Longtime antique store Sleepy Poet is relocating to a new location two miles down South Boulevard.
Its last day at 4450 South Boulevard is Saturday, October 30. The new location at 6426 South Boulevard will soft open on November 1 ahead of its grand opening on November 19.
Why it matters: Over the course of its 23 years in business, Sleepy Poet has become a Charlotte institution and a local favorite for finding vintage and antique items.
The current location is over 60,000 square feet of winding aisles full of vinyl records, funky chairs, one-of-a-kind art pieces, tons for vintage clothing and pretty much anything else you can think of.
- Walking through the store is like walking through different time periods.
- With about 300 booths, a trip to Sleepy Poet can be an all-day excursion.
“You [leave] with stuff that you didn’t even know you were looking for,” owner Dickson Shreffler tells me. That’s what makes a trip to Sleepy Poet special, he says.
What to expect: The new Sleepy Poet location will be on six acres of space, which Shreffler says will allow for more parking and space for live music, food trucks and more.
- The new store will also tout wider aisles and a more “straight-forward” layout, says Shreffler.
By the numbers: Shreffler purchased the property for $4.4 million, the Ledger first reported. He’s investing about $500,000 into the space, CBJ reported.
Location: The new Sleepy Poet will be located at 6426 South Blvd. in the former Banner Service Corporation building.
Here’s a look around Sleepy Poet:
Editor’s note: This article was last updated on October 27 to reflect new details about Sleepy Poet’s relocation, including its reopening date.