The Hidden Shopping Mall In North Carolina, Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, Is A Secret Gem Only Locals Know About
While small towns all over the Tar Heel State are hiding gems of all kinds, sometimes it’s the big cities that are home to buried treasures concealed in plain sight by the sheer size of the city. If you haven’t discovered the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall found within the old Kress & Co Five and Dime building on Gastonia’s Main Avenue, then you’re not alone. While many locals in this city of 77,000-plus residents are wild for the vintage finds here, most of North Carolina doesn’t even know it exists. If you’re among them, then here’s what you’ve been missing:
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Sleepy Poet Antique Mall is hidden in plain sight in the heart of Gastonia. It’s open seven days a week. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more from the mall’s official website, and see what’s new on its Facebook page here. You can also visit Sleepy Poet Antique Mall’s Charlotte location, which has some expanded hours.
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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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