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Ready to become a merchant?      Download the application here!

Cotton Mill Exchange can offer our merchants & artisans an opportunity to create 
their own small business in a one-of-a-kind mixed use development.
We not only offer the amazing beauty and charm of a historic building,

but we are also part of a master planned development
that includes several locally owned restaurants. These restaurants
are in the same cotton mill as us so when guests come to dine they will naturally
want to come into our store to walk around and shop. We also are so fortunate to
have Reformation Brewery steps from our front door! Reformation Brewery is an
established business here in Cherokee County and is already bringing 25,000
people to their brewery each year! Of course their customers will naturally stroll
on over to our store.

Wait…there’s more!

We have a river walk area on the Etowah River that families will be visiting for
outdoor activity. It will include a launching point for kayaks and canoes. The
greenspace right outside our store will be a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and
then come inside the mill to dine and shop.
Cotton Mill Exchange is located in the historic district of downtown Canton and is
within walking distance of several more wonderful restaurants and boutiques.

What you can expect as a small business owner/merchant at Cotton Mill

  • The rare opportunity to sell in a 120 year old cotton mill

  • To sell at a historic project that includes restaurants, a brewery, other retail
    shops and the attraction of the boardwalk on the river

  • We are here to help you succeed, very supportive management

  • To be alongside other high quality merchants and artisans like yourself

  • You can apply to work on staff if you would like, it’s your choice

  • Paychecks twice monthly

  • Initial 6 month lease, then month by month

  • First month’s rent and 1 month’s rent as a deposit due at lease signing

  • 10% commission on each item sold

  • 3% fee for credit card sales

  • Sales tax collected and paid to the state each month

  • We encourage you to build-out your space to reflect your own personal
    style. All build-outs need to be approved by management


Please send 5 or more pictures of your merchandise and your contact info to
We will contact you when we have a space available. Thank you for
your interest in being part of our family!

Download the application here!

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