To comply with stay-at-home orders from local officials, International Market Centers will temporarily close its 17 High Point, NC, properties to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on March 27.
The closure will remain in effect through April 16 as an aid to slowing the spread of COVID-19 infections.
Building tenants and IMC staff still will have access to the buildings for essential business support providing they observe appropriate social distancing. The 17 IMC 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; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace, and the Suites at Market Square as well as five on Hamilton Street: 121, 200, 320 and 330 N. Hamilton St., and 129 S. Hamilton St.
The stay-at-home orders comes one week after the High Point Market Authority set new dates for the postponed Spring High Point Market. Scheduled from April 25 to 29, the market postponement followed North Carolina governor Roy Cooper’s advisement to cancel all events drawing 100 or more attendees due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Spring High Point Market now is scheduled to run June 12 to 14.
“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.”