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High Point Market Survival Guide

April 9, 2018

This is our insider’s guide to All-Things High Point Market from locals who live here and work in the industry.

Can anyone say #WinWin?

When our friends around the globe call asking for advice on how to shop #HPMkt this is exactly what we tell them too (so yes, you can consider yourself in the know)! These tricks and tips are an essential survival guide for a great time at HP Market.

How to Shop the Buildings Efficiently  Definitely plan to shop one building at a time.  This takes great will-power but we promise it will be worth it.  And once inside, while it may be tempting to jump right into the first thing that catches your eye as soon as you set foot in the door, but we highly recommend immediately heading up to the top floor. It works best to start at the top of a building and work your way down each floor.

Wear Comfortable Shoes  If heels are your go-to and comfy for you, then you go girl. However, we suggest saving the heels for those after-market parties!

Where To Grab A Bite To Eat  Hands down our advice is the food trucks! Outside many of the the buildings are a variety of food trucks by local restaurants and they are always our go-to – fast and easy.  The best part is more often than not our NC weather is beautiful and there are typically some nice lounge areas to dine flanking the food truck areas!

Where To Park  Parking at the Oak Hollow Mall and taking the free shuttles down town will get you right to the heart of market buildings. These shuttles are on a constant rotation.  Here is the address you can plug into GPS to get you to the lot and there are typically large street signs directing you there as well:

Park & Ride – North Lot, Oak Hollow Mall, 921 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC 27262

If you prefer to park your car closer to market and walk there are several free Buyers Lots – just be sure to have your buyer badge or no parking for you.  There are also several lots around town that although you have to pay to park, the proceeds go to a number of our local charities so be sure to ask!  (Do Good, Feel Better).

This is the schedule for downtown shuttles: High Point Market Downtown Shuttles

Where to Unwind  High Point Market Authority is launching a new venue this market called The Point.  For more information click here.

We (at Barbour Spangle) were honored to be asked to design this amazing venue developed by High Point Market Authority especially for market visitors to relax, learn and unwind!

In addition to the countless parties and comfortable seating areas around town, there are concerts under the stars in the parking lot of Showplace.  Click here for this market’s schedule of events.

Need Cash?  You can find ATM’s at the following IMC locations:

IHFC, 1st Floor, Wrenn Lobby

Showplace, 1st Floor Atrium

Market Square, 1st Floor, outside The Factory Restaurant

Plaza Suites entrance near Furniture Plaza

Suites at Market Square, Top Floor Food Court

Coat & Luggage Check  You can check your coat at the following IMC properties here:

Showplace (open daily, complimentary)

IHFC, 1st Floor, Commerce Lobby (complimentary)

For the Mothers  There is a mother’s lounge in these IMC locations:

IHFC M707

Market Square 2nd Floor Ladies Room (near String & Splinter)

Showplace 2nd Floor

Where Am I?  Lastly, here is the most recent High Point Market Authority set of market maps: High Point Market Maps

Enjoy discovering our High Points,

The HP Discovered Team

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