The Hen House
Garek & Jay Norton bought The Hen House in October 2016 and ever since Jay has been an  active member of our Promotions Committee.

Inside the Hen House you'll find gifts, home decor, kitchen items, books, a children's shop, bling & bags, bath & body and so much more.

Store hours 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm


Welcome to Spencer Main Street!

We are proudly celebrating our 33rd year as a Main Street Iowa program this year. Spencer was founded on fertile soil, tested by fire, and thrives because of its people. The same is true for Main Street. We are a non-profit organization that works hard on economic development, historic preservation and bringing people downtown because we know there is no grander place!

Spencer is one of 55 Main Street communities in this great state of Iowa. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and are funded primarily through a Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) that was established in 1987 and supported by the City of Spencer. That district includes more than 170 businesses in Downtown Spencer.
Looking for an incentive to open a new business in town that isn't already here? The Retail Kickstarter Program was created to help spur retail growth in Spencer. This unique program offers a forgivable loan of up to $25,000 in conjunction with a 0% interest loan of up to $25,000 for qualifying projects. For more information and to get an application contact Nancy Naeve at nancy.mainstreet@smunet.net.


Unfair Fair Days

Join us Downtown for Unfair Fair Days September 17th-19th (what would have been the last weekend of the Clay County Fair). Our retailers want to make sure you still get a “fair” deal even though we can’t enjoy going to the fair this year. We will have all kinds of activity on the sidewalks and … Read more Unfair Fair Days

Downtown Restaurant Week

Join our delicious downtown eateries for Restaurant Week Sept. 19-27th. Every time you eat out or get your food to-go, you can register to win a $20 gift card to that restaurant. The more you eat out, the better your chances are to win. Grand Prize winner gets $20 gift cards to all the participating … Read more Downtown Restaurant Week

Downtown Upstairs Tour

Join us September 26th as we take you on a guided tour of rarely seen Downtown Upstairs Buildings. Check in starts at 9am at the Masonic Temple, tours begin shortly before 10am. We will visit the upper stories at Pizza Ranch, Hansen’s Clothing, Community Insurance, Pressed, & The Iowa Project Brewing Company. Registration is $20 … Read more Downtown Upstairs Tour