Local Industry & Specialty Retail

8:00 a.m.

After a hearty breakfast in your hotel, put on your walking shoes and prepare to tour some of Greensboro’s manufacturers.

9:30 a.m.

The first stop is Greensboro’s famous Replacements, Ltd., which boasts the largest inventory of obsolete, active and inactive china, crystal and flatware patterns in the world. The free tour begins with a guided walk through the warehouse areas and ends with a visit to the showroom. The showroom offers giftware, antiques, one-of-a-kind items, collectibles and special purchases of table- ware. Thirty-minute tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and are offered seven days a week until 6:30 p.m. Replacements, Ltd. is located off I-85/40 at Mount Hope Church Road, exit 132 between Greensboro and Burlington. Call 336-697-3000 or 800-562-4462 .

4:00 p.m.

The Triad area is known worldwide for its furniture manufacturing. If you are interested in visiting any of the discount furniture stores and ordering some new furniture, this is the time to do it. Suggestions on places to visit can be found in many of the shopping guides available in the area.

5:00 p.m.

Return to the hotel and rest before venturing out to one of Greensboro’s unique restaurants.