Summer Classics showcase new showroom during High Point Market

Summer Classics  and its indoor sister brand Gabby showed off its new 20,000-plus-square-foot showroom during October High Point Market earlier this month.

“The new High Point Showroom is a spectacular space,” said William White, president. “This showroom will allow us to fully represent all of the beautiful indoor and outdoor products we offer in a much larger — and more brand appropriate — environment.”

The new showroom, located at 333 N. Hamilton St., is comprised of four buildings that have been joined over the years. Inside those buildings, the new space features natural brick walls, exposed original roof trusses, beams and wood decking, and, in the first building at the entrance, a ceiling height of more than 15 feet. Additionally, the space features the company’s brand-signature Moorish Arches, three built-in bar areas, a large catering kitchen with commercial refrigeration and cooking equipment.

Outside, the new showroom has a large outdoor patio to display Summer Classics products outdoors, as well as a small courtyard visible from the front entrance. The main patio is covered completely with a canopy and sliding Textilene roof panels.

Looking to the future, the company said it has a larger master plan for the next phases of

HPMA: October High Point Market attendance off by 60%

HIGH POINT – Early estimates from the High Point Market Authority show market traffic through Monday was between 35% and 40% of what it was last fall, making turnout at the nine-day event better than expected for many exhibitors.

Taken largely from data from on-site scanners, the 35% estimate is based on attendance by individuals at market compared with October 2019. The 40% estimate is based on the number of companies here this market compared with last October, which officials said was the highest attended market in the past 12 years.

An update on attendance through Wednesday – the final day of the Oct. 13-21 event – is expected later in the week.

However, the early estimates, presented to the HPMA board on Wednesday, show what to expect overall, as those final numbers are tabulated. Many exhibitors interviewed by Furniture Today at market also said they expected attendance to end up between 15% and 50% of normal attendance.

According to data provide to the market authority, attendance from the West Coast was the lowest – as anticipated – at 25% from last year, while the Midwest and Southwest were better than expected at 34%. Attendance from the Southeast, mostly drive-in

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