Driving East To Belmont

Just east of us here at Keith Hawthorne Hyundai of Gastonia lies a little gem of a town where you can find our Ford dealership and so much more, the town of Belmont. Located in Gaston county, it’s a small town with a lot of charm and a population of just around 27,000. Belmont is a breath of fresh air from everyday city life, a place to come to for relaxation and a change of pace. We’re pulling out of the dealership in one of our new 2019 Hyundai’s and hitting the road to find some truly cool places around Belmont. Join us for a good time and some exploration!

Muddy River Distillery

Whether you enjoy a cold brew, a glass of whiskey, or a good rum mix, the Muddy River Distillery is a truly unique place to check out. Located right on the Catawba River in Belmont, for just 8$ you can check out the oldest legal rum distillery in the Carolinas. Check here for more info.

Estia’s Kouzina

If you’re a fan of Mediterranean food, scratch that, good food, you need to take some time to stop by Estia’s Kouzina. Enjoy the best souvlaki and gyros in the Carolinas and even experiment with a Mediterranean classic like moussaka. Did we mention the pita is house made? One word: Fresh.

Belmont’s Specialty Foods

 Ever wonder what it’d be like to shop back day? Well now you can at Belmont’s Specialty foods. With an old school feel this charming grocery store is full of products from floor to ceiling and even features rolling ladders for employees to grab any and all things, no matter the height. Come in for a quick look or a grocery run, it’s a win win.

Cotton Candy Factory

 Come with the kids, or come alone, we won’t judge. When you’re at the Cotton Candy Factory it’s all smiles no matter the age. If you needed another reason to step in, its for a good cause since the Cotton Candy Factory supports the Holy Angel’s mission. Make your own Cotton Candy and support a good cause? Count us in!

Friends Sports Bar

With football back on, we figured it’s only right to mention a cool spot where you can come in for 70 cent wings on Sundays and watch the Panthers, or your favorite team. Wait, 70 cent wings on Sundays? I can’t believe I just typed that. Seriously though, 15 HD TV’s and sports on year-round, you're going to want bring some friends to Friends.


That was fun and there’s more to come! If you’re in the market for a new Hyundai come on down to your local Hyundai Dealer, Keith Hawthorne Hyundai of Gastonia. For the best deals on all new or used vehicles go with Keith Hawthorne Hyundia. Plus, when you shop Keith Hawthorne you get peace of mind with the Keith Hawthorne Advantage. Check our online inventory here and save time at the dealership.