Organic Marketplace

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Type: Store

1012 New Hope Road
Gastonia, North Carolina, 28054
United States

(704) 864-0605 | map

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Added by Backer2004 on 02-08-2006

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by wcudwight:
Photo of wcudwight
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

Stopped by while in Gastonia this week-end. It's mostly an organic food place and they have some really neat and unusual foods. The beer selection is fair. Had many Avery products that are not in my neck of the woods. Also had a couple of Ska products that I have not seen before. A good selection of Belgiums and a couple of one-off releases from Wolavers. The quality of beers they have is good, there's just not that many there. The service is typical for a grocery store organic or not. I did not ask the cashier anything about beer.
Overall think mini Greenlife Grocery.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jazzfan333
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Based on the reviews of this place from 5-6 years ago, this place has really gone down hill as a vendor of craft beers.

The problems are:

1) The selection has been drastically cut back from what it once was;

2) The quality beer that they do have in stock is woefully out of date. I'm not talking about 6 months old beer - I'm talking about several IPAs/DIPAs that were 18-24 months old, sitting on the shelf for sale at full price.

With "The String Bean" in Belmont, and "The Bottle Shop" and the BP on Garrison in Gastonia offering a great selection of fresh craft/foreign beers - the Organic Marketplace has been left behind (and I'm not even sure they are targeting the craft beer market anymore based on the cut in their selection and the failure to re-stock)....

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.85/5  rDev +10%

The Organic Marketplace is pretty easy to find off New Hope Road, but only if you know where to look. It is situated a bit back off the road with a low sign near the road beside a gas station/market named Kingsway.

Once through the door the beer is located in a cooler to the far right. It occupies about 5' out of a very long cooler and 4 or so shelves. The beers are all craft, many Belgian or Belgian styles and several from breweries like Unibroue, Ska, and Avery. Most are single larger bottles or 4 packs in the cooler. Just past the cooler is a wine section with a few beers on the end cap of the aisle adjacent to the beer cooler. Those selections are mostly found cold, but a few were only in that location.

The beer seemed well kept and the store was clean so the quality was good. I was asked if I needed assistance as I entered and later in the store as well, but no one eyed me in the beer aisle. The prices seemed in line.

This would be a good place to stop in Gastonia since most of the beer is cold and the selection, while compact, is all craft. I'd go back to the Organic Market, good quality and one of the only games in town.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%

I'm not even sure how I stumbled upon the Organic Marketplace one Saturday but for some reason I overheard they were selling high gravity beers once NC Popped the Cap back in the fall. Apparently, they have a great selection of food, wine, and a nice marketplace, but I went straight to the beer selection.

This is the place in Gastonia to find random Belgiums, high gravity and rather unique brews, but not the overwhelming selection of domestics and imports that Lowes foods has to offer a mile away. I do not see any reason these beers are available at an organic marketplace but did not ask anyone either. The cool part about this place what that you could buy gift sets with beer and glassware, such as Chimay products.

I only saw a young girl at the cash register so I didn't even bother asking any questions. Will continue to check it out and perhaps add more details next time.

Edit: The second time I went in, I noticed this was mostly high gravity Belgians but little other choices. This is not Brawley's in Charlotte, in fact, anyone who has a decent selection in their town will be disappointed, especially with their lack of singles, but this is providing Gastonia with a few "alternative" options.

Edit #2: There's actualy some other beers around the left side on the wine shelves . . . some good stuff there.

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Organic Marketplace in Gastonia, NC
3.5 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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