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📢 🛒 DOCO Market Brings New Culture to “Old” Town

Contributor: Jamie Richardson


DOCO Market creates a space that celebrates the community and brings people together.

The DOCO Market (Downtown Concord Market) will hold their second pop-up shopping experience on April 1st from 12-5pm at Nothing New Quality Threads which is located at Southern Strain Brewing Company’s Concord location at 165 Brumley Avenue. Nothing New is also hosting their first Friday Night Flea on Friday, March 31st from 3-8pm, featuring 10+ of the area’s top vintage and fashion vendors as well as a vast selection of $20 items that you already know and love!

Casey Atwell, a co-founder of DOCO Market and co-owner of Nothing New Quality Threads, said, “the goal of the market is to bring a new culture to an old town.” By bringing a curated selection of vendors to the market, residents of Cabarrus County get to experience small businesses they might not hear of otherwise.

  • “Our mission is to bring together a diverse group of vendors who specialize in unique and authentic goods, food, and experiences. From handcrafted jewelry to locally grown flowers, we have something for everyone.”

Photo: DOCO Market Instagram

What can you expect to see at the DOCO Market?

You will find vendors who are passionate about their craft and are excited to share it with you. Southern Strain is the perfect place for the pop-up market because you can make an afternoon out of it. Not only will you have the opportunity to shop and support small businesses, but you can also grab a bite to eat from Hot Box Next Level Kitchen and try out some craft beer from Southern Strain Brewing Company.

DOCO Market has been promoting the market and posting vendor spotlights on their Instagram page including:

Doing the Vintage Thrifting Their Way

Casey Atwell and Brandon Harrington, owners of Nothing New Quality Threads, the premium vintage clothing store located inside Southern Strain Brewing Company, grew up down the street from each other and both graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School.

  • Atwell was a bartender at Southern Strain before COVID hit, and during the pandemic they developed a side hustle, thrifting and selling their finds online. They also worked the pop-up circuit in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Atlanta, but quickly became frustrated with the pop-up scene.

Photo credit: Brittany Little @ Foil Creative

They wanted more control over their circumstances, so they took a “leap of faith” and opened their own retail space in September 2022, with their showroom located inside Southern Strain.

  • While vintage clothing stores are popular in Charlotte and surrounding areas like NODA, Casey and Brandon felt like setting up shop in Cabarrus County, where they were raised, was important. Casey said they felt like they wanted to “bring the culture here.”


Cabarrus County is starting to see more and more local graduates return to Cabarrus County like Kannapolis friends Bobby Cain and Kristen Compton who started B&K Tea Cafe serving Boba Tea which now has locations in both Concord and Kannapolis, and Jack King who opened J.King Guitar, a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Concord.


So, what will you find at Nothing New?

They feature a range of premium vintage apparel, collegiate and sports gear, NASCAR apparel, snap back and trucker hats as well as name brands like Levi’s and Carhartt. We’re personally loving the vintage band t-shirts! Atwell says, “You can piece together an entire outfit for $40 during our $20 Sale (buy 2 get 1 free).”

  • They bring in 50 to 100 new pieces a week, so there is always something new on the rack. Thrifted clothing is a hot trend, but not everyone has time to browse through racks of clothing. “We do the thrifting for you,” said Casey.

Photo credit: Brittany Little @ Foil Creative

Nothing New Quality Threads is open on Friday (3-8pm) Saturday (12-5pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm).


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