200+ local businesses, 3 one-day-only pop-up markets, 70 places to eat & drink.

South End Small Business Saturday is back. On November 26, you can spend the day shopping and dining in South End Charlotte’s unique assortment of furniture, clothing, art, gifts, food, and [of course] craft beer establishments. There will be deals and discounts, one day only pop up shopping, and free trolley rides throughout the district (10 am to 5 pm).

What is Small Business Saturday? Read more here, but basically this is a day to celebrate and shop all things small & local, sandwiched in between the big box insanity of Black Friday and the online madness of Cyber Monday. While there are small businesses to shop small all over the QC {stay tuned for our update on that later this week}, nowhere is the #cltlocalvibe stronger than in South End.

South End Small Business Saturday

Here’s a Handy Guide from Historic South End on how to #ShopSmall in South End on November 26:

10am.  Uber in and Trolley Around. It’s South End after all. #beerapalooza.

You can’t start the day without fuel. Stop by Not Just Coffee at Atherton Market, the new Central Coffee on Camden Road, All Nations Coffee on Worthington Ave, Hex Coffee at Good Bottle, or the Gallery at South End.
Want a little more sparkle in your cup? Try a mimosa at Happenstance at Atherton Market or Tupelo Honey, or a fresh juice from Luna’s Living Kitchen. 

YOU’LL NEED A BAG. Free #ShopSmall Canvas Shopping Bags designed by Rifle Paper Co., will available in stores throughout South End, and for the first shoppers at the Small Business Saturday pop-up markets (supplies limited).

#ShopSmall Pop-up at Atherton Mill & Market: 2104 and 2130 South Boulevard
#ShopSmall Pop-up at Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum & Charlotte Art League: 1507 and 1517 Camden Road
Shop Dudeapalooza (meet WCCB’s Wilson) at C3 Labs: 2525 Distribution Street

LUNCH: More than 40 restaurants to choose from.  

STRETCH YOUR LEGS on the Rail Trail while you check out the places you haven’t been to yet. Scope out the art while you make your way to the next shop.

All done? GRAB A DRINK. You’ve earned it. There are 25 breweries, bottle shops, wine bars, bars and pubs to choose from

South End Small Business Saturday

Here are just a few of the Small Business Saturday Specials we know about:

Blue Hem 1750 Camden Road

20-30% off jeans + 20% of jewelry and accessories. Wide variety of premium denim for men & women, locally-designed & crafted jewelry & t-shirts.


Magnolia Emporium 307 Lincoln St

15% off your entire purchase


Savory Spice 2000 South Blvd.

Celebrating their 5 year anniversary on Small Business Saturday with FREE spice sample packs for first 100 customers. Tastings of Cloister Honey and desserts 5 ways to celebrate 5 years. 40 spice sets on sale.


Coffey and Thompson Art 1200 South Graham St.

Free coffee and snacks for shoppers of their one of a kind gifts such as hand painted glass ornaments, hand turned wooden bowls, artisan jewelry, pottery, and art.


Inside Out Sports 1514 South Church St.

Morning bicycle ride to burn off the turkey. Door prizes and up to $500 in giveaways.


Pet Wants Charlotte  2324 B Distribution St.

Free samples of their all natural, organic pet food made fresh. Locally made pet treats, health products, accessories & gifts.


William Wilson Clothing 1200 S. Graham St

Special: 2 custom suits for $1,400 from custom clothing designed by award-winning celebrity clothing designer, William Wilson


Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen 2104 South Blvd

Cooking Demo at 11:00 am


Westport Big & Tall 1443 South Blvd

20% off entire purchase of casual and dress clothing for the big & tall man.