Business Options in Downtown

Restaurant, Cafe, Bar/Pub 

Historic downtown Elkin provides many opportunities for businesses to thrive.  A recent request from our downtown merchants was to create an ordinance allowing sidewalk cafes to serve alcohol within a contained area in front of restaurants wishing to do so.

If you are looking to open a restaurant or bar with a front entrance along a downtown sidewalk, you can apply for a sidewalk cafe permit.  This permit will allow you the opportunity to create an outdoor space in front of your location with seating where alcohol can be served to your patrons.  

All applications must be reviewed and approved, and there is a $25.00 annual fee for the permit. 

If you have any questions regarding the cafe application, please call Laura Gaylord, Main Street & Community Manager at 336-794-6469 or email her at  She can provide you with information regarding a: 

1. Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance information

2. Sidewalk Cafe Application

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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