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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The legend of hot ‘breakfast revenge’ chicken lives on in Horace’s Hot Fried Chicken. Horace’s is a new ‘delivery only’ Hot Fried Chicken restaurant inspired by Horace himself and his great technique creating and cooking for over 20 years in Charlotte. The Horace’s Hot team embraced his dedication and inspired ability to make everything taste great. “Give it a try! I think you will love it! And you gotta try the pickles.” – Horace
Address: 327 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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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 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
100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Bonterra Restaurant & Wine Room
Bonterra Dining & Wine Room boasts an elegant, casual setting uniquely rich with ambiance and flavor. Housed in a renovated 110-year-old church in the heart of Dilworth, Bonterra’s interior manages to blend the original architectural features of its historic building tastefully with modern additions. The staff of Bonterra invites you to a dining experience filled with fresh local flavors of Contemporary American Cuisine, delectable desserts, and a diverse wine selection featuring over 200 wines by the glass and another 300 from the private cellar.
1829 Cleveland Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Catawba Brewing Company
The Catawba Brewing Co. grew out of a simple Christmas gift and the love of good beer. A beginner’s home brewing kit gifted Christmas of 1994 began a passion for brewing that could only culminate in creation on a larger scale. It was only natural to take production from a few gallons to a few barrels, and The Catawba Valley Brewing Company was born in the summer of 1999. Catawba Brewing Company in Charlotte is over 14,000 square feet of covered outdoor, indoor, and air-conditioned options, socially distanced for safety while enjoying great food and beers.
Restaurant / Brewery
933 Louise Avenue, #105, Charlotte, NC
Connolly’s on Fifth
Home of the perfect pint, friendly service, and great criac! “If you can’t drop in, smile as you pass.” Connolly’s Irish Pub been serving up creamy pints to the good people of Charlotte since 2001. Connolly’s has been known for their friendly, quick service, and great atmosphere. It is a place where strangers become friends and friends become family. It is a great daytime hangout which turns into a lively nighttime spot.
115 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC
Customshop Handcrafted Food
Customshop is a modern trattoria with a neighborhood feel, located in the heart of Charlotte. Their menu offers an eclectic mix of traditional and innovative American dishes inspired by Italian, French, and Spanish cuisine.
1601 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Dogwood Southern Table & Bar
Dogwood provides delicious regional cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Carolinas are rich with culinary tradition, craftsmanship, and natural beauty. Dogwood was created to put a spotlight on all this good fortune. The flowers in the vase, the drink in the glass, the reclaimed design elements you’ll find throughout the space – every touch is about sharing the warm and social spirit of the Southern table with their gifts. “Come on in. We’ve got your seat ready.”