to costumed children.

Discounts for Witches on Salem Street Include:

Common Grounds – $1 OFF glasses of wine
Apex Outfitters – 10% off entire purchase
Common Grounds – $1 OFF glasses of wine
Make It Your Own Boutique – 10% off purchase
Fedora – 10% purchase
Lilly's – 15% full priced merchandise
Gone Stitching – 10% off purchase
Stylish Living – 10% off purchase
Sixpence Accents – 20% off purchase
All Booked Up – 10% off purchase
Rock Harbor Grill – $3 house wines
The Beer Dispensary – FREE Samples of tap beers
My Girlfriend's Closet – 15% off purchase
Peak City Grill – Cocktail & Appetizer Specials
The Rusty Bucket – 15% off storewide and 40% off Fall items
Southern Home Crafts – Free Lucky Elixcer Punch & Free clay rose pendant with purchase
Apex Gallery Custom Framing – 10% off of photo frames, art, and greeting cards

Visit the Facebook Page for more information.


Welcome to

Downtown Apex

building on Salem Street welcome to downtown Apex sign on side of old brick building Apex Baptist Church

Apex, North Carolina is a charming blend of rich history and bright future. Founded in the 1860's, the Town got its name from a location at the highest point on the old Chatham Railroad. Downtown Apex, considered one of the most intact turn-of-the-century railroad towns in the area, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District in 1994, and includes about 60 structures built between 1870 and 1940. The Old Union Depot, built in 1914, is designated as a Wake County Historic Landmark. The Apex Historical Society is located nearby in an old caboose.

Today, Apex is one of the most vibrant, progressive, and fastest-growing communities in the Research Triangle area, and the thriving Downtown Historic District is at the Town's heart. The unique mixture of historic homes, restaurants, and specialty shops gives special meaning to the motto: "Apex, the peak of good living." It's no surprise that Apex and the Triange area have consistently appeared as a top 10-ranked community in major publications such as Business North Carolina, Money, CNN/Money, and Forbes.

Come and experience the "The Peak of Good Living" in Apex, North Carolina!

Top 10 reasons why you should shop local


Make It Your Own Boutique Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary

NC Agriculture

Make It Your Own Boutique is celebrating their 5th ANNIVERSARY this month! Come upstairs to Make It Your Own Boutique at 219 N. Salem Street, above Common Grounds, this Friday evening, October 24th, to celebrate with us.

We will be serving light refreshments during the celebration from 5 PM to 9 PM. When you sign up for our newsletter list, you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant! Bring your friends and have them sign up too!

We will also be participating in Witches on Salem Street this Friday night, October 24th. Wear your witch hat to receive 10% off your purchase between 5 PM and 9 PM!


2014 Peak City Book Festival is on November 8

Peak City Book Festival

The 2nd Annual Peak City Book Festival will take place in historic downtown Apex on November 8, 2014 at the Halle Cultural Arts Center from 11am to 5pm.

The Peak City Book Festival is a one day event featuring engaging, entertaining and educational programs for the whole family. The festival will feature: speakers, best selling authors and kid-friendly events, including Story Time, Face Painting and a street art workshop & competition. Local businesses are invited to participate. A portion of all vendor/sponsor packages will go towards the purchase of books to give away to festival participants.

Visit the website for more information.


Visit Apex

If you have a group of ten or more, our Apex Ambassador would love to show you our historic downtown. We offer free of charge a 45 minute lecture on the history of Apex at our downtown showcase the Halle Cultural Arts Center. You also have five wonderful dining venues to choose from for lunch or dinner. Following your dining experience, we give you a walking tour of downtown and show you some wonderful places to shop.

If this sounds interesting to you contact J. C. Knowles, Apex Ambassador, at 919-772-5472.


J.C.'s Downtown Historical Moments – Looking Back on Apex

JC Knowles

            10 Years Ago in October 2004

• After years of planning, dealing, and construction, Beaver Creek Commons is finally open. Target cut the ribbon being the first of many stores to open.

• The Apex United Methodist Church celebrates their 20th annual Harvest Festival on the church grounds.

• The Apex Downtown Business Association has had their biggest Trick or Treat celebration since its beginning. Hundreds of children roamed Salem Street for Halloween treats.

J.C. Knowles, Apex Town Ambassador     jc.knowles@att.net


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