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1800 Eastwood Road #236 Lions Gate 525 Moss Tree Drive Landfall 2117 Gillette Drive Highland Hills 11 Church Street Historic downtown Wilmington 6230 Ingleside Drive Greenville Manor 524 Moss Tree Drive Landfall Argie Franck Broker/REALTOR® Cell: 910-512-3580 Office: 910-509-7015 Email: afranck@intracoastalrealty.com $630,000 $270,000 $279,000 $879,000 $739,000 $253,500 UNDER CONTRACT JUST SOLD! (IN ONE DAY!) UNDER CONTRACT IN 4 DAYS Whether you are relocating from across the country or across town, let Argie put her wealth of knowledge to work for you. This biannual, inter-national confluence has been taking place for more than a century at the High Point Market, known to many as the world’s capital for home fur-nishings. The Market is the largest home furnishings trade show on the globe — encompassing 180 buildings, 11.5 million square feet of show space and more than 2,000 exhibitors, along with tens of thou-sands of new product introductions every six months. (Yes, you read that right. As the saying goes, if you can’t find it in High Point, it probably doesn’t exist.) Think of it as fashion week for the home furnishings industry, where the only difference from the runways of New York, Paris and Milan is most of the models on the catwalk here have four legs — chairs, tables, sofas, beds and chests. Securing a front-row seat requires more than A-list celebrity status too, unless, of course, the star’s name is attached to a licensed product collection. As a trade-only show with strict guidelines for admission, shopping the High Point Market is a unique adventure few outside of the industry will ever experience first-hand. A Duke University study reports the Market has an impact on the state’s economy of an estimated $5.39 billion annually, and sup-ports more than 37,000 jobs. Closer to home, in the Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington areas, High Point is a draw for the thriving design community and talented entrepreneurs who regularly make the twice-yearly pilgrimage to scout trends and purchase the products they believe best suit the coast’s relaxed lifestyle. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY 46 august 2015 WBM


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