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Old 02-20-2015, 05:43 PM
 
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My husband and I are considering moving to NC and looking at the Triad area. We love mom & pop restaurants to dine at (we don't really eat at chains) and want to ensure we'll find what we're looking for in the Triad area. We also love to shop and want the proximity to malls, outlets, as well as individual boutiques etc. What is your opinion on the mom & pop options in the area?

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Old 02-21-2015, 05:04 AM
 
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What exactly do you mean by "mom and pop" restaurants? If you mean non-chain, locally owned, then yes, the Triad has a good number of those. If you literally mean mom out front seating customers and waiting tables, pop cooking in the kitchen, then I don't know of many of those. Or do you mean diners? Or just hole in the wall places? I'll have to leave the non-chain retail for someone else.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:22 AM
 
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Not a big shopper, but Triad Local First focuses on local places:

Triad Local First | Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local.

The best shopping in Greensboro is not at a mall. It's at Friendly, aka "the shopping center", as in "I'm going over to the shopping center."

Friendly Center :: 3110 Kathleen Avenue, Greensboro, NC. 27408 :: 336-299-9802

There are many locally owned restaurants.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:55 AM
 
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There are hardly any mom-and-pop restaurants and retail in the Triad. However, as previously stated, there are a few locally owned restaurants and shops.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Southport
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There are hardly any mom-and-pop restaurants and retail in the Triad. However, as previously stated, there are a few locally owned restaurants and shops.
There's many more than a "few" locally owned restaurants.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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There are hardly any mom-and-pop restaurants and retail in the Triad. However, as previously stated, there are a few locally owned restaurants and shops.
There are a bunch of locally owned restaurants. Stamey's would be the most famous, maybe. Coliseum Cafe, Southern Lights, Lucky 32, GVG, Printworks, Binh Minh (and all the other Vietnamese places in town), Los Gordos, Gia, Libby Hill, and Reel, just off the top of my head.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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There are hardly any mom-and-pop restaurants and retail in the Triad. However, as previously stated, there are a few locally owned restaurants and shops.

This is extremely incorrect.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:15 AM
 
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I think people are just confused about terminology here. I'm sure that by "mom and pop," the OP means locally-owned or family run. And there are endless places like that. In Winston, the downtown area is full of restaurants that are almost exclusively local, and the same is true of Greensboro. The more suburban areas of both towns are more chain-heavy, but that's par for the course most places, no? Check out the "best of" from Smitty's Notes, a Winston-based e-newsletter. Almost no chains on the list. Best of Winston-Salem 2014
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:56 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

Yes, by mom & pop I mean "locally owned" non-chain restaurants. We prefer to support local business owners whenever possible. For shopping we like both the major chain stores as well as individual shops & boutiques to find unique things.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:54 PM
 
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Some of the best locally owned restaurants in the Triad (and NC for that matter) are ethnic places, particularly mexican and vietnamese.
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