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The revamped and recharged Richland Park Farmers’ Market will be the place to find your favorite vendors from last season’s West End Market at Vine Street. And this Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., don’t miss the Richland Park Market Fest celebrating the opening of the 2016 market with a full day of more than 50 local farmers and artisans, food trucks and live music (including the Rocky Block Band and William Tyler), and free yoga practice. There’s also a yard sale, a book sale, field day and story time for kids and the hands-on Charlotte’s Garden experience.
And if, as you peruse the several varieties of kale, radishes and lettuces, you need that mid-morning third cup of coffee, don’t miss out on the true Charlotte hipstoric experience of a visit to Headquarters, a sliver of a super cool place just across Charlotte from the park. You can safely cross Charlotte at the traffic light crosswalk at 48th street.
This little brick walled coffee shop, barely wide enough for two people to stand shoulder to shoulder, offers a near perfect hipster experience. Headquarters serves local coffees from Nashville’s 8th and Roast (already brewed, pour-overs, and European) High Garden teas, Kombucha tea, lots of juices, a host of baked goods (Dozen Bakery and Vegan Vee), a daily quiche from Sweet 16th Bakery and bagels with cream cheese. You’ll also find an inventive anytime salad, oatmeal with berries and a yogurt parfait with granola and fruit.
Relax and enjoy an always interesting curated playlist while studying the colorful vintage thermos collection. You never know which homey, mismatched coffee mug will cradle your coffee. Be sure to notice the tiny art diorama in the missing brick in the wall. We expect it could get crowded on Saturdays so don’t count on scoring one of the three tables inside. On a nice day, wander out back to the tiny alley side patio.
Headquarters is open Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.