Big dreams and an incredible vision fueled the motivation for James and Holly McCready to open Rain the Salon in the summer of 2004 (Rain the Spa came in 2007). The dream was to bring a ‘true experience’ to each guest. At the young age of 23, it was a bit difficult to bring those dreams to fruition in the beginning. However, ‘because of the incredible loyalty of our guests, we are now proud to say that our ‘dream location’ is here!’
As fate would have it, James ‘fell’ upon the 407 DeSiard location by chance. While looking through antique furniture that had been secretly stowed away in a once abandoned space, James was invited to look at the building across the street. Michael Echols had just purchased these locations and upon cleaning them out, the incredible jewel was revealed. This was THE space James had dreamed about, this was THE location he had always imagined, the perfect spot for the dream of community, guest experience, and architectural character to come alive.
Walking in the doors of the ‘New Rain’, you will be greeted with an incredible team of professionals and be swept away into luxury during your experience. If the (original) 21’ domed wood ceilings and beautiful brick walls don’t excite you, the luxurious Spa Lounge and outside courtyard are sure to relax you. This new state-of-the-art space will allow us to serve our guests better than ever. Treat yourself…take a two hour vacation…we promise you will feel like you’ve escaped from reality.
…relax with a massage…renew with a make-over…revive with a facial…refresh with a pedicure…
Because of the incredible hard work of the Monroe Downtown Renaissance Committee, James and Holly feel as though now is the time. ‘We believe in this revitalization, we believe in those beautiful memories of getting dressed up to go to the The Palace and spend the day downtown, we believe that our community is craving for the heartbeat of Monroe to come back.’ On January 3, 2013, Rain the Salon and Day Spa opened their doors and joined Bacco Italian Grille, Cotton Restaurant, the soon to open River & Rail Cantina, the many art galleries, and all the other businesses downtown working hard to bring it back alive.
Join us in this rehabilitation of downtown, it is the secret to our sense of community that can take the twin cities to the next level. Having a thriving downtown area makes all great cities what they are. It’s time for Monroe to be a place to visit, to be a place that there is ALWAYS something fun to do, to be a place where people come together. With continued passion and community support, the heartbeat of downtown Monroe WILL live again!