Women's fashion design studio and Downtown anchor store Mack and Mack (220 S. Elm Street) announces the completion of its facade improvements, a project that was undertaken in part with a grant from Downtown Greensboro Incorporated.
The design, studio and production facility will hold an official celebration open to the public on Thursday, November 10th from 4:30 to 6pm. A brief toast and presentation by owners Robin and John Davis will be followed by a reception. Celebratory refreshments will follow.
Key features of the project involved painting the exterior brick, cleaning the awning, updating entry lighting and installing window boxes the length of the building front with seasonal hardy plants and a watering system, and new marketing signage.
Robin Mack Davis, co-owner of Mack and Mack explained her reasons for wanting to make the improvements, saying, "We've been in this location for eleven and a half years. It was time to spruce things up, and I really wanted window boxes. When you put in real plants, it literally adds life to your building." Davis also indicated appreciation for the Downtown non-profit focused on economic development here and that the company would have had a hard time with such extensive renovations were it not for the grant from DGI.
"DGI created the façade grant program to help entrepreneurs and to improve and maintain the great architecture in Downtown," said Ed Wolverton, President and CEO of Downtown Greensboro Incorporated. "This is year alone, DGI's $10,000 in grants have leveraged over $42,000 in private investment."
A Second Cause for Celebration: Introducing A New Collection
Mack and Mack will also officially unveil a new collection, Softwear for Business Women at the event. The new line is the next phase of the company’s “Go To” series of popular machine washable separates designed specifically with today’s executive woman in mind.
About Mack and Mack
Mack and Mack is known for its collection of separates based on quality, elegance and simplicity. Women across the nation flock to the line for the travel wear and party wear. The line of basics includes dresses, jackets, shells, skirts and pants. Sako special occasion jackets and Ultrasuede jackets are also designed on site. An accessory gallery offers a host of jewelry, purses and wraps by regional and national artisan producers.
Every Mack and Mack garment is made by the design/production team in Greensboro, North Carolina. One simply chooses their style and size and selects from a range of colors. Orders then go into production and ship in approximately two weeks. Mack and Mack is available at specialty shops across the US, however, customers often travel to Downtown Greensboro, NC to shop at the design studio showroom.
The Mack and Mack design studio showroom is located in the heart of Greensboro's revitalized downtown with its bevy of inspired restaurants, entertainment, and cultural venues.
The showroom is open to the public, and where visitors are welcomed to visit and to shop the newest styles, limited edition garments, and designer prototypes. One can also find unique accessories created by emerging artisan designers to customize their wardrobe and home. The unofficial company motto is “We make shopping fun!”
The showroom at 220 South Elm Street Greensboro NC 27401, operating hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday.
Group appointments available by contacting 336-275-6225 x210 or toll free 800-279-6480 or by email:firstname.lastname@example.org