They say the devil’s in the details. And, we’re here to point out the devilshly cool details in the QC.
When you live in a town for a long time, it’s easy to stop looking. But, from street art to set design to kitschy places to grab a beer and a sandwich, Charlotte’s got plenty to enthrall your curiosity … if you’re looking.
Some of the best places to stop and get lost in the details in Charlotte are the three locations of home-spun Common Market. From the merchandise to the decor, there’s a lot to take in. So, let’s take a tour of Common Market Oakwold at 4420A Monroe Rd with co-owner Graham Worth. When Graham stops and actually takes a moment to survey his kingdom, what does he see? He tells us in the captions below. Dig in!
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"[Co-Owner] Chuck [Barger] found this drum set on side of the road. The alligator is castoff from a man-cave."
"This local Pierogi company - Southern Pierogi - has become very popular with our customers!"
"We're proud to serve seasonal releases from our friends at Birdsong Brewing ... some of the best in Charlotte!"
"Nothing better than local beers from NC! We have two whole doors of coolers dedicated to local craft beer."
"This gem was the best of a tube of posters from a customer. It takes folks months to realize it's up there."
"These local soaps from Essential Soap Company are made right in our neighborhood and delivered to us monthly."
"Vegan jerky may be the perfect definition of an oxymoron, but our customers absolutely love it!"
"These come to us straight from Asheville, NC. These garlic, onion & chives pretzels go great with cold beer!"
"No way we can choose! Enderly Coffee & Magnolia Coffee are 2 of our favorite local coffee roasters."
It's tempting to create a story, but Worth tells us this sign was another kitchy orphan dropped off by a customer.
"This scoop came with the hardware store nail bin we now use used for our "Bin Wine" over by the beer coolers."
"Our boar was another man-cave cast off from a friend's house after his wife told him to clear it out."
"This picture was transferred from the old SouthEnd Store. If you walk around it, this nice old lady gets zombified."
"Retired cards from our coffee regulars...they make our mornings!"
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