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Old 12-21-2017, 07:28 AM
 
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This is exciting for Cobb County definitely. This will be a short 5-7 min drive for me now compared with going into Atlantic Station. I am also excited for what additional businesses will come to Franklin Road now with the IKEA and ATL UTD HQ all within close proximity.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:28 AM
 
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I've recently bought an electric screwdriver and I think that helps a lot making the assembly secure. I would not advise getting everything from Ikea, but you can make it work if you pair for example, an Ikea dining table with chairs from another store, etc.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Do y'all think incentives from Cobb Co and/or Marietta influenced the location?
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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The thing is, considering the "IKEA market," most of Cobb County and the NW corridor are already convenient to the Midtown/Atlantic Station store. The Midtown/AS location is not convenient to the Northeast suburbs, eastern suburbs, and southern suburbs.
The existing store is at the Brookwood split, it is equally accessible from I85 as it is from I75, if a slightly longer distance from the NE perimeter then the NW.

IKEA was probably drawn to this location because the North to NW suburbs are growing faster then the North to NE. Especially within Ikea's target demographic.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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I hear that a lot, but so far, the Ikea things I've gotten have lasted (I think the trick is to assemble things correctly, since there are lots of steps that aren't clearly explained). I could buy Ikea things multiple times over compared to what I could get elsewhere, but so far I haven't had to.
I just spent this morning putting together an IKEA computer desk. I am using it as a workstation in my studio and it is great.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Most of the stuff I've gotten over the years at IKEA has been great quality and lasted a long time, and a good value. A few things were not. You just kinda have to get the right stuff.
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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The existing store is at the Brookwood split, it is equally accessible from I85 as it is from I75, if a slightly longer distance from the NE perimeter then the NW.

IKEA was probably drawn to this location because the North to NW suburbs are growing faster then the North to NE. Especially within Ikea's target demographic.

Smart shoppers from Cobb would hit IKEA from Northside Drive--much, much easier than anything coming from I-85.
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Smart shoppers from Cobb would hit IKEA from Northside Drive--much, much easier than anything coming from I-85.
Right, it's not an equal drive at all, in time and stress. I think incentives may very likely have something to do with it.

In regards to their quality, the misses and I did a lot of research on a couch recently. Ikea far and away was the best value. I don't think you can beat their quality until you get above 3k for a couch and even then it's questionable.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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I live in Cobb, and it's downright a cinch to get to the existing IKEA. It's literally 3 exits down on I-75. That's why this is kind of strange that there's now going to be an IKEA even closer to me, just a couple miles up 41 off Franklin.

This news is of no help to my folks up in Lawrenceville. I mentioned this news to my Mom yesterday and then I suddenly felt awful about it. She loves IKEA, but it's so far for them.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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Right, it's not an equal drive at all, in time and stress. I think incentives may very likely have something to do with it.

In regards to their quality, the misses and I did a lot of research on a couch recently. Ikea far and away was the best value. I don't think you can beat their quality until you get above 3k for a couch and even then it's questionable.
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I live in Cobb, and it's downright a cinch to get to the existing IKEA. It's literally 3 exits down on I-75. That's why this is kind of strange that there's now going to be an IKEA even closer to me, just a couple miles up 41 off Franklin.

This news is of no help to my folks up in Lawrenceville. I mentioned this news to my Mom yesterday and then I suddenly felt awful about it. She loves IKEA, but it's so far for them.
Exactly. Good point.

I'm sure IKEA has their research and reasons for choosing Franklin Gateway. Maybe incentives were provided by Cobb and/or the City of Marietta.

However, like I said in an earlier post, the best place for a second IKEA in Metro Atlanta still stands:

A location in Duluth at Gwinnett Place.
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