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Gibson Mill Market to bring dining hall and more shopping to historic mill

Gibson Mill Market to bring dining hall and more shopping to historic mill

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A new food hall-style dining and shopping area is coming to Gibson Mill in early 2020.

The property owners/redevelopers, Southpaw Investors, issued this press release Tuesday afternoon:

Formerly known as the Gibson Manufacturing Company, Gibson Mill in Concord,  has served as the fabric of the community since 1899 as a leading producer of American-made bedding, sheets and towels shipped all over the world. The owners of the property are delighted to announce the Gibson Mill Market, a food hall-style dining and shopping experience that will open on the campus Early 2020.

Today, this space, the historic Cannon Mills Company Plant #6, is one of the area’s largest (656,000 SF located on 48 acres) adaptive reuse projects with a strong emphasis on environmental consciousness. It serves as a community-driven gathering spot with retail, craft breweries, office space and the new dining and retail Market to come. Nestled in the Concord community, the Mill hosts over 1,000 daily guests, with a built-in audience of 305k+ community members inside a 10-mile radius, and attracting out-of-town guests with close proximity to Interstates 77, 85 and the CLT Douglas airport.

The new Market at Gibson Mill will offer a dining and shopping experience that brings together the rich legacy of American-made quality, craftsmanship and ingenuity with a modern, environmentally conscious approach and commitment to locally sourced goods. The Market space takes up 17,000 SF of rentable/retail space that will support 10-12 local vendors and offer a full-service restaurant inside (2,700 SF). Architecture and design work has been developed by d3 Studio, with construction planned by Liles Construction.

The driving force behind this project is Southpaw Investors, made up of local Concord area friends who respect the space and its legacy and purchased Gibson Mill in 2004. Today, this team fosters community and opportunity by supporting local and regional businesses with the development of Gibson Mill Market.

“When we purchased this mill 15 years ago, it was desolate with only one caretaker remaining,” said Tom Cotter, Partner at Southpaw Investors. “Today it’s a vibrant community hub, with nearly 300 people who work on-site, and hundreds more who shop and do business here. We decided that a dining destination would nicely compliment the adjoining breweries and retail establishments.”

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Gibson Mill’s ownership team is accepting applications for the Market. For leasing info, contact Thomas Moore at 704-699-2177 or Updates can be found on Gibson Mill’s social media channels @gibsonmillnc.


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