Food, Games, And More Coming To The Historic Gibson Mill In Concord 

CONCORD, N.C. — Officials with the 100-year-old textile mill in Concord known as Gibson Mill say five tenants have already signed on as vendors to its new Gibson Mill Market opening in fall of 2021.

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The Gibson Mill Market will offer food hall-style dining options and shopping opportunities while focusing on sustainability and providing locally sourced goods, officials say.

Officials say the first Market tenants include:

  • High Branch Brewing. Already a tenant of Gibson Mill, the popular brewery will move locations and open permanently this summer.
  • Defined Coffee. Local coffee brand and roaster will open its 3rd location in the region.
  • Luck Factory Games. A board game cafe for all ages and skill levels, featuring more than 1,000 games.
  • Johnny Rogers BBQ. A Concord classic spot for BBQ opens this fall.
  • The Market Bar. Led by Cabarrus Brewing’s Steve Steinbacher this bar will be “good in a glass.”

Officials say other restaurants coming to the newly renovated space will be announced soon, as the Market still has three to four stalls to fill.

Southpaw Investors, a group made up of Concord area friends, is the driving force behind the new food hall project after purchasing the historic mill back in 2004, according to a news release.

Officials with Southpaw Investors say while focusing on respecting the space and its legacy they began development of this new market in hopes of supporting the community and providing opportunities to local and regional businesses.

Liles Construction officials say they will work with d3 Studio officials to design and build the 17,000 square foot Market supporting up to 12 vendors.

“We’re excited to keep this project moving forward and look forward to welcoming Gibson Mill guests to visit the new Market later this year,” said Thomas Moore, Business Development Director at Gibson Mill. “We’re continuing to look for a few more tenants and interested parties can contact me to discuss: 704-699-2177 or”