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For a taste of Charlotte's home-grown produce, head to 7th Street Public Market, located about half a mile west of the city center. At this indoor marketplace, you'll find a selection of local produce, wines, flowers and sweet and savory treats. Among the vendors hawking local goods is one of the city's favorite pizza joints, Pure Pizza, known for using ingredients sold right in the market. If you make your market stop in the morning, trade in your usual Starbucks drink for the freshly brewed java available at Not Just Coffee, another vendor permanently stationed at the market. Pair your caffeine jolt with a breakfast sandwich from Local Loaf and enjoy the bustling scene.
The market is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. You can get to the market via Lynx train, bus or car. If you're taking the Lynx train from downtown, get off at the 7th Street Station (the market is located less than 300 feet from the station). If you have your own set of wheels, you'll find an indoor parking lot located on the ground floor of the 7th Street Station parking deck, between Sixth and Seventh streets and between College and Brevard streets. If you get your parking ticket validated at the market, the first 90 minutes are free. To see the latest vendor news and find out more about upcoming events, visit the 7th Street Public Market website.
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