That took root in

common ground.

About The Common Market

When Blake Barnes started The Common Market in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte in 2002, his big idea was to supply the neighborhood with urban convenience and a modern twist on general stores of the past. The market evolved into so much more. He added a deli…then a bar…then the inevitable happened:

A place filled with old friends and a destination to find new ones

Chuck Barger was a regular at the Plaza Midwood store. Over coffee one morning with Blake, Chuck mentioned opening another store. So in 2008, they decided to become business partners and expand the uncommon experience to South End—creating another loyal neighborhood mainstay.

Your neighborhood living room—a place to call your own

We offer your morning coffee plus three meals a day. We are the alternative neighborhood locale for that boring meeting and a gathering place for live music and entertainment (after that boring meeting is over.) We've carried craft beer since 2002 (never imagining we'd one day be featuring so many local breweries). Enjoy our eclectic wine selection, funky gifts, vinyl, t-shirts and trinkets. You never know what you’ll find.

Come check us out. When you’re awake, we are open. Every day.

home of the sexy power coffee sign

home of the sexy power coffee sign

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