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Old 05-19-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Not sure exactly what point you're trying to make, but you can't compare a summer league of college players to a professional league. Of course one will outdraw the other.
Baseball is baseball to most folks, especially in smaller towns where leagues don't mean a lot. Believe it or not most people really don't come to games to watch baseball. It's a place to congregate with friends and family and socialize.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:57 PM
 
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Baseball is baseball to most folks, especially in smaller towns where leagues don't mean a lot. Believe it or not most people really don't come to games to watch baseball. It's a place to congregate with friends and family and socialize.
Yes, I'm well aware, and thats exactly my point. Professional teams have more and better promotions, better food options and better drink options, thus making it more of an "experience".
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:25 PM
 
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Baseball is baseball to most folks, especially in smaller towns where leagues don't mean a lot. Believe it or not most people really don't come to games to watch baseball. It's a place to congregate with friends and family and socialize.
Very true. However, in addition to what BigJohn says below, the little marketing that the Hi-Toms do is geared towards Thomasville and a very small market. Most baseball fans in High Point could travel 15-20 minutes to Thomasville for a game... or 25-30 minutes to Winston-Salem or Greensboro for a much bigger event.

I do think the area is a little over saturated with baseball (and my hypothesis is that High Point is going to show that). IMO, instead of building a baseball stadium, the city should have collaborated with the university to build a slightly bigger arena than the one HPU is building (ie: 6-7K capacity). Then on top of High Point basketball, the city could potentially attract an SPHL or ECHL hockey team. That would give the city something a bit more unique to the area (yes, I know Winston-Salem has the Thunderbirds... but they're in the FHL which is a rinky-dink league that could go under at any moment... and the Annex is not up to SPHL specifications as I understand it). But instead, High Point decided to bring the Triad's 4th professional baseball team (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Burlington). By comparison, Hampton Roads, VA (a larger market than the Triad) has only the Norfolk Tides (Virginia Beach was supposed to get a team from the same league as the Rockers, but it didn't work out).
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:27 AM
 
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An application for construction is pending in the strip on Samet Dr, near the Firehouse Subs. A closer look at the application shows it's for a poke bowl restaurant called Ninja Cafe. I'm not sure if it's a chain but it has another location in Blacksburg, with good reviews. The photos are decent and the food looks fresh and healthy (certainly a plus around here):
https://www.yelp.com/biz/ninja-cafe-blacksburg
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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I just received an email stating that the opening date for Earth Fare will be July 17th
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Also construction on the High Point University arena and conference hotel is well under way
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Developer discusses his vision for his mixed-use biotech research park on the edge of High Point near Greensboro.

His development will be a unique model for North Carolina and he states will also lead to more downtown development.

https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/ne..._news_headline
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:53 AM
 
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Natural-ish development. lol

Rich Fork open to the public, as of today:

https://hpenews.com/news/9278/rich-f...pens-to-public


"The Guilford County Parks Department will hold a ceremony at 10 a.m. to unveil the first phase of Rich Fork Preserve, which covers about 120 acres in scenic woods in northwestern High Point along Rich Fork Creek and its tributaries. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is open to the public and will take place at 407 W. Parris Ave. where the road ends at the entranceway to the preserve.

Rich Fork Preserve will feature hiking, walking and mountain biking trails."
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:07 AM
 
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https://hpenews.com/news/9385/new-ba...-near-stadium/

Plank St Tavern opening near the new stadium and proposed food hall, at 138-Church Ave.
It will open as a private club with a small membership fee instead of a regular bar, since they won't be serving food. They'll serve beer, wine, and liquor - to include local/state craft beers and craft cocktails. Some of the wood used in the new Tavern will be repurposed from older structures around High Point. It's set to open in 4-6weeks.

Also, a building permit for "High Pint Public House and Brewery" was filed at 1114- Eastchester Dr.

Last edited by KL77; 06-20-2019 at 04:18 AM..
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Dothan
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When I moved there in 1999 I became a "member" of Chumbley's the process was pretty complicated. I could either pay a small fee (like five bucks) or someone already in the establishment could sign me in as a guest and that waived the fee and I became a member at that point. I do miss living in the triad so very much. Looking forward to visiting soon though. Go Rockers!
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