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Charlotte has always been a city of industry and ingenuity. The Market at 7th Street puts that ingenuity on display for all to share in. As a non-profit incubator, emerging chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, artisans, and makers all have the chance to be part of this tradition and start their dreams in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment. And as a market, anyone can be lucky and get to partake in all the beauty and deliciousness that these dreamers produce along the way.

This gathering is located Uptown at the base of the 7th Street light rail station and the 7th Street stop for the Lynx Blue Line, making it accessible from anywhere in the Queen City. Just a short walk from all the attractions that give Uptown its exciting flavor, like ImaginOn, Discovery Place, First Ward Park, the Spectrum Center, and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, The Market at 7th Street is its own city center for Uptown pride, Charlotte, and beyond. Ringing that bell into the future, all week long. What are you waiting for? The Market is calling you.

Do Good by Eating Well

What exactly does that mean? It means that we're committed to:

Showcasing and supporting the unique, local food culture of the Carolinas

Providing an authentic and unique experience

Providing a welcoming space and convening our diverse community

Incubating emerging small business entrepreneurs and food artisans

Providing high-level education to our business entrepreneurs

Our goals include:

  • Incorporate health and wellness activities
  • Use the Market as a venue for educational programming
  • Provide high-quality, fresh and affordable food
  • Provide regular business owner education opportunities
  • Leverage the expertise of the business owners to enhance customer experiences
  • Ensure the Market reflects the rich cultural diversity of the region

What does all of this mean for our guests:

  • Our doors greet you with a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
  • We pride ourselves on fostering an environment that inspires food and drink innovations, as well as being your go-to place for friend and family gatherings.
  • Our vendors are all local and share a passion for food, drinks, and retail and each visit to the Market is different than the last.


Kenya Augurson

Operations Manager

Salem Suber

Executive Director

Antonia Betaudier

Marketing & Events Manager

Board Members

Blair Primis

Board Chair - Surgical Care Affiliates

Dr. Dan Murrey

Surgical Care Affiliates

Laura Peres

The Duke Endowment

Laura White


Heidi Smith


Anthony Trotman

Mecklenburg County

Corinne Weber

Atrium Health

Dr. Richard Mathieu

Johnson & Wales University

Joe Haubenhofer

The Plaid Penguin

Hendrick Ellis

Bank of America

Michele Glessner

Moore & Van Allen

Holly Eskridge

City of Charlotte