By Cameron Lee
March 22, 2020
During these unprecedented times, restaurants, bars and breweries are having to pivot fast to transition their business models to maintain their revenue streams. Earlier this week, Forbes published an article on Plaza Midwood’s Resident Culture Brewing, detailing ways the Charlotte brewery has quickly transitioned during these challenging times.
While many small businesses are taking a calculated approach to altering their business practices, Common Market in Plaza Midwood is taking a more creative path. The urban convenience store, opened in 2002 by Blake Barnes, announced they will be offering delivery from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. within a three-mile radius which includes the NoDa, Belmont, Villa Heights, and Chantilly neighborhoods. While the news of delivery services is great for many, the video content they’ve used to share the news has really lightened the mood, offering a little humor in these otherwise dire times.
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Everyone is living in a, to say the least, surreal time these days. It’s important that you stay at home while we bring you what you need to get through your day, whether it’s a sandwich, a bottle of wine, or your favorite pack of rap snacks. We will deliver ANYTHING we sell in the store from 8am to 8pm. The deli and the store are open from 8am to 10pm. Stay safe, stay inside, and let us do the rest. Thanks to everyone who has supported us anytime and especially lately. Stay clean everyone 🧼❤️ …. @kendrickmalar @zubr_ @pewpewbang @fellon_keller
The two-minute video shot and edited by Zach Keller at the store features employees Casey Linder (clerk), Marcel Pawlowski (manager) and Adam Cope (delivery Knight) fielding an impromptu delivery call. Packing up a variety of items like beer, Boar’s Head Meat, Powerade, paper towels, cigarettes, and water, Pawloski and Cope ride off on a skateboard and bike down the side alley to deliver the goods.
The temporary delivery services from Common Market Plaza Midwood will run daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the store and deli hours running from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Currently, there is no delivery charge, and minimum order will be determined on a case by case basis. You can call 704-334-6209 for more info.