Camp North End

An open-air artistic hub


What was once a manufacturing site for Model T cars and assembling Hercules missiles, has now been transformed into a hub for some of the city’s most innovative businesses. Camp North End, located in the up-and-coming North End Smart District, officially opened in 2017 and is now home to over 40 tenants — with even more being introduced.

Camp North End
By Morning

Work up an appetite with a drop-in class at Bloc Charlotte, a boutique fitness concept, which is currently offering one-hour fitness classes virtually until North Carolina moves into Phase 3. Once gyms are able to operate again, you can definitely expect to burn some calories in-person with this fun yet high-intensity workout.

If you prefer coffee as your pick-me-up, make your way to HEX Coffee to sip on a latte or cold brew on a hot day. For the tea lovers, walk over to Birch Fine Tea. Owned by two sisters, this loose leaf tea company offers more than 100 tea blends. With flavors like apple ginger and blueberry dream, you are sure to find something to please your palette. Add in a few baked goods like an oatmeal creme pie and a samoa tart at gourmet bakery, Wentworth & Fenn. You’ll likely need to make an appointment here first.

Things to Do

How to Spend a Day at Camp North End

Camp North End
By Afternoon

Get an-up-close look at some of Charlotte’s artists in action by visiting the galleries on-site. Blk Mrkt and DUPP&SWAT are both Black-owned studios that feature original works of local artists. Windy O’Connor Art and Home is a contemporary art and home decor studio and the artist herself can often be seen at work.

Grab lunch at the newly opened walk-up stands including Bleu Barn Bistro (a farm-to-table concept), La Caseta (Latin American street food), and Saru by Bow Ramen (Japanese ramen). There is seating and picnic tables along the walkway to sit and enjoy your lunch.

Things to Do

Camp North End
By Evening

After your main meal, grab a refreshing customizable gelato pop on a stick at Popbar. As you enjoy your treat, make your way to the retail shops to pick up a few goodies to take home. Stop by MacFly Fresh for your screen printing needs and pre-printed tees, Good Postage sells everything from greeting cards to stickers, or grab a few new reads from That’s Novel Books — a used bookstore that also features new books written by Charlotte authors.


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