CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Small businesses are the humble beginnings that aid in the city of Charlotte’s growth and culture.
On Saturday, November 24th, small business owners gather in Charlotte’s Historic South End to celebrate and bring greater awareness to local vendors and business. Unique small business and local pop-up vendors will set up shop for the public to enjoy at C3 Lab, Lincoln Street between Church and Mint, and Camden Road between East/West and Tremont.
Parking is available for shoppers throughout the South End area. Other means of transportation include the light rail, Lyft, or free trolleys set up to bring shoppers closer to venues hassle free. Live music, food, and drinks will also be available from food trucks and other local vendors.
According to Charlotte Center City Partners setups will be as followed:
Camden Road – Pop-up shops will line the street and the brick and mortar shops will have doors open, music playing and specials throughout the day.
C3 Lab, 2525 Distribution St. – C3 Lab is hosting Dudeapalooza, offering gifts for dudes, and will feature open studio and sales from C3 Lab resident artists and pop-up shops from nearby businesses. The C3 Lab Biergarten will be serving beer from Triple C and food from two food trucks. (Plentiful parking options around C3 Lab.)
Lincoln Street (between Church and Mint) – Pop-ups will line the street, and shoppers can explore music, shop for gifts, art, and holiday decor, and enjoy locally crafted beverages.
As the city of Charlotte continues to grow South End becomes known as Charlotte’s home to small businesses. South End has seen over 30% increase in full-service dining and an almost 15% increase in retail goods since 2014.