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Avid Shoppers & Bargain Hunters — This article is for YOU

Main St. Antique & Design Gallery at Merino Mill in Mooresville is a place where Yard Sale Heaven meets Today’s Amazing Talent. 

 When the weather encourages indoor activities and you are looking for something to do  — try touring this incredible 160,000 sq ft facility at 500 S Main Street in Mooresville. 

Everyone is Invited to Enjoy the Shopping Experience!

 Even if you’re not in the mood to shop, it’s a great place to enjoy with friends or go with children or experience on your own.  It is the home for over 500 vendors – each with a unique booth – some market treasures from the past while others promote brand new items – an enormous variety is available. 

A Fabulous Place to Shop

This is the perfect place for bargain hunters and educated shoppers who are looking for creative, exceptional gifts for everyone on their list – for any and all occasions.  You might even find the perfect item for yourself too!

Literally THOUSANDS of creative gifts!

Every booth is distinctive and has its own personality. Each vendor has the capacity to inspire personal memories  – –  some will give you flashbacks from yesteryears while others will spotlight local talented artists with dreams for the future.   The Main St Gallery at Merino Mill definitely stimulates fun and nostalgic conversations.   

It’s More than Antiques

This collage is made from a small sample of the thousands of items that are for sale at the vendors’ booths.

Most people think Main St. Gallery is all about antiques – to a degree – they are correct; however, shoppers can find beautiful brand-new decor for the home, jewelry and clothes  that spotlight past trends plus new, exquisite items that have never been worn,  books, dvds, vinyl records, popular vintage toys, plus gorgeous paintings and wood/metal items from local artists.

This is a wonderful place to stroll down each aisle and look at all of the treasures!

In addition, there are signs and merchandise that are perfect for the Man Cave, a bar , the kitchen or a child’s room – and a few steps away – shoppers can find an assortment of things for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages – some new with original price tags on them and some that are “gently worn.”

Wonderful Booths that Focus on Children

  In addition, there is a wide array of children’s toys and books – some will ignite a memory of your own childhood while others are current favorites. 

Ladies Apparel

Every day, the inventory changes.

A huge factor that may surprise some shoppers is – although the booths are packed with items — the shelves are clean – no dust accumulating on the merchandise.  One thing is for certain – each person – no matter the age — will be rewarded with a delightful shopping experience.

One Shopper’s Recommendation

Ginny Minarik stumbled upon Main St Gallery last spring.  It was her first visit and she gleefully came home with exactly what she wanted for the empty niches in her upstairs hallway. 

Happy Customer gives rave review of her shopping experience.

“It’s the perfect place to browse,” claims Ginny Minarik. “Always an adventure to explore the booths because they provide an amazing mix of old and new!  An added bonus,” she states with a smile, “I found exactly what I was looking for – at a great price.”

Main St Antique & Design Gallery is considered the largest antique mall in the Carolinas – and it is a true treasure in our beloved Mooresville community.  If you have been there – you KNOW!  If you have yet to step through the door – put “a visit to Main St on your to-do list” . . . you won’t be disappointed.

And . . . if you get hungry . . .

There are TWO outstanding eateries at Merino Mill.  As a result, after you shop at Main St., you can enjoy a delicious meal:  The Barcelona Burger and Beer Garden and Aliño Pizzeria. Both are wonderful places to eat – and the prices are reasonable. 

One More Thing Before You Go . . .

A Little Mooresville History

As most residents of Mooresville know — last year, the town celebrated its 150th birthday.

 If you are a history lover and/or you would like to know more about Mooresville – check out the link below (article written in February 2023) focusing on the beautiful mural on Church St which spotlights the local history of the mill and other interesting facts about our beloved town. 

Check out the Link Above

Article and Pictures by Tesa Jones

Photos courtesy of Tesa Jones

Tesa Jones is a graduate of Elon College, now Elon University, a mother of two, a grandmother of five, and she currently resides in Mooresville with her husband. She is a published author, an avid blogger, and a passionate photographer. Learn more about Tesa Jones at and contact her via:

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