The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Emerson's Coffee and Tea


Emerson's is the oldest and best coffee house in Hickory! Folks come to Valley Hills Mall from all over just to treat themselves to the best, freshest, largest selection of beans available around. ‚ÄčEmerson's has 32 bins to choose artisan, small craft fresh roasted beans from all over the world. The shop's profiles include smooth to stout and a full range between. The folks at Emerson's proudly offer organics, fair trade, and their Swiss water process decaf means cleaner coffee if you're caffeine-dieting.