Common Market

Expected Summer 2021

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Charlotte, NC (November 2, 2016) – Common Market is proud to announce their expansion to Downtown Rock Hill, SC for the company’s fourth location.

This new store is located at 161 West Main Street, a block away from the center of Old Town in Rock Hill. The adaptive reuse project will be another addition to the rapidly developing area joining the 400,000 SF Thread development and the recently completely Rock Hill Sports and Event Center in the downtown corridor.

Mayor John Gettys commented, “Common Market’s expansion to Rock Hill will bring unique infill development to the Knowledge Park area, drawing not only Rock Hill residents but visitors as well. This is yet another example of the successful outcomes we’re seeing from the investments made in Knowledge Park. I’m grateful Common Market recognized the potential of that site and look forward to welcoming them to the Rock Hill community.”

Common Market has built a reputation as a community driven general store with award winning deli and beer selections in the Charlotte market over the past 18 years. Graham Worth, lead partner in the Common Market, feels confident about the brand’s next steps. “Rock Hill has always been an intriguing location for our company and we feel the community will be a great fit for what we offer. We are very excited to enter into a new territory and listen to and embrace what the people of Rock Hill want from their Common Market.”

A development group, led by Worth, acquired the 15,000 square foot 1950’s-era former car dealership this summer. The building will be renovated to include the new 5,000 square foot Common Market with the group targeting creative office users for the remaining 10,0000 square feet. Over 50 parking spaces will accompany the renovated project on the 1.14 acre site.
“We were presented with the perfect opportunity to lead our own development and continue the momentum in Rock Hill market.” Worth continues “We strive to allow each location to evolve and
reflect the community it serves and we are excited to see this take place in Rock Hill. This is a big investment for a small business but we feel confident that this Rock Hill location will be well served for many years and will become a blueprint for future development of Common Markets."
The renovation work will begin this fall with Common Market Rock Hill targeting an opening in summer of 2021. Hood Architecture will lead the design work for the development. Common Market will host multiple events throughout the fall to solicit feedback from the community to ensure they are creating an environment to thrive in a new market. For more information and progress reports be sure to follow Common Market social media outlets or contact us at


About Common Market
The Common Market is your stop for eclectic neighborhood convenience. A modern twist on the general stores of our past. The Common Market offers fresh deli sandwiches, cold beer, an extensive and unique wine selection, urban provisions, knick & knacks and most importantly a common connection. We work hard to be a part of your neighborhood, your life. Convenience is the easy part.
Common Market: where we’re all different and that’s what we have in common