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Old 02-17-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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Per this article today:
Walmart to Open Next to Bloom - Fairfax City, VA Patch

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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There used to be a Harris Teeter *and* an Expo in the vicinity of Fairfax City? Looks like I moved here too late... *sigh* (I know, I know.. there are no more Expos, period.. but don't even get me started on that sad tale.)

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Old 02-17-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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From the article, it sounds like it will be similar to the new, smaller Richmond Highway Wal-mart, which has been very successful.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I always enjoyed going to Expo, but to be honest it was more like going to a museum than going to a store. I used to love to look at all the fancy tiles and wander through the kitchens, but the only time I ever bought something was when they had a sale on tiffany-style lamps. It's a nice lamp, but not really as well made as it should have been for the price. That's one reason I never bought anything else from Expo.

I would have preferred a more unusual store in that site, but OTOH a WalMart in that location will be very successful. Many people who live nearby will probably appreciate having a store like that more than the interesting but overpriced merchandise at Expo.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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I always enjoyed going to Expo, but to be honest it was more like going to a museum than going to a store. I used to love to look at all the fancy tiles and wander through the kitchens, but the only time I ever bought something was when they had a sale on tiffany-style lamps. It's a nice lamp, but not really as well made as it should have been for the price. That's one reason I never bought anything else from Expo.

I would have preferred a more unusual store in that site, but OTOH a WalMart in that location will be very successful. Many people who live nearby will probably appreciate having a store like that more than the interesting but overpriced merchandise at Expo.
Mmm... tiles. Expo (in KC) was the first place I got a good look at proud-to-be-fake Corian in yummy, creamy pastels, displayed in really creatively gorgeous kitchens that I wanted to eat. (Yes, the kitchens themselves. )
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Mmm... tiles. Expo (in KC) was the first place I got a good look at proud-to-be-fake Corian in yummy, creamy pastels, displayed in really creatively gorgeous kitchens that I wanted to eat. (Yes, the kitchens themselves. )
Yeah, the things there were pretty cool. I lusted over the inlaid wood rosettes that you could buy to spiff up your foyer floor. Some of the designs were amazingly intricate. And the tiles were stunning. When the store went out of business I bought one of the large tile samples (they sold everything in the store, down to the fixtures). I added four legs and some molding, and now use it as a little side table.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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I liked looking around in Expo but everything was so over priced you would be a fool to buy from them
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Thanks for sharing. That sounds a lot more appealing than the Fair Lakes Wal-Mart which is always a zoo!
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:04 AM
 
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yeah the fair lakes walmart is lame. new walmart ftw
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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It's funny how some are nice and others aren't at all. The Sterling WalMart is clean, well stocked, and a pleasant enough place to shop (as big box stores go). I know two girls who work there and aparently it's a nice store to work at, too. Leesburg's store, OTOH, is awful. Here's hoping the Fairfax one takes after Sterling, not Leesburg.
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