When did you start Common Market? December 6, 2002
Who inspired you? Austin’s General Store, Wingate, North Carolina—I’d get pack of nabs and Cheerwine.
Favorite Ghostbuster? Bill Murray. Favorite band? Depeche Mode. Favorite pet? Oliver, my black lab/pitbull mix. Favorite beer? Guinness.
Best day you ever had at CM? Worst day? The best day was when the Charlotte Rollers fought Gorgor Luchador in a blood wrestling match in a pool in the back parking lot. The worst day was when we were broken into at 4 a.m. with my wife in the store. She ran out and ended up knocking on the getaway driver’s car window.
Most memorable customer? David Byrne
If CM were a famous person, who would it be? Kramer from Seinfeld. He’s extremely spastic, but for some reason it just keeps working out.
If you were a CM deli sandwich, what would you be? Spicy Turkey
Best thing about Charlotte? Our neighborhoods have micro-economies that are all diverse from each other.
Pet peeves? People not thanking you when you hold the door, and texting while driving.
I’m new to Charlotte. Tell me what to do. Come to Plaza Midwood, walk around and get a feel for our diverse neighborhood.
You just won $100 million dollars. What’s the first thing you’d do? Have a streaking party. I got bails covered.