support local businesses


Whether it’s the local coffee shop where they know your name by heart, the ice cream store where the children head after a little league game, or the family-owned pizza place you order from on a busy Friday night, local businesses serve as the lifeblood of our community.  This year has brought hard times for our local businesses from mandated closures, occupancy restrictions, and safety concerns for our essential workers. We created Charlotte Made to raise awareness for our businesses – to help them prosper again – and to ultimately strengthen our town’s economy.


Help us support our local businesses by sharing this initiative with your friends and family. Charlotte supports local because supporting local means supporting our neighbors, our friends, and our families.

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300 East

Family-run spot serving New American fare in a quaint renovated house with a bar & patio. 


 300 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC

Check out Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m!

7th Street Public Market

7th Street Public Market is a bustling urban food destination in the heart of Charlotte’s Center City! The Market’s mission is to celebrate the food culture of the Carolinas and promote local and regional farmers, food artisans and entrepreneurs. The Market provides high quality, fresh and affordable food, as well as local products, seven days a week. As a nonprofit, small business incubator, the Market helps local entrepreneurs get their brilliant business ideas started in the Queen City. The Market is located at the base of the 7th Street Station parking deck, between 6th and 7th streets and adjacent to the Lynx Blue Line’s 7th Street stop. Parking is validated for the first 90 minutes with a purchase from a Market business.

 Restaurant / Market

 224 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC

Alexander Michaels

Alexander Michaels is an American tavern influenced by the European pubs that came before them They offer a good selection of beer and simple, fresh, well-prepared food that gives you value for your dollar served by a friendly attentive staff in a neighborhood tavern atmosphere. 


 401 West 9th Street, Charlotte, NC

Amélie’s French Bakery & Café

Amélie’s French Bakery & Café is committed to creating authentic French-inspired pastries, soups, and savories. While they are known for their salted caramel brownies and array of French macaron flavors, Amélie’s also offers soups like Spinach Asparagus Leek soup, sandwiches like Croque Monsieur, and seasonal salads. Each pastry, soup, and salad is made-from-scratch on site with unconditional love. 

 Restaurant / Cafe

 4321 Park Road, Charlotte, NC

 2424 N Davidson Street, #102, Charlotte, NC

 7715 Pineville-Matthews Road, #34B, Charlotte, NC

Aria Tuscan Grill

Aria Tuscan Grill is Charlotte’s newest urban neighborhood restaurant and lounge in the heart of center city. Serving mouthwatering old world comfort food in a modern Italian setting, Aria brings the flavors and colors of Tuscany to Charlotte.