The News & Record featured a story on High Point Road – how it has fallen on bad times. High Point Road was once a vital and exciting business corridor. The problem was it depends on a mixture of local traffic to survive. I recall back when we had Ice Hockey and Indoor Football at the Coliseum, there were thousands of local people on High Point Road to watch these games. These folks spent money in the restaurants and everyone was happy.
Today, there is no local events at the coliseum and the restaurants have either closed or had to adopt to the reduced traffic. The hockey and football crowds might have been small compared to the rare sell-outs in the coliseum today; but they were consistent and regular. The kind of traffic that sustains businesses through the year.