If you watch American Pickers or frequent flea markets and antique malls, then you're going to love this article which now a regular installment on the CCC website. Each article will feature the hot spots of the Carolinas where license plates can be found. In each place featured, you never know what you're going to find! Pass over a plate and chances are it's not going to be there next time you visit. Sure, there are plenty of places to find plates, but these are the "honey holes" that are either on the road not taken or places that often get overlooked.
The Depot at Gibson Mill
325 McGill Ave. NW
Concord, NC 28026
Phone (704) 787-9351 /website- www.depotgibsonmill.com
Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-7PM, Sunday 1PM-6PM
Advertised as the largest antique mall in the south with 88,000 square feet and over 625 booths, The Depot at Gibson Mill is huge! For an antique mall, it is what the Charlotte Autofair is to an average car show so if you plan on seeing every booth, bring your comfortable shoes and prepare to spend the entire day. The booths are not arranged by any particular theme so a gas station related booth can be next to another with primitive furniture. It is definitely a place to check out for plates and prices seem a bit more in line with what you find on eBay. Their website is most informative and should be explored as it has a virtual tour which in itself will give you more incentive to visit.