High point is growing!

High Point By Design
Now Open

High Point by Design or HPxD for short, is High Point’s new year-round hub for designers, design enthusiasts, the community, and everyone in between! Developed in March of 2020, industry pros formulated a concept to build upon a growing list of 60+ showrooms and flagships that position a compelling experience for any buying need or inspiration. Find your path and connect to a world of creativity through HPxD events, regular operating hours, or by appointment.

Congdon Yards
Now Open

Downtown High Point just welcomed its newest attractor where people come to innovate, celebrate, congregate, and instigate new ideas and collaboration. This newly renovated footprint of a former textile mill, transforms into a hub for entrepreneurs and the business community at the Plant 7 building. The Factory is where events come to life including The Loft, a charming meeting space located on the third floor. The Generator anchors a playground for innovators interested in small-scale manufacturing, while The Commons is the new living room and gathering space of the community. Don’t worry, Lil’s Coffee Bar will keep the creative and workflow sustained with coffee and refreshments so you never break your stride!

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Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum 
Now Open

This 58,000 square foot museum is a playground for the imagination and learning for the young and the young at heart! Two floors packed with 20 exciting exhibits. Scale a giant climber. Explore Mars. Experiment in the city’s first STEAM lab (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math.) Splash and learn about physics in Water Play. Run through the obstacle course in the Fit Lab. Solve clues in the Hall of Mysteries. Use your outside voice in the Outdoor Adventure Garden. Dig for real fossils at the Dino Dig. Serve pizza, repair cars, design furniture and help pets in Kids Point, the city where kids rule! The Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum provides a place of wonder, discovery and inspiration for all children. Families can enjoy a 40-foot-tall double-decker carousel where they can all take a ride together among chariots, fantasy horses, dolphins, alligators, seahorses, and other whimsical wildlife.

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High Point University Arena, Hotel and Conference Center
Now Open

The Qubein Arena and Conference Center is supported by the Jana and Ken Khan Hotel, a 40 room accommodation equipped with meeting space and dining. The center includes a 4,500 seat arena that is home to the HPU’s men and women’s basketball programs as well as a setting for concerts, symposiums, speakers, and major events. The 2,500 square foot conference center can be subdivided into smaller venues and presentations with state of the art sound and audio. The space is used for HPU’s growing undergraduate and graduate programs, student groups and community organizations. Furthermore, the hospitality and event planning students get first hand experience in managing the activities through the events and services of several group needs including executive groups, students, donors, alumni and school counselors.

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Ziggy’s Space
Now Open

From humble beginnings to a great new venue! Ziggy’s has found a home at Cohab Space.  This long running live music venue started in Winston-Salem in 1989 and the venue played a key role in the revitalization of the city’s entertainment base. Owner, Jay Stephens said that he envisions Ziggy’s serving the same role in High Point, as well as helping with the redevelopment of core city areas.  

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Stock + Grain Assembly 
Coming Soon – Early 2022

The 12,000 square-foot food hall will celebrate its grand opening this summer at 275 North Elm Street, near the centerfield entrance to Truist Point Stadium. The food hall will also include two bars, one focusing on craft cocktails and draft beer, and a patio bar featuring seasonal drinks. The name Stock + Grain Assembly was inspired by the history of the furniture industry in High Point and taking a cue from the craftsman heritage of the neighborhood, with a subtle nod to food. The logo found inspiration in industrial artifacts – upholstery labels, manufacturing company logos, furniture makers’ marks – and even features a dovetail joining “Stock” and “Grain.” 

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Confirmed artisans include: 

Pop’s Mini Doughnut Shop – Specializing in “made-to-order doughnuts in artistic flavors,” Pop’s Mini Doughnut Shop is a homegrown business from husband-and-wife team Christopher and Margaret Headen.

Biscuits Brisket & Beer – Serving smoked meats and Texas-style BBQ, Biscuits Brisket & Beer is the first restaurant from owner Chris Ryker, founder of NC Beer Pride. 

Yumi Sushi – Specializing in Japanese cuisine & Taiwanese boba tea, Yumi Sushi is the first restaurant from industry veterans Jessica and Hsiao Shan Chen. 

Damn Good Dogs – Focuses on gourmet grilled hot dogs and smash burgers. Highlights on the menu include several hot dog offerings, as well as burgers, fries and a 100% plant-based spicy Italian vegan sausage. 

Melrose Coffee – Well known for their signature lattes and blooming flower teas, Melrose Coffee will feature a variety of coffee, refreshers, loose leaf teas, and pastries sourced from small businesses around the Triad.  

Stay tuned for the other locally owned vendors that will be feeding our downtowners a great experience in a walkable location!

Theatre Art Galleries Relocating To Congdon Yards
Coming Soon – Fall of 2022

Theatre Art Galleries will move to a new 10,000 square foot space in Congdon Yards, on the ground floor of the Factory Building. Half of the footage will be dedicated to gallery and exhibition space, with the other half dedicated to classrooms. The gallery will include moveable wall panels, which allow the gallery to be subdivided and reconfigured for each exhibit. There will be 3 large classrooms, allowing for classes in all media including drawing, painting and collage. One large classroom will be specifically equipped for classes in ceramics, glass fusion and light metal work for jewelry making. One new component will be a retail gift shop, which will carry items not currently available in High Point, including work from high end artisans, art books and supplies, and unique gift items with a creative bent. 

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Renovations at High Point City Lake Park
Coming Soon –  Spring of 2023

The $23.1 million renovation at High Point City Lake Park is set to be completed in time for the summer of 2023.  The site plan includes exciting renovations to the pool area that include amenities for the entire family.  These additions include a new water slide, a lazy river and a splash pad.  Other additions includes a zero depth entry pool or “lifestyle pool” with a play structure, along with a 50 meter pool for exercise and open pool areas for attendees.  Our existing gymnasium building and locker rooms will be completely renovated during this project as well. The new Meeting and Events Center will house office space, warming kitchen, two assembly rooms equipped for a variety of uses, balcony overlooking the new pool and restrooms that will serve both the Center and  park patrons.  The downstairs will include renovated locker rooms, family restrooms, pool check in area, concession stand and locker areas for the public. The project also includes an additional parking lot, along with a stage and open space for programs and events. Finally, a pedestrian bridge will be constructed across City Lake to provide a connection from the park to the Piedmont Environmental Center, High Point and Bicentennial Greenways.

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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
Coming Soon – April 2023

The Home Furnishings Hall of Fame has decided to make the Home Furnishings Capital of the WorldTM their new home! Nowhere in the world is there a written history of the Home Furnishings Industry, so this powerful space will allow industry friends, family and colleagues a place to connect, honor, and discover while preserving the past and inspiring future generations. Visitors will explore the world of home fashion and design through the Discovery Center. Interactive areas will challenge and entertain adults and children with hands-on demonstrations, workshops and experiential learning activities and special events. A highlight of the Hall of Fame will be a world-class video documenting the genesis of the $150 billion industry and highlighting the great men and women who built it. As told through the eyes of the greatest contributors and industry leaders, it will share the inside stories of enduring excellence, innovation, creativity, and superior accomplishments. The Hall of Fame will take the lead role in inviting consumers and industry newcomers alike to step inside a highly complex culture – richly personal and entrepreneurial, local yet fully global, as familiar as your own home and yet virtually unknown as a preferred career opportunity.

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Springhill Suites
Opening Soon

The Qubein Arena and Conference Center will be supported by the Jana and Ken Khan Hotel, a 40 room accommodation equipped with meeting space and dining. The project includes a 4,500 seat arena that is home to the HPU’s men and women’s basketball programs as well as a setting for concerts, symposiums, speakers, and major events. The 2,500 square foot conference center can be subdivided into smaller venues and presentations with state of the art sound and audio. The space will be used for HPU’s growing undergraduate and graduate programs, student groups and community organizations. Furthermore, the hospitality and event planning students get first hand experience in managing the activities through the events and services of several group needs including executive groups, students, donors, alumni and school counselors.

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