HIGH POINT — If there’s any doubt David Congdon loves his hometown, look no further than an area off West English Road in High Point, just a few yards from the outfield of the city’s new downtown baseball stadium.
HIGH POINT - Next big professional goal? To play an integral role in making Congdon Yards become the beacon of light that it was created to be in downtown High Point.
HIGH POINT - The High Point project, called Congdon Yards, is an effort to create a year-round gathering spot that will also draw young talent. Along with offices, the space includes a co-working area and a 6,000-square-foot workshop with commercial-grade woodworking equipment available to local designers and artisans.
Building on the city’s status as the “furniture capital of the world,” the old mill has been converted into a 225,000-square-foot design hub for furniture designers and entrepreneurs.
HIGH POINT – Congdon wants to add a creative vibrancy to downtown High Point. Congdon Yards is filled with examples. The eclectic first floor of Plant 7, which opened early this month, is home to The Commons, a vast open space filled with furnishings and designs from a dozen High Point companies, a coffee bar and free wifi.
With a lot of generosity from the Congdon Family, hard work, and teamwork, this group that composes the Congdon Yards team is creating a new kind of home base for the city of High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C. — “We have this great 100-year-old building with all kinds of character that we can attract,” said Patrick Chapin, the president and CEO of Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce. “People like designer and furnishing companies.”
Plant 7, which had soft opening several weeks ago, has come alive in the past week since a VIP grand opening. The Commons, a street-level gathering spot, has attracted locals with its coffee stand, abundance of comfortable seating from a dozen High Point providers and free WiFi.
Blossoming from its manufacturing, textile and tobacco past, the Carolina Core is reinvesting in its creative communities with a surge of developments and repurposed landmark/historic buildings worth $2 billion.
HIGH POINT – “This has essentially been a two-year discussion with Congdon Yards on how does A.R.T. become part of this,” said Doug Rozenboom, president of A.R.T. Furniture.