U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point
 [Register]
Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point The Triad Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-14-2013, 06:09 PM
 
12,577 posts, read 13,309,010 times
Reputation: 8896

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by ss20ts View Post
HOLY COW!!!! That is NOT the same store! Sounds like it used to be something decent at a minimum. Now, calling it a dive is being kind. When Dollar General starts looking like a JCPenney next to your store, that's pathetic! Wonder how long GR will stick around with the way they'vee gone down hill.

I wondered why on earth it was called Garden Ridge since it wasn't gardeny at all. Just crappy. Now this explains it all!
I often wondered about the store name as well, but it was a sad turn of events IMO. One more rung down the ladder and customers will be uncrating the merchandise. I'm shocked they haven't converted to self checkouts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-14-2013, 06:20 PM
 
12,577 posts, read 13,309,010 times
Reputation: 8896
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsoboi78 View Post
You know there are only three Garden Ridges in the state. Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro. So even GR is not too common.

photos of Garden Ridges

Garden Ridge Greensboro
http://www.loopnet.com/Attachments/4...131EB199__.jpg

https://is1.4sqi.net/pix/q2q7AV5308P...tiorP5GRs4.jpg

http://www.mill-run.com/images/GARDEN%20RIDGE.jpg

http://pics3.city-data.com/businesse.../1/8065161.JPG

http://megseeger1.files.wordpress.co...-ridge0644.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n8-uQTIukO...+3991x2163.JPG

The typical Garden Ridge store measures 125,000 square feet. While IKEA store average about 300,000 square feet, much of that space is for warehouse and showrooms so the size of IKEA stores are a little misleading.

Furnitureland South in High Point is even bigger than IKEA. It's a complex of four large buildings. The architecture is more attractive as well.

http://blog.furniturelandsouth.com/w...012/10/FLS.jpg
http://www.ashfordsuites.com/wp-cont...08-31_1335.jpg
http://icovia.blogs.com/.a/6a00d8345...ccbfaeb970b-pi
Be assured the GR in Gboro doesn't look that way anymore.

As for comparing FLS to Ikea those two don't even compete in the same league. Ikea has nice stuff but their market is pricing point and simplicity. FLS on the other hand is about service, selection, and yes size. One can literally spend days in FLS and not to mention FLS is not for the faint of checkbook.
My wife calls the furniture at FLS "adult furniture."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-26-2013, 06:24 PM
 
13 posts, read 17,767 times
Reputation: 37
I wish!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-28-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
1,356 posts, read 2,295,671 times
Reputation: 605
I'm pretty sure IKEA Charlotte is one of the largest in the U.S. chain.

A second store isn't going to be built in North Carolina. Georgia only has one store, despite Atlanta's 5M+ metro.

Even the possibility, the store would be built in Raleigh/Durham as said before.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-28-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
28,496 posts, read 62,167,040 times
Reputation: 32177
Quote:
Originally Posted by savingmore View Post
I wish!!!!
Going down 52 through Lex to I-85...
From B&T stadium in Winston it's a 75 mile trip to IKEA

Too far for me to go just for the odds and ends...
And the rest of what they sell? meh.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-28-2013, 04:49 PM
 
12,577 posts, read 13,309,010 times
Reputation: 8896
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrRational View Post
Going down 52 through Lex to I-85...
From B&T stadium in Winston it's a 75 mile trip to IKEA

Too far for me to go just for the odds and ends...
And the rest of what they sell? meh.
I give them credit for their displays, we may get there once per year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2013, 04:23 AM
 
4,899 posts, read 16,623,220 times
Reputation: 3822
well, in north jersey there are 2 Ikea stores within 20 miles of eachother and one in brooklyn which is less than 13 miles from the first one and less than 20 miles from the second one. granted there are more people per square mile, but i think another Ikea in the TRIANGLE area would be great so that it would be a little more distance from the one in Charlotte but more accessible to people from the eastern part of the state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2013, 08:19 AM
 
7,278 posts, read 13,527,643 times
Reputation: 3610
Quote:
Originally Posted by findinghope View Post
well, in north jersey there are 2 Ikea stores within 20 miles of eachother and one in brooklyn which is less than 13 miles from the first one and less than 20 miles from the second one. granted there are more people per square mile, but i think another Ikea in the TRIANGLE area would be great so that it would be a little more distance from the one in Charlotte but more accessible to people from the eastern part of the state.
22 million people in the NYC metro, including millions and millions for whom IKEA is pretty much the perfect combination of price point, portability and disposability. It's classic apartment-dweller furniture, designed to get the most out of limited space. Ideal for the NYC tri-state market. It doesn't match NC nearly as well. The one store is plenty, and another store in the Triangle wouldn't be any closer to most of the Triad than the existing store Charlotte.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
28,496 posts, read 62,167,040 times
Reputation: 32177
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolinaBredChicagoan View Post
...and another store in the Triangle wouldn't be any closer to most of the Triad
^^Dash stadium to RDU is 92 miles
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-30-2013, 06:07 AM
 
4,899 posts, read 16,623,220 times
Reputation: 3822
but CAROLINABREDCHICAGOAN
i meant that a store in the triangle would be closer to people living way on the east coast...
and although it is classic apartment furniture, i bet people with rental homes near the beach would love to use exactly that kind of thing--inexpensive and hardwearing and modern
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top