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Founded in 1928, Reid's is North Carolina's premier specialty food store. Over nearly nine decades in business, Reid's Fine Foods has expanded its commitment to superior service and the best in gourmet food. Arthur Reid opened the original Reid's on Morehead Street in 1928, followed by the second, more iconic, location on Providence Road in 1931.That market was known for its expert butcher, gourmet foods, and grocery delivery, often by bicycle. Chuck Richards, who began working for Reid's as a grocery bagger and delivery driver in the 1960s, bought Reid's in 1984. The current owners bought the business in 2010 and took Reid's back to its roots in Charlotte's Myers Park neighborhood. They operated the store on Selwyn Avenue for five years before expanding to a second Reid's location at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte. Now, they run the 4 Reid's locations, all committed to the attentive service and fine foods that Reid's customers have enjoyed since 1928.

Reid's is Charlotte's original hometown specialty food store and favorite culinary destination. Reid's specializes in superior meats, wines, regional provisions, locally grown produce and seasonally fresh meals & gift baskets for our loyal customer base. Dine-in with the deli and wine bar, or pick up quick take-out items from the prepared foods case and butcher shop. Reid's embodies friendly service wrapped in Southern style, in 5 convenient Charlotte locations. Reid's is a living, eating, drinking, beloved, celebrated, long-standing member of the Charlotte community and a regional mecca for sophisticated palates.