The Company Store
by: Ellen Gurley
Two of My City Magazine’s favourite Charlotteans have opened a new spot that has quickly become one of the busiest (and hippest) places in the NoDa neighbourhood. Joey Hewell and Scott Lindsley are celebrating two months of the Company Store being in business. These two have been in all of the regional magazines as the face for gay marriage and featuring their Linwell Farms concept. Coupling their two last names with their green thumbs, they have an extensive edible garden in the backyard of their beautiful home on 36th Street. This love for growing led them to open NoDaFarmersMarket.com wherein you can find dozens of local vendors selling everything from produce to soaps from our area. Just a year after having launched this successful market, they decided to open the Company Store.
Located directly behind Smelly Cat Coffee, this mill-inspired beer, wine, and mimosa bar is always packed. With many local brews on tap and in bottles, they are continuing their love of all things regional. The fridges are packed with local pimento cheeses and bakeries are offering up delicious stuffed breads. As if they weren’t busy enough with the market and Scott’s real estate company (JanusCLT.com), now they have a booming go-to spot that never runs of out seating. They have dozens of picnic tables and several swinging benches. The walls are covered in Charlotte art that hang for a month each time and it sure doesn’t hurt that they’ve secured local tap maiden, Courtney Valvo, as a prized employee there, too. Whether you are heading to a show in the area and want to do a pre-drink or if you just want to make a night out of your visit there, it’s a perfect place to stop and have a relaxing time. See you there.
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