Shopping in Albemarle

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Pritchard Dennis and his son, Sandon, began making wine together as a hobby. Eventually, the duo planted 200 vines of muscadine grapes, and in 1996, they opened Dennis Vineyards. Their first wine sold out, spawning a waitlist longer than a slow-motion recap of a filibuster on C-SPAN. The wines they've developed since range from the dry Midnight Merlot to the sweet Harvest Gold, whose taste mimics that of a fresh muscadine grape.

24043 Endy Rd
Albemarle,
NC
US

Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.

129 N 1st St
Albemarle,
NC
US

Montgomery Gibbs Nursery carries the ingredients to fill any kind of space with greenery or florals, be it a tiny windowsill garden or an expansive backyard. When not helping customers find the right plants for their projects, staff members at the nursery spend their time nurturing nascent annuals and perennials and more sizable trees and shrubs. Homeowners can further dress landscapes in red-, brown-, or black-dyed cypress mulch, or grow their own vegetables or fruit trees for endless access to off-the-vine pies.

329 Wilshire Ave
Concord,
NC
US

Ski Stop proffers the latest in snow-slicing technology, with professional in-shop services and top-flight gear. Prep your skis for mountain season with a thorough tune-up, which delights snow gliders with an indulgent stone grind, bevel, and hot wax treatment before whispering inspirational quotes in their ears and sending them back to the slopes. Lift loafers can peruse skis, boots, bindings, and poles in the pro shop, or complete a pre-existing mountain-defeating arsenal with protective wear like GoreTex-laced gloves ($64.95) or ear warmers ($30). Newer skiers can count on Ski Stop's friendly, helpful service to pair them with appropriate equipment.

8381 Concord Mills Blvd
Concord,
North Carolina
US

America’s Mattress of the Carolinas' show rooms brim with plush, pillow-top, and memory-foam mattresses that vary in firmness and coil structure to help any sleeper find a match. The staff invites clients to try out a nap or enchanted slumber upon one of the store's own brand of budget-friendly mattresses. The selection also includes Tempur-Pedic models and Serta models, such as the iComfort with gel-infused memory foam.

To accessorize their purchases, clients can peruse a selection of bedroom furnishings, memory-foam pillows, and mattress protectors that seal in a mattress's naturally smoky flavor. Clients can enlist the store's staff to help haul away old bedding and set up new purchases.

8455 Pit Stop Court Northwest
Concord,
NC
US

Outfitted with 3,100 square feet of beads, gemstones, pearls, metals, chains, and findings, The Bead Lady stocks jewelry makers and bead enthusiasts with a multitude of crafting supplies. Learn to forge custom jewelry or sparkly jumpsuits with a choice of two different jewelry-making classes, including the chain-wrapping class, which teaches students how to link chain together with wrapping wire and beads and lasts one to two hours. During the 90-minute basic-beading class, bauble buffs learn ornamentation fundamentals, such as standard jewelry length, the uses of different-gauged soft wire, and the proper handling of crimping tools for styling your '80s-themed hair summit. Both classes include all supplies.

1 Union St N
Concord,
NC
US