Get ready, NoDa! The folks that brought us the NoDa Farmer’s Market and Linwell Farms – Scott Linsley and Joey Hewell – have a new project coming… The Company Store.
As most people know, a lot of the historic buildings in NoDa are former textile mills, and many of the homes in that area started as mill homes, where the mill workers lived. Historically, company stores were where mill workers could buy items on credit with payment coming out of their next paycheck. So while The Company Store won’t be a true company store, Linsley and Hewell drew on all of this as inspiration for their new venture.
The Company Store will be located behind Smelly Cat in a home originally built circa 1905. The building has been refurbished using reclaimed wood, tile and fixtures, most of it from the NoDa area. The new layout includes a lot of outdoor seating and spaces to hang out in the front yard, side yard, front porch and back deck.
The space is being billed as a combination art gallery and store, beer and wine cafe, and event space. Plans are for the NoDa gallery crawls to return with the opening of The Company Store, with the first one scheduled for March 4th.
On the beer and wine cafe front, plans are that they will have NoDa beers on tap as well as North and South Carolina craft beers in bottles and cans. Wine will be served by the glass or bottle. There are no plans for a kitchen, but they will sell small bites and Local Loaf goodies. There’s also a possibility that food trucks will be there from time to time.
The Company Store is only going to bring more goodness to NoDa. If you want to be able to walk to The Company Store – and all the other fun that NoDa has to offer – give me a call and let’s find your NoDa home!