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Shop local for love

With February right around the corner and Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, there’s no better time to shop local for love – and Downtown Concord has you covered!

Check out some options below for that special someone!

The Foodie:

With 20 locally owned places to dine, your favorite foodie is sure to enjoy a dinner on the town.
Pro Tip: Call ahead to make a reservation if you are dining on or near the holiday weekend.
COVID Pro Tip: Place a to-go order for a romantic dinner at home.

The Sweet Tooth:

The Sweet Life bakery and the renowned Chocolatier Barrucand guarantee a delicious find for your sweetie!
Pro Tip: Place custom orders well in advance. Can you monogram a macaroon?

The Coffee Lover:

If you have a local coffee lover in your life, they’re likely already familiar with Press & Porter. Now offering gift cards, they also sell an array of baked goods and wines.
 Pro Tip: Load whatever amount you deem safe for your coffee addict to spend!

The Craft Enthusiast:

Have a craft beer lover in your life? Downtown is proud to have Lil’ Robert’s Place, Red Hill Brewing, and Bottle & Can that provide a variety of local and regional craft beer favorites. Leaning more towards wine? Cabo Winery has you covered with an array of wines and ports. Make it a date and purchase a tasting for two or simply grab a couple bottles to go!
Pro Tip: Ask Caroline for wine recommendations.

The Resolution Keeper:

It’s still January, right? Downtown has a wide variety of fitness offerings including Cross Fit, martial arts, and yoga to name a few. Select the “dance and fitness” category on our Directory page for a list of options.
Pro Tip: Be sure your loved one has ASKED for this fitness opportunity!
 COVID Pro Tip: Check out requirements and restrictions due to COVID-19 prior to booking membership or session(s).


Downtown has a variety of specialty shops and galleries with unique items you won’t find anywhere else. From jewelry to specialty leather goods, fine art to vintage clothing, crystals, teas and more – you are sure to find something unique! Downtown also offers a variety of salons and day spas if you are going for zen.

Popping the Question?

According to, Valentine’s Day is the 5th most popular day of the year to get engaged. So, if you happen to find yourself on the giving or receiving end of a proposal, a little pre-planning can go a long way! With unique venues, catering, photography and more, Downtown Concord is a one stop shop for special occasions!

But remember, it doesn’t take a proposal to wow your loved one. Something like flowers can be just as special. Did you know?!… Our downtown Bead Lady also makes memory flower beads. These timeless pieces are jewelry made from flower petals that act as a keepsake to remember special occasions.

Still can’t decide?

Many of our merchants offer gift cards – inquire at your favorite spot!
  Pro Tip: Order Downtown Dollars from Downtown Concord; accepted at over 30 shops and restaurants within the immediate downtown area. Call 704-920-6130 for details!

So, spread the love and shop local for your loved one in 2021.

P.S. – Happy Valentine’s Day!

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