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    Media Bulletin: IMC To Close High Point Properties to Public in Compliance with Government Order


    HIGH POINT, N.C. – March 26, 2020 – In line with the “stay-at-home” order by Guilford County, Greensboro and High Point officials, International Market Centers (IMC) will temporarily close its 17 High Point properties to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The closure, which is in effect through April 16, aims to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

    “The COVID-19 situation continues to be highly fluid and we appreciate the patience and partnership of our tenants as we react in real time to this new local government order,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “Health and safety is our top priority and we will fully comply with all government orders that promote the welfare of our customers, our staff and our community.”

    IMC tenants and staff still will have access to the buildings for essential business support, provided appropriate social distancing is observed. IMC’s 17 properties in High Point are: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC); Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; and five on Hamilton Street – 121, 200, 320 and 330 N. Hamilton St., and 129 S. Hamilton St.

    This government order comes one week after High Point Market Authority announced new dates for the postponed Spring High Point Market. Originally scheduled April 25-29, the postponement followed NC Governor Roy Cooper’s advisement to cancel all events drawing 100+ attendees due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Spring High Point Market now is scheduled to run June 12-14.

    High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showrooms and exhibit real estate, buildings which contain seventy percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. Spring 2020 High Point Market has been rescheduled from its original late-April dates to June 12-14, 2020. For more information, visit www.imchighpointmarket.com.

    About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information, visit IMCenters.com.


    Media Contacts:

    Karen Olson, kolson@imcenters.com, 336-821-1502

    Cathy Steel, cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com, 203-340-9251