June 02, 2004
The 75,000-square-foot Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, N.C., 50 miles northeast of Charlotte, is adding 38,000 square feet of space. According to Steven Rosenblatt, executive manager of the convention center, work will begin this month and finish in August 2005. When the expansion opens, the center will have 111,000 square feet of space, including 74,000 square feet of exhibit space. Hickory is well known for its furniture businesses.