High Point By Design
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.
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!
High Point University Arena, Hotel and Conference Center
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.
Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum
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 will provide a place of wonder, discovery and inspiration for all children. Families will be able to 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. Watch as they build the happiest place in High Point coming this Fall!
Stock + Grain Assembly
Coming Soon – Early 2022
The 12,000 square-foot food hall will celebrate its grand opening this September at 275 North Elm Street, near the centerfield entrance to Truist Point Stadium. We’re excited for this opportunity to highlight High Point’s unique culture and history. The name Stock + Grain Assembly was inspired by the history of the furniture industry in High Point and take 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.”
The first round of 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.
Read the full press release on the announcement of the first round of committed food artisans, as well as the opening date; and stay tuned for the other locally owned vendors that will be feeding our downtowners a great experience in a walkable location!
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.