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here’s no better way to show your love for local than to support local independently owned coffee shops. When you spend your money at these unique small businesses, 65% of that money is recirculated back into our local economy. Doesn’t that feel good?! What really feels good is to feed your caffeine craving and sweet tooth in one stop. So, get out there and explore these local gems.

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CENTRAL COFFEE COMPANY has been serving the Charlotte community with coffee, house-made pastries, and piping hot quiche since May 2009. Their Plaza Midwood location opened first with just three employees: Jimmy Kleto, and his parents, Nick and Olga Kleto. The store became one of the first neighborhood gathering spots on the cusp of Plaza Midwood and Elizabeth. Since then, the area has accumulated more amazing businesses and Central Coffee Company has grown beyond its original three employees, though still a family business at heart. In October of 2016, Jimmy and Louisa Kleto expanded with a second shop in Charlotte’s South End bringing delicious beverages to the area just ahead of the commercial and residential boom. From buttery Greek cookies, cream cheese pound cake, and biscotti to vegan options like zucchini bread, chocolate espresso cake, and baklava, Central Coffee Company strives to incorporate menu items for all different tastes in their offerings. Seasonal selections include pumpkin pie lattes made with real pumpkin as well as chocolate bourbon pecan pie, all made in house. Catering options are available at either location, as well as, that last-minute box of coffee for your meeting. Central Coffee Company gets its coffee from the roasters at Joe Van Gogh, located in Hillsborough, NC and has continued to have a relationship that grows with different flavor profiles and new projects like the bourbon barrelaged cold brew that is released twice a year, Spring and Summer. They work hard expanding their knowledge of the industry to offer patrons new and exciting things to eat and drink. Central Coffee Company is small, but with a big mission -- to bring wonderful coffee, great customer service, and a comfortable space to meet neighbors. Plaza Midwood 719 Louise Avenue Charlotte, NC 28204 South End 1700 Camden Road, Suite 101 Charlotte, NC 28203 Photo by Matthew Kerslake [@matt.kerslake].

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Photos courtesy of Central Coffee Company [@centralcoffeeco].


UNDERCURRENT COFFEE Founded and owned by Todd and Erin Huber, Undercurrent Coffee began as a cafe and coffee education lab located in the heart of Plaza Midwood serving thoughtful, local, handcrafted food and beverages to neighbors and visitors alike. With a curated beverage program, the team serves a selection of crafted signature drinks to complement the food menu that features breakfast and lunch staples with a gourmet twist and focus on nutrition.

Photos courtesy of Undercurrent Coffee [@undercurrentcoffee].

The beverage menu boasts house-made syrups and sauces to complement products by a variety of impressive local and regional coffee partners. Undercurrent’s primary roasting relationship is with the award-winning team behind Onyx Coffee Lab, the 2017 United States Roasting Champions and the United States Brewing Champions. Undercurrent’s cafe lineup also includes, but is not limited to: a rotating selection of coffees from a variety of nationallycelebrated coffee roasters like Verve Coffee Roasters, Equator Coffee and Tea, and Ritual Coffee Roasters; and cold brew on tap from the Charlottelocal roaster Pure Intentions Coffee. Open for breakfast and lunch, Undercurrent Coffee’s food program mirrors its beverage program in integrity by sourcing quality and seasonal ingredients from local farms and purveyors. The team is proud to be working with some of the best farms and companies in the region including Homeland Creamery, Anson Mills, Goat Lady Dairy, North Corner Haven, and a host of other local farms sourced through FreshList. With a veggie-forward, madefrom-scratch menu, there is a hearty selection including pastries, breakfast bowls, toasts, and salads. In addition to the cafe, Undercurrent Coffee also offers an education program at the UC Training Lab, a 200-square foot classroom in the back of the building dedicated to all things coffee. Decked out with state of the art coffee equipment and boasting the highly-soughtafter Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) campus accreditation, the UC Training Lab offers a variety of public coffee education classes, as well as professionally-focused SCA Barista and Brewing certification courses.


Plaza Midwood 2012 Commonwealth Ave Charlotte, NC 28205 Optimist Hall 1115 N. Brevard St, Stall #7 Charlotte, NC 28206 UNDERCURRENTCOFFEE.COM


OLIVE’S MUD PUDDLE is nestled in the heart of Fort Mill where you’ll find some great locally roasted coffee in a quaint, chill spot. Their coffee is roasted by Hex Coffee in Charlotte, where they buy singlesource coffee from farms in various areas of the world. They craft a variety of specialty drinks that change with the seasons, such as housemade apple cider and housemade pumpkin maple butter lattes. Not your ordinary coffee house, Olive’s Mud Puddle is located in an art gallery with a working art studio. There are many opportunities to have fun with Open Mic Nights, Music Bingo, and creative classes to get your hands in clay.

Photos courtesy of Olive’s Mud Puddle [@olivesmudpuddle].

Award-winning artist and owner, Debbie Whitsett’s vision for Olive’s was to create a relaxed place where you could find yourself surrounded by creativity. “We all need some time to escape and reap the benefits of getting lost in the creative process. We opened as just that, a place to create and a place for local artists to show their talents. An important aspect of our business is helping artists get recognition and to connect with the community. As a community outreach, we supply local high school students and teachers an opportunity to exhibit in our gallery, as well as supporting our local artists and local Art Guilds by exhibiting their work whenever we can,” explained Debbie. With the art community growth, Olive’s is growing their adult pottery classes too with more pottery wheels. Fort Mill 229 Main Street Fort Mill, SC 29715 OLIVESMUDPUDDLE.COM


PEPPERBOX DOUGHNUTS is a doughnut shop owned and operated by native Charlotteans Alex Beebe and Nate DeVillers. They specialize in vegan-friendly, handmade, yeast-risen doughnuts with innovative chef-driven flavor combinations that one simply cannot find elsewhere. A few of their past specialty flavors, which rotate seasonally, include Toasted Miso Caramel, Saffron Crème Brûlée, Pineapple Black Pepper Bacon, Blueberry Mint Rose Pistachio, and Lavender Honey with Honeycomb Candy, along with other more traditional flavors and toppings. In addition to focusing on doughnuts and doughnut-related treats, they showcase high quality coffees, cold brews made in-house, a curated tea and kombucha selection, housemade sodas and mineral water, and an innovative mocktail program. Proud members of the Piedmont Culinary Guild, they focus on using all-natural and sustainable ingredients, and try to source from local farms whenever possible. They have worked with such non-profits as the Humane League, Carolina Breast Friends, Extra Life, Greater Tee of Charlotte, and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. They cater weddings, corporate events, and just about any other celebration you can imagine, and they deliver through both Ubereats and EZcater. They enjoy cultivating business to business relationships and they’re constantly at work on new food and beverage pairing opportunities. South End 101 West Worthington Ave Suite 150 Charlotte, NC 28203 PEPPERBOX.CO

Photos courtesy of Pepperbox Doughnuts [@pepperbox_doughnuts].


NOVA’S BAKERY 1511 Central Ave Charlotte, NC 28205 novasbakery.com CAFE MOKA 7416 Waverly Walk Ave, H3 Charlotte, NC 28277 cafemoka.us

QUEEN CITY GROUNDS 644 North Church Street Charlotte, NC 28202 queencitygrounds.com

EARL’S GROCERY 1609 Elizabeth Ave Charlotte, NC 28204 earlsgrocery.com

FRESH VIBES 1675 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill, SC 29732 freshvibesjuicebar.com

GRAPEVINE 829 Terrace Park, Suite 104 Rock Hill, SC 29730 grapevine.wine

EIGHT + SAND KITCHEN 135 New Bern Street Charlotte, NC 28209 eightandsandkitchen.com CROSSROADS COFFEE HOUSE 112 N Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 crossroads-coffeehouse.com

SMELLY CAT COFFEE 514 E 36Th Street Charlotte, NC 28205 smellycatcoffee.com

THE SUFFOLK PUNCH 2911 Griffith Street, Suite A Charlotte, NC 28203 thesuffolkpunch.com

SUNFLOUR BAKING COMPANY 2001 E 7Th Street Charlotte, NC 28204 sunflourbakingcompany.com

THE HOBBYIST 2100 N Davidson St, Suite D Charlotte, NC 28205 thehobbyistclt.com

BURR & BERRY COFFEE 1221 Transformation Lane Indian Land, SC 29707 burrandberry.com AMELIE’S FRENCH BAKERY 4321 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28209 ameliesfrenchbakery.com

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Cocktails at Room 1812, the speak-easy nestled below the Manchester restaurant in historic South End, Charlotte.

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THE MANCHESTER, an American Gastropub with English flare in Charlotte’s historic South End, manages to capture the essence of an English public house while infusing some southern charm. Brought together by a team of restaurateurs with 25 years of experience, the Manchester concept was inspired by a great grandfather from Wales and a family infinity for Manchester soccer clubs. General Manager, Michael Vergili is no stranger to the Charlotte restaurant scene. He’s a Culinary Institute of America graduate, a partner in the Futo Buta restaurant and worked as the Executive Chef for Carmel Country Club for more than 10 years. “We offer three venues in one,” says Vergili. “Our English style pub with an outdoor beer garden is a cozy, candlelit area with an inviting two-sided fireplace. The dining room easily accommodates large parties, perfect for family meals or social gatherings,” Vergili continues. “And if you’re searching for a more intimate and exclusive setting, we offer Room 1812, a prohibition-era speakeasy nestled beneath the Manchester.” Room 1812 is a top-tier cocktail bar, offering an array of house specialty cocktails and classic spirits. Whether you’re in the mood for a Gimlet, a Vieux Carre or a local craft beer, you can expect quality drinks and service in Room 1812, but you’ll need a password to get in. Follow @room_1812 on Instagram or call the hostess for the password of the day. The Manchester offers lunch and dinner every day of the week, and an a la carte brunch on Saturday and Sunday. THE MANCHESTER 1812 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203 (980) 237-0391 specialevents@manchester1812.com


Photos courtesy of Mary O’Neill’s [@maryoneills].


MARY O’NEILL’S serves up a pub that is friendly and welcoming, where a memory made today is a story that lasts a lifetime. Friends and fellow Irishmen, Lee McShane,

Ciaran

Farrelly,

Denis

McDonagh, Barry Leeson, and Bill Carol, opened Mary O’Neill’s in October 2017. Named for Lee McShane’s grandmother, you feel the warmth and friendliness upon entering Mary O’Neill’s. They offer Irish and local beers as well as a selection of Irish whiskeys. You’ll find plenty of traditional favorites like Potato and Leek soup, Beef and Stout Stew, Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, Irish Chicken Curry, and of course Corned Beef and Cabbage. A fine selection of salads and sandwiches are available as well as a few southern classics, too. Mary O’Neill’s serves lunch and dinner daily and brunch on weekends. They provide outdoor seating under the water tower with live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Mary O’Neill’s, home of a great pint, hearty cuisine, set in an atmosphere that feels like home. MARY O’NEILL’S 116 West North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 (704) 256-7800 maryoneills.com


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EDMOND

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international

selection of beers and spirits since 1986.

Sir Ed’s is nestled in the elbow of the Park Road Shopping Center and their mouth-watering menu is available until 2 a.m. seven nights a week. With vegan and vegetarian options, Sir Ed’s is the place to be for your late-night cravings.

SIR EDMOND HALLEY’S 4151 Park Rd Charlotte, NC 28209 (704) 525-7775 Photos courtesy of Sir Edmond Halley’s [@siredspub].

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Photos courtesy of Dandelion Market [@dandelionmkt].

DANDELION

MARKET’s

cozy

pub setting provides a welcoming environment for friends to gather over globally-inspired small plates. Since its opening on New Year’s Day of 2010, Dandelion Market has established itself as a premier restaurant and bar. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the restaurant encourages guests to take their time while dining and explore the diverse menu offerings. Dandelion Market’s beverage program features over 20 draft beers, a large wine selection, and a creative cocktail menu. In addition to a unique and satisfying menu, its interiors create a cozy atmosphere downstairs and an event-friendly space upstairs, with a community table that rises to the ceiling when the floor opens up for events and nightlife.

DANDELION MARKET 118 West 5th St Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 333-7989

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BIG BEN PUB 2000 South Blvd #530 Charlotte, NC 28203 bigbenpub.com

TYBER CREEK PUB 1933 South Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203 tybercreek.com

GROWLERS POURHOUSE 3120 N Davidson St Charlotte, NC 28205 growlerspourhouse.com

GALWAY HOOKER PUB 17044 Kenton Dr Cornelius, NC 28031 galwayhookerpub.com

RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB 208 N Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202 rira.com/charlotte

MURPHY'S KITCHEN & TAP 445 W Trade St Charlotte, NC 28202 murphyscharlotte.com

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THE COTTON ROOM AT BELFAST MILL 144 Brevard Court, Ste. B Charlotte, NC 28202 cottonroomclt.com

THE WORKMAN’S FRIEND 1531 Central Ave Charlotte, NC 28205 theworkmansfriend.com

GRACE O'MALLEY'S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE 157 N Trade St Matthews, NC 28105 gomalleys.com


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LOCALLY SOURCED, EXOTIC FLAVORS 251 TEXTILE WAY, FORT MILL, SC ∙ 803.548.6868 ∙ SPICEASIANKITCHEN.COM


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Photo courtesy of Angeline’s [@angelinescharlotte].


Vongole from Angeline’s in Uptown Charlotte with squid ink bucatini, scallops, clams, pancetta, and micro cress.

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Photos courtesy of Angeline’s [@angelinescharlotte].

ANGELINE’S offers a modern, Italianinfluenced menu in the form of housemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas and simple yet flavorful small plates in an energetic and comforting environment. Robert Hoffman is Executive Chef of Angeline’s and its sister operation Merchant & Trade, a 19th-floor rooftop lounge and event space.

Hoffman says, “you’ll get a true taste of our region at Angeline’s, where we source our ingredients from right here in the South.” Expect innovative twists on traditional Italian dishes, like housemade whipped ricotta, pappardelle, and their signature osso bucco. Sip Italian wine and spirits, and a sampling of North Carolina-brewed craft beer at the bar. ANGELINE’S 303 S. Church Street Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 445-2540

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LA BELLE HELENE brings a lively and casual take on the classic French brasserie concept to the vibrant food scene of Charlotte.

Designed

by

renowned

Parisian designer Richard Lafond, whose family business has garnered more than 50 years of experience creating some of the most famous restaurant spaces in the “City of Lights,” La Belle Helene is equal parts warm and inviting, inspired by 19th century French covered passage architecture and romantic skylit evenings. Whether you’re joining us for brunch, lunch, or dinner, you’ll want to take a seat at the pewter-topped bar that stretches on for days, grab a comfortable leather banquette, or claim an intimate outdoor table for two. Our authentic brasseriestyle menu from Chef Jim Stouffer that highlights delicious local ingredients and a wide selection of specialty beers, signature cocktails, and French wines by the glass – making La Belle Helene for a leisurely lunch, after-work happy hour, special occasion, or impromptu everyday gathering with friends. LA BELLE HELENE 300 S Tyron Street Charlotte NC (704) 969-2550 labellehelenerestaurant.com

Photos by Remy Thurston [@remythurston].

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SPICE ASIAN KITCHEN sits in the heart of Kingsley Town Center with unobstructed views overlooking the amphitheater and pond from a roof top terrace bar.

Spice draws its inspiration from the bold and savory flavors that are characteristic of each of the different regions in Asia. By infusing these exotic flavors into locally sourced ingredients to create familar dishes, they want to transform the Asian cuisine that we've all grown too accustomed to, into a unique and refreshing dining experience.

Every dish consists of a progression of beautiful ingredients marinated and seasoned with aromatic herbs, cooked to perfection and served with a harmonious balance of flavor and texture.

Select

from

favorite

dishes

like

Dumplings and Pad Thai or trying something completely different like Bibimbap, Bossam, and Curry. Which ever you pick, you are sure to experience a delectable burst of flavor.

SPICE ASIAN KITCHEN 251 Textile Way Fort Mill, SC 29708 (803) 548-6868

spiceasiankitchen.com


Photos courtesy of Spice Asian Kitchen [@eatatspice].


BANH MI BROTHERS consists of two brothers and a close friend; who are excited to share their love of this classic, must try, street food with Charlotte. The essence of their food is simple and delicious. Here, they utilize skillfully prepared, high quality ingredients with lots of love. Banh Mi, an iconic sandwich to the Vietnamese culture as hamburgers are to America. A hybrid of FrenchVietnamese food that consists of warm crusty bread, a protein and accompanied by homemade mayo, cucumber, crunchy pickled daikon and carrot, hot chilies and topped with refreshing cucumber and herbs. Banh Mi Brothers is a family-friendly, casual eatery and they offer many vegan and vegetarian options. Pop in and grab a couple of banh mi to go, or dine-in, have a beer and give their innovative, delicious dishes a try. Photos by Glaubirsel Figueroa [@glaubirsel].

BANH MI BROTHERS 230 W.T. Harris Blvd, Suite A-7 Charlotte, NC 28262 (704) 900-7842 BanhMiBrothers-CLT.com

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HABERDISH is a mill town southern kitchen and craft cocktail bar offering Carolina inspired cuisine like crispy fried chicken, southern vegetables, and other locally inspired side plates. You’ll find southern hospitality from the bartenders who will gladly shake, stir, or pour you seasonally crafted apothecary cocktails from a 1950’s soda fountain that pairs perfectly with the food and southern climate at Haberdish. The soapstone bar top came from a quarry in Virginia and the selvage denim on the interior seating was produced in Cone Mills, NC. The tabletops were handcrafted right here in Charlotte, and the wood came from the rafters of their building. The bar taps are reused spindles from a former mill, and the copper lights were hand-spun and designed and assembled right here in Charlotte.

Photo by Dustin Peck [@_dpphoto_].

Their regular dinner menu is served up every evening Tuesday-Sunday and all weekend long. They offer a weekday brunch, Tuesday - Friday 9am-2pm for breakfast/brunch specialties like biscuit sandwiches, chicken & waffles, homemade quiches, and a tater tot benedict. HABERDISH 3116 North Davidson Street Charlotte, NC 28205 (704) 817-1084 haberdish.com


PHO HOA 3000 Central Ave #1 Charlotte, NC 28205 phohoa.com

A PIECE OF HAVANA 11126 S Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28273 apieceofhavana.com

BOMBAY GRILLE 8706 Pineville-Matthews Rd Charlotte, NC 28226 bombaygrille.com

THAI HOUSE 8706 Pineville-Matthews Rd #160 Charlotte, NC 28226 thaihouse.us.com

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HELLO CHICKEN 8700 Pineville-Matthews Rd Charlotte, NC 28226 hellochickenusa.com


JOHN H. WESSEL, DMD, MD

EXPERT IN WISDOM TEETH AND DENTAL IMPLANTS 803.207.8318 | 1761 EBENEZER ROAD | ROCK HILL, SC 29732

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Fantastic Sams Fort Mill 1046 Regent Pkwy Suite #108 Fort Mill, SC 29715 803-639-7891

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sauces, spices, and supplies Te x t b y C a n d a c e M a t t i n g l y

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Photo by Zahrin Lukman[@zahrinlukman].

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BLACKHAWK HARDWARE has got you covered whether you’re remodeling, gardening, cooking, looking for a unique gift, or simply just craving some popcorn. Blackhawk has been a family-owned hardware store in Charlotte, NC since 1977. Known for its wide array of lawn and garden supplies, hardware, paint, electric and plumbing products, Blackhawk Hardware is more than just a hardware store; it is a lifestyle store. From cooking dinner for one to entertaining a large crowd, you can find everything you need in the grilling, kitchen and housewares departments. As the largest Big Green Egg and Weber dealer in the Carolinas, Blackhawk Hardware is the store to visit for all your grilling needs. BBQ fans can rejoice in knowing that the Blackhawk grilling team knows their way around using a grill or smoker and can answer all your hot questions. Along with traditional cooking and grilling utensils, Blackhawk Hardware also offers niche items you never knew you needed until you tried them, such as salt blocks for searing steaks, cedar planks for grilling fish, or flavored smoking chips to add that extra bit of flavor. You can also find various sauces and rubs to spice up any dish. One of the most popular sauces Blackhawk Hardware sells, Ogre Sauce, is made by a local Charlotte company. Available in original and hot flavors, Ogre Sauce is an all-purpose barbeque sauce created by Mike “Ogre” Weeks using his grandmother’s recipe with his own twist. Once Weeks perfected and bottled his sauce, he sold it to a few retail stores, Blackhawk Hardware being one of them. In addition to grilling, Blackhawk Hardware also has everything a wellstocked kitchen needs from small appliances to cooking and baking

tools to party supplies and serveware. You’ll also find essential accessories and helpful gadgets like cookie cutters, strawberry hullers, and garlic presses. The team is always adding unique new food and beverage items like unbreakable glasses infused with titanium, reusable food wrap made from beeswax, and wine wands to remove nitrates and histamines. Blackhawk even offers non-alcoholic “beer” for your dog and “wine” for your cat. Looking for a take-home treat? Blackhawk carries several specialty brands and hard-to-find items with cult-like followings such as Chapel Hill Toffee, Dots Pretzels, and a wide selection of assorted root beers, fruit sodas, and ginger ales, including owner Andy’s favorite: Route 66. A locally made beverage at Blackhawk Hardware is Dunx Coffee, an organic, craft coffee brand that started as a stand at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. In addition to bags of freshly roasted coffee beans, Dunx serves hot drip coffee from a bar window located inside the store. Grab a cup before exploring the aisles looking for that next must-have item. The best thing about Blackhawk Hardware is that you’ll never know what you’ll find there – something you’ve never seen before right next to something you came in searching for – but you can always count on being greeted with warm smiles from the employees when you walk through the doors. BLACKHAWK HARDWARE 4225 Park Rd Charlotte, NC 28209 (704) 525-2682 blackhawkhardware.com

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Since 1980, THE PEACH STAND in Fort Mill has been dedicated to providing the best products for our customers. At The Peach Stand, you will find fresh, locally grown produce, a custom butcher shop, a restaurant and deli, a bakery, an ice cream parlor, and a specialty foods section loaded with gourmet items. Photo by Scott Warman [@scottiewarman].

At The Peach Stand, we support the local movement - Eat Local, Buy Local, Support our Local Farmer or Producer. We have worked to find and sell as many locally made and locally grown products as we can. Including our most popular item, raw milk, locally produced by Milky Way Farms. We also sell grassfed, all-natural beef, produced by local cattle farms. We sell our own locally grown produce straight off Springs Farm, like fresh peaches, strawberries, blackberries, and garden produce. We carry fresh eggs from local farms in our area. Not to mention our specialty foods and other 100+ items we carry that are produced in our area, such as barbeque sauces, pickles, tea, rice, grits, soups, dressing, honey, cake mixes, and much more. The Peach Stand exists to create a culture of connection in our community. Whether you’re one or one hundred and one, we want everyone to know the benefits of eating local food. THE PEACH STAND 1325 Highway 160 West Fort Mill, SC 29715 (803) 547-7563

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A modern twist on the general stores of the past, COMMON MARKET is a neighborhood staple offering sandwiches, craft beer, wine, and fun knick-knacks in between. Indie rock often blares over the speakers with walls covered in everything from graffiti to an airplane wing to a large moose - often Photo by Jim Dimitroff

times donated from customers who want to feel a part of their local market. Each location takes on the vibe of the people around it, making it a unique telescope into the people who call that neighborhood their home. From DJs to bands to break dancing competitions, all

Common

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entertainment on a weekly basis that attracts a diverse and eclectic crowd. Check them out to see what all the hype is about. CM PLAZA MIDWOOD 2007 Commonwealth Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 Photo by Matt Henesy

(704) 334-6209 CM SOUTHEND 235 W. Tremont St, Suite 103 Charlotte, NC 28203 (980) 207 3187 CM OAKWOLD 4420A Monroe Rd Charlotte, NC 28205 (980) 498-0523 commonmarketisgood.com

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REID’S FINE FOODS 2823 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209 reids.com MECKLENBURG COUNTY MARKET 1515 Harding Place Charlotte, NC 28204 mecklenburgcountymarket.com EUROPEAN MARKET 9792 Charlotte Hwy Indian Land, SC 29707 europeanmarketus.com EARL’S GROCERY 1609 Elizabeth Ave Charlotte, NC 28204 earlsgrocery.com

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Let's work together to protect, foster, and strengthen the local independent businesses that make our community unique. Think, buy, and source LOCAL. MADEINTHEMILL.COM


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A local exchange inspiring vibrant, prosperous communities throughout the Carolina Piedmont. #charlottenc #fortmillsc #rockhillsc #waxhawnc...