Shoppers in Catawba County are given a wide variety of options. Numerous furniture and textile outlets, several malls, and over a dozen shopping centers provide abundant choices for everyone.
Sixty percent of all furniture manufactured within the United States is made within 200 miles of Hickory. Dozens of stores offer furniture at low prices.
Hickory Furniture Mart, one of North Carolinas most popular visitor attractions, is the largest facility of its kind in the nation, with a million square feet and over 20 acres of decorated showrooms in its complex.
Approximately 1,000 lines of furniture and furnishings are sold in the Marts 100 factory outlets, factory stores, galleries and showrooms. The complex also includes a motel, café, coffeehouse, visitor center, and museum.
Catawba Furniture Mall is your Home Idea Headquarters. Discover surprising selections and savings seven days a week on everything for the home from traditional and contemporary furniture brands to exciting new international trends. Catawba features the largest Broyhill Gallery, Ashley Home Store and Klaussner/Sealy Store in the world. When you make the trip, you will not be disappointed by small selections. In addition we offer About Last Nite-fine linens, bedding and bath plus Gallery West, unique home and garden boutiques.
There is also an outstanding outlet area featuring great bargains everyday. Take a break from shopping and enjoy Cappuccino Corner for a fresh cappuccino and Cornerstone Wine & Gifts for unique gifts.
Beyond the Hickory Furniture Mart and the Catawba Furniture Mall is the Metros "20 Miles of Furniture," located on U.S. Hwy. 321, featuring scores of galleries offering more than 600 lines of furniture featured at exceptional prices and quality.
Valley Hills Mall, which offers shoppers more than 80 retail stores and four department stores, including the new addition of Dillards, features a brand new architectural design, taking full advantage of the high ceilings and beautiful skylights. They have added a newly designed 650-seat food court with a 28-foot antique carousel, family restrooms with a nursing facility, 2 new parking decks with additional spaces and easy access to the major department stores, new interior and exterior lighting, new ceiling fixtures, new elevator with fountains, new soft seating areas with carpeted floors for added comfort, a large new Customer Service Center with added features and additional specialty leasing for more retail variety. Valley Hills has worked toward offering their shoppers what they want, where they want it and when they want it.
Hickory Ridge, the newest shopping center in Catawba County, is located behind Valley Hills Mall on Catawba Valley Blvd. It includes A. C. Moore, Best Buy and Target, along with many other nationally known stores.
With more than a billion dollars in annual retail sales in Catawba County, the area is a retail magnet for the three adjacent counties in the Hickory Metro.
The following are some of the many retail venues available throughout Catawba County.
Belle Hollow Shopping
Catawba General Shopping
Canova Shopping Center
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