ABOUT THE DEPOT
The Depot is a tourist destination for "Pickers" of antique furniture, household items and mementos from the past. Folks drive in from across the region, and from as far away as New York and Florida, to explore the Depot's huge 88,000 square feet sales floor.
More than 600 individual dealers stock their booths with one-of-a-kind items.
The Depot at Gibson Mill has quickly become the largest and most popular antique mall in the Southeastern United States.
ABOUT GIBSON MILL
Gibson Mill had buzzed with activity for decades, becoming a place of employment for generations of proud families in the Cabarrus County area. For 100 years, the historic plant produced fine American-made bedding until the shifting global economy changed the way business was conducted. Manufacturing went overseas to China and India, and the once proud plant was shuttered.
Four friends walked around a huge complex, nearly 700,000 square feet located on 58 acres of real estate about one year after it was closed. "If these silenced buildings could talk," they thought, "imagine the stories they could tell." They decided to pursue a purchase of the complex and bring activity back to its buildings.
But now, having survived the 2008 financial meltdown unscathed – Gibson Mill is alive and buzzing with activity.