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“Great market for buying different items”
Review of Charleston Market

Charleston Market
Ranked #80 of 911 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Downtown
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Downtown
Stanley, NC
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great market for buying different items”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Loved the enclosed air conditioned area. Did not go last year so this is the first time I saw it. Great idea! All kinds of neat gifts & items.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gorgueos and many wonder !”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

They should have more venders with options with credit cards ! The majority now do not walk around with cash !

Visited May 2012
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Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A/C!!!”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

The renovations to the market that added a large airconditioned section sure made for cozy shopping!

Visited May 2012
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A good way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

This is an open-air market with lots of local delicacies, crafts and souveniors. Some areas are air conditioned.

Visited May 2012
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Tulsa, OK
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Step right in to a delightful afternoon -”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

The Charleston Market is a delightful introduction to the culture - sweetgrass baskets abound. Talk to some of the wonderful "gullah" ladies who are carrying on this tradition. Don't let anyone tell you they are too expensive - they are truly works of art and require hours of work. They will also last a lifetime so if you would like to take one thing home, it must be sweetgrass. Prices will vary as you walk the market - there are also ladies in other locations throughout the City. Though some don't want you to take their pictures, they are more than happy to discuss their work and their love of the tradition. On Sunday afternoon, I met John Fitzgerald Kennedy Nelson who was working with his mother - he had gray hair as he was born the day Kennedy died. He told me his sisters didn't want to learn to make the baskets so he wanted to be able to pass the tradition on so he learned. I bought a really sweet small basket from him - I like miniature baskets. It was his own design and I think his mother was really proud I chose his.

You also want to find the Charleston Shoe Company booth - they have great, comfortable shoes in 50 colors ! and they will ship them home.

Visited April 2012
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