Cool Spring Downtown District

Want to do business in downtown Fayetteville? Give us a call!


The Cool Spring Downtown District Inc. is a charitable, nonprofit corporation formed in 2017 to create and sustain an arts and entertainment district located in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina, as a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic, and commercial activity.  The Cool Spring Downtown District itself—Fayetteville’s growing destination for art and entertainment—is a 0.55 square mile district in the central core of the city.  The District hosts over 100 businesses and award-winning restaurants, nationally renowned museums, a growing residential population, over $150 million in public/private investment in two years, and is being considered for the region’s newest performing arts center, a likely investment of over $40 million.  The District is also home to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, a Class A Advanced minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros, who play in their $38 million ballpark opening April 18, 2019.

Are you interested in doing business in downtown Fayetteville? If so, give us a call!

We offer help with the following services:

  • Developments
  • Real Estate
  • Available Retail and Restaurants
  • Space Incentives and Business Resources
  • New Business Reports, Publications, and Plans

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Marketing and Sales

  • Award Recognition
  • Feasibility Studies

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues


  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization

Events and Community Building

  • Farmers Market
  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Primary Contact
Bianca Shoneman
222 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301