ROCKY MOUNT (WSLS) – The Harvester Performance Center has been in operation for just four months and local leaders say it’s already exceeding expectations.
More than 10,000 people have visited the town thanks to performances at the venue.
Local leaders says if the current pace continues, the town could see up to 40,000 visitors in it’s first year.
That’s much more than the original goal of 25,000 visitors.
Assistant General Manager, Sheila Silverstein, says the increased traffic has had a big impact on local businesses.
Local stores in the area have report a spike in sales thanks to the venue. Restaurants like Ippy’s have seen an increase in sales as large as 25%.