How to stay safe & support Uptown Shelby businesses
COVID-19 Updates: this information will be updated on an on-going basis, as the situation continues to change.
Update: We are so thankful for your support of our small businesses — with your help, they have a much better shot at getting through this. Unfortunately, it’s not over yet. Your impact is real. By doing whatever you can to support small businesses - financially or by spreading the word - you will help sustain them during this challenging season.
Please see below for a list of local promotions, online shopping, curbside pick-up, closures, and other business changes!
The safety of the residents, workers, and visitors in Uptown Shelby is of the utmost importance to us. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and make sure the people of our community remain healthy.
Uptown Shelby businesses are taking extra steps to ensure the safety of their staff and customers. Follow guidance from the Governor's Stay at Home order and NC DHHS regarding social distancing and proper health etiquette, including maintaining a 6’ distance, not shaking hands, washing hands frequently, and staying home if you feel unwell.
First and foremost, prioritize all health and safety precautions for yourself and others in our community. Our community health as a whole depends on collaboration, and our small businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures.
Uptown Shelby Association
Updated May 23, 2020 at 9:09 am
Business re-opening updates
Restaurants & food businesses - open at no more than 50% capacity indoors
- El Acapulco - open
- Izzi Que Barbeque - TBA
- J-Bird's Deli & Ales - opening Mon, 5/25 at 11 am
- Jimmy John's - TBA
- Lafayette Street Grill & Pub - open
- LilyBean Coffee & Creamery - TBA
- Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant - opening Sat 5/23 at 11 am
- Newgrass Brewing Co - opening Sat 5/23 at 3 pm
- Ni Fen - take-out only
- Pfeiffer Cafe & Confections - TBA
- Phyllis Sweet Shop - TBA
- Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille - open
- PowerUp Nutrition - open
- Shelby Cafe - take-out only
- Sweet House Bakery - TBA
- Toscanos Bistro - opening Mon 6/1 at 11 am
- Uptown Sweets & Treats - opening Wed 5/27
- A. Griffin Pottery - open
- Arnold's Jewelry - open
- Boost Bike Shop - open
- Buffalo Creek Gallery - open limited hours
- Celebrity Consignment Boutique - TBA
- Cleveland County Arts Council - TBA
- Dollar & Beauty - open
- Dragonfly Wine Market - open for retail
- Foothills Farmers Markets - open Wed & Sat 8 am - 12 pm; masks required
- Future Energy - open
- Glitter & Grace Boutique - opening Mon 6/1
- Holly's Flowers - TBA
- J&D Furniture - TBA
- Lee Furniture & Sewing - TBA
- Mike's Flowers & Gifts - TBA
- Miss Molly's Boutique - open
- Morgan Chandler Boutique - open
- Peace Avenue - open limited hours
- RollOver Pets - curbside pick-up & delivery only (order online or over the phone)
- Shelby Farm & Garden - TBA
- Shelby Music Center - closed
- Shelby Pawn & Coin - TBA
- Sister's Closet Consignment Shop - open
- The Imperial Comics & Games - open
- Uptown Olive Oil & More - open
- Victoria-Stephen Specialty Gifts - TBA
- WorkShop Vintage Market - open
- Yipee Ki Yay - TBA
- Young's Beauty & Fashion - TBA
- A kNEEDed Therapeutic Touch - opening Mon 5/25
- All Seasons Acupuncture - opening Mon 5/25
- Balanced BodyWorks Massage - open
- Cantrell & Melton Barber Shop - open
- Encore Cuts & Styles - TBA
- Glow Salon - TBA
- Hair on the Square - TBA
- Halcyon Salon - TBA
- Hats Off Salon and Spa - opening Tues 5/26
- Lotus Lounge - TBA
- One Source Salon - TBA
- Revive Spa & Salt Cave - opening Tues 5/26
- Synergy Wellness - TBA
- T'Adore Hair Salon - open
- TT Nails - TBA
- Uptown Girls Salon - open
- Vibe Hair Lounge - opening Tues 5/26
Positive Post-Its: Write a love note to Uptown Shelby on a Post-It note and send us a picture! We'll feature your submissions on Facebook. You can send it to our Facebook page or email us at info (at) uptownshelby.com.
Picnic in Place: What does your picnic look like at home this spring? Share it with us with our PICNIC IN PLACE virtual event! Whether outside in your yard, on your porch, or in your living room, Picnic in Place by creating your perfect picnic and including at least one or more Uptown Shelby carry-out items. You may also use other Uptown Shelby items to use in your picnic as well. For example you could wear clothing from an Uptown Shelby business or use pottery, pint glasses, or monogrammed mugs from Uptown businesses at your picnic. Get creative! Tag us @UptownShelby in your picnic photo on Facebook and/or Instagram. Each tagged photo is one entry (must be public so we can see you've tagged us) into a drawing for a $25 gift card to the Uptown business of your choice!
Chamber To Go: When you get take-out from a Cleveland County Chamber member*, tag @ClevelandCountyChamber on Facebook, and use the hashtag #CCChamberToGo with a picture of your purchase to be entered into a drawing for a gift card of your choice to any Chamber Member establishment. Details at https://
Woodland Pottery hearts: Local potter Tricia Woodland from Woodland Pottery (also the Events & Marketing Manager for Uptown Shelby Association!) made clay Uptown Shelby hearts as a gift to anyone that purchases a gift card worth $50 or more from participating Uptown businesses.
(on hold) TMT Listening Loft virtual concerts: Grab take-out on Friday evenings from one of our great restaurants and tune in to Facebook for an incredible virtual concert from beloved local musicians made possible by Teddy, Meekins & Talbert. Get details on the upcoming concert on their Facebook page. We are grateful for their on-going support of our community, our musicians, and our businesses, and their commitment to generating energy and support for Uptown during these challenging times. When paying for your take-out order, if you are able, please include a tip to support the staff.
Restaurants and Food/Beverage Businesses
Click here to download our map of restaurants and reserved pick-up zones! Please note: in Executive Order 118, Gov. Cooper ordered all bars & restaurants to close dine-in services to customers, effective 5 pm on Tuesday, March 17, so only takeout and curbside service are available. Some restaurants may offer delivery; please call to confirm.
El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant: Hours 11 am - 9 pm. Menu. (704) 481-8686.
J-Bird's Deli & Ales: Hours Mon-Fri 11 am - 8 pm. Sat 11 am - 3 pm. Take-out and bread by the loaf for purchase, as well as meat & cheese by the pound. (704) 406-9641. Menu. See Facebook page for specials.
Jimmy John's: (704) 419-2695. Menu.
Lily Bean Coffee & Creamery*: take-out orders only. Hours Monday - Friday 7 am to 5 pm, Saturday - Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. Tony's Ice Cream available by the half gallon for order - must contact them directly by 3 pm on Tuesday. (Ice cream is delivered to LilyBean on Wednesday by lunch time for you to pick up.)
Newgrass Brewing Company*: Hours Tues-Sun, 12 - 7 pm. Four-packs, bottles, and the full kitchen menu are available for pickup. If ordering for a business or group, contact for possible delivery. Primary: 704-937-1280; secondary: 704-477-8401. Local pork, eggs, and cheese also available for purchase. See Facebook page for specials.
Ni Fen Bistro*: take-out/curbside service available 5 - 9:30 pm. (704) 481-8882. Menu. See Facebook page for specials. Will be open extended hours Saturday, May 9 from 2-8 pm for Mothers Day pick-up. Also offering a Zoom wine and charcuterie tasting on May 15 at 7 pm. $65. Orders due by 12 pm on Tuesday, May 12.
PowerUp Nutrition Club: hours vary. (704) 473-1183.
Shelby Cafe*: Hours Mon-Fri 8 am - 7 pm / closed Saturday / Sunday 8 am - 2 pm. Order online https://shelby-cafe.com/. Offering a limited menu - please call for details. (704) 487-8461
Sweet House Bakery: Hours Tues-Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Take-out and drive through available.
Uptown Sweets & Treats will be reopening May 27
if you don’t see your favorite small business below we encourage you to call or message them to ask about making a purchase over the phone!
Earl Scruggs Center https://www.facebook.com/the.earl.scruggs.center/shop/?ref=page_internal
Glitter & Grace https://www.glitterandgracenc.com/
Halycon Salon https://www.vagaro.com/halcyonsalon/products
Miss Molly’s Boutique https://www.shopmissmollys.com/ - free local delivery, free curbside pick-up, $5 shipping
Morgan Chandler Boutique https://morganchandlerboutique.com/
Peace Avenue https://peaceave.com/ - free local delivery
RollOver Pets: http://rolloverpets.com/ - delivery available to zip codes 28150, 28152, 28114, 28073, 28086; curbside pick-up also available
Uptown Olive Oil & More http://uptownolive.com/
the situation is evolving quickly so we recommend calling businesses to confirm hours & offerings
All Seasons Acupuncture & Wellness: offering telehealth program through JaneApp, where you can schedule your virtual consultation with Autum Kirgan for Chinese Herbal Medicine, custom essential oil formulas, dietary therapy, and corrective exercises for pain management. Consultations are $30 or by donation for our CIP patients (plus the cost of herbs, supplements, and EO formulas.) Call 980-404-9477 with questions.
Cleveland County Arts Council: experience the Cleveland County Arts Council Student Art Show virtually at http://www.ccartscouncil.org/VirtualStudentArtShow.html.
Dragonfly Wine Market* - open 10 am - 7 pm (retail only)
Dressing on the Side is taking orders for casserole sale.
Foothills Farmers Market is re-open on Saturdays from 8 am - 12 pm with additional safety protocols in place.
Freeman Family Chiropractic is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons by appointment. Also offering a deal on a membership.
Greenbrook Design: Now offering Virtual design meetings: https://www.greenbrookdesign.com/virtual-design-consult/. The retail showroom is temporarily closed, but with over 5000 sq ft and practicing 6 ft distancing, a one-on-one design meeting is available if client needs to see products or meet with a designer. Only one client in the showroom at a time, it would need to be a scheduled appointment.
Horn, Pack, Brown & Dow is offering and encouraging phone consults.
Little Bit Studio is offering open studio again starting Saturday, May 9 from 10 am - 2 pm.
Morgan Chandler Boutique: Online gift cards available. Monogram & themed tshirt boxes available for order. https://morganchandlerboutique.com/products/gift-card. Store reopened with limited capacity on May 9.
RollOver Pets: curbside pick-up or local delivery. Please call ahead with order 704-406-9251 or order online.
Shana Hartman Coaching & Massage has special online offerings, including ways to relax & get support virtually (details here).
Uptown Studio: offering zumba & Mixxxed Fit classes online.
Uptown Yoga Loft - offering online yoga and meditation classes
Earl Scruggs Center events until further notice
Don Gibson Theatre concerts until further notice
Cleveland County Chamber’s Shelby State of the Community breakfast - will be rescheduled
Shining in Shelby Airstream gathering - will be rescheduled
Seeds in Season spring picnic - modified to Picnic in Place virtual event (see Local Promotions above)
Important non-Uptown PSA
Cleveland County School Nutrition Services is offering free meals to children 2-18 while schools are closed
Welcome to Uptown Shelby, the heart of our community
Uptown Shelby’s tree-lined streets invite locals and visitors alike to a variety of independent businesses and top-notch attractions.
Hear the music & stories of the American South at the Earl Scruggs Center, taste local produce at the Foothills Farmers’ Market, see a national act at the Don Gibson Theatre, discover local artists at the Cleveland County Arts Council and explore our quirky, fun local businesses. Between live music, great shopping, gallery shows, delicious food, and special events, there is always something fun to do in Uptown.
Come enjoy the great combination of ambiance and options that make Uptown Shelby exciting!
Explore our website for more information about the destinations, businesses, and events in Uptown Shelby. Explore Uptown with this map that shows parking as well as shopping, dining, attractions, art, and more.
Click here to read about Uptown Shelby's growth over the last 10 years, and how our charming district is poised for continued success in the years ahead.
Parking in Uptown Shelby
Thanks for your interest in visiting Uptown Shelby! Free on-street public parking is available throughout the district, and public parking lots provide additional free parking options. We have also designated overflow parking lots for use during construction. Click here for a PDF map of Uptown Shelby that shows parking as well as shopping, dining, attractions, and more.
Bike racks are available at the following locations:
Lily Coffee & Creamery - 108 E. Warren St
Newgrass Brewing Company - 213 S. Lafayette St
City Pavilion - 126 W. Marion St
Alley behind Hats Off Salon - near the intersection of Warren + Lafayette St and accessible from W. Arey St.