by Jordan Green

Men’s-only spa opens in High Point

400 Spa was scheduled to open Tuesday in High Point. A press release states that the spa will offer “manicures, pedicures, massages, facials and body treatments such as reefing body sugar scrub, hydrating mud wraps and therapeutic sports baths.” Other services include jetted tub treatment to relieve muscle tightness and an infrared sauna. One touch has a particular male appeal: Vintage video games.

The spa is located at 4140 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway in an area populated with corporate office parks. Piedmont Triad International Airport is five miles away.

“We chose this location because of its convenience,” owner James Carpenter said in a prepared statement. “Men leaving on business or returning will be able to stop for services without going out of their way.”

To learn more about the spa or to apply for membership, visit

Residential, retail and entertainment in downtown Greensboro

Notwithstanding widely shared laments about restaurant closings, signs of renewal abound in downtown Greensboro. Across the Tracks, a new vintage clothing, has opened in the 600 block of South Elm Street, according to Downtown Greensboro Inc. President Ed Wolverton. A group of yoga instructors have opened Free Spirit Yoga in Southside. Dudley Beauty School is the recipient of Downtown Greensboro Inc.’s first $25,000 matching grant to renovate a street-level retail space.

Julius Register, plan review supervisor for the city of Greensboro, said plans have been approved for a new sports bar called Rally Monkey at 221 S. Elm St., the space formerly occupied by Margarita’s, and for the One 17 Club, formerly Renaissance Jazz Café, at 117 N. Greene St. Register also said plans have been approved for the second iteration of Cityview Apartments at Gorrell and King streets.