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View Poll Results: What Sought After Big Brand Chains Indicate a City/Metro has "Arrived?"
Patagonia Store 8 9.52%
Crate and Barrel 12 14.29%
Pottery Barn 5 5.95%
West Elm 6 7.14%
Nordstrom 23 27.38%
IKEA 30 35.71%
Google Store 7 8.33%
Amazon Retail Store 15 17.86%
Apple Store 25 29.76%
Samsung Store 5 5.95%
Dave n Buster's 5 5.95%
Top Golf 12 14.29%
Cheesecake Factory 10 11.90%
Maggiano's 2 2.38%
Palm Steakhouse 6 7.14%
Four Season's Hotel 28 33.33%
Ritz Carlton 32 38.10%
Westin Hotel 7 8.33%
Hard Rock Cafe 7 8.33%
Margaritaville Hotel 3 3.57%
Other (list it) 11 13.10%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Speaking of Nashville...

Their shopping options have come a long way within the last 3 years.
And will only continue to get better. I think the Nashville River North development is going to be high end, upscale retail.

Nashville is really a case study for a city that has completely transformed itself (for the better), within the past 10 years. If you saw Nashville then, compared to now/within 2 years, it would be incredibly different.

On this poll, Nashville recently has opened a Crate & Barrel, a Patagonia Store and a 500 ft + Four Seasons is being built downtown.
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Old 10-26-2019, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Shelby County, Tennessee
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A Carvana Car Vending tower

https://www.carvana.com/vendingmachine

They're building one in memphis now
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Good call there...only a few cities have those. I think Atlanta now has one too.

https://www.starbucksreserve.com/

The reserve roastery is even more exclusive - - only Seattle, NYC, Milan, Shanghai, and Tokyo currently have one. The Chicago location will be the largest and most elaborate one yet:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chi...outputType=amp
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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Virgin Hotels—with locations in SF, Chicago, Dallas (opening later this year) and expansion plans for NYC, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley and Palm Springs over the next few years.

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Old 10-26-2019, 03:44 PM
 
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Just saw it on YouTube. That place is crazy.
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Old 10-26-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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I actually had it written up in my post earlier. Their recent opening in Raleigh was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Lines out the wazoo for days. I held off though because I’m not sure it’s a status symbol so much as it means you have a lot of upstate New Yorkers nearby. But perhaps it does fit as a regional “arrived” brand.
Good points. I think what has happened with Wegmans is that as it has been listed in many publications as one of the Best Places to Work, one of the top Supermarkets, etc., it has expanded its stores within the last 20 years or so and offer quite a bit more over the years. So, I would say that it has become a regional “arrived” brand due to its good press, service and good range of offerings at a relatively affordable price.
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Old 10-26-2019, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I've been to the Virgin Hotel in SF, not as a guest but rather as an attendee of an event, anyhow it feels like a very high end boutique hotel like the old Joie de Vivre brand out of SF founded by local hotelier Chip Conley.
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Old 10-26-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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Guess we could add Nobu Hotels as well...I visited the one in Palo Alto.

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I've been to the Virgin Hotel in SF, not as a guest but rather as an attendee of an event, anyhow it feels like a very high end boutique hotel like the old Joie de Vivre brand out of SF founded by local hotelier Chip Conley.
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The reserve roastery is even more exclusive - - only Seattle, NYC, Milan, Shanghai, and Tokyo currently have one. The Chicago location will be the largest and most elaborate one yet:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chi...outputType=amp
This is what the poster who first mentioned Starbucks Reserve meant, the roasteries. When they mentioned the few locations I thought that was assumed?

The reserve bars are limited in numbers, and really nice, but they aren’t the roasteries. I’ve been to bars in both Honolulu and Palm Springs and they’re nothing like the roastery in Seattle. Two completely separate beasts.
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower 48.
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Virgin Hotels—with locations in SF, Chicago, Dallas (opening later this year) and expansion plans for NYC, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley and Palm Springs over the next few years.
The Virgin Hotel in Nashville is already well under construction and has already topped out.
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