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Old 10-16-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Cibolo,TX
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what about Toby Keith's Bar and grill?? I had read back when that they were looking at The Rim. Any rumors of IKEA?
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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I was so excited to see Maggiano's the other day.

On a side note, any chance they'll build some nice townhouses around the Rim so we can move and walk over to shop/eat/watch movies?
There's already apartments over there... called The Haven. Luxury apartments... very trendy & nice!
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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When is Ikea coming to SA and why does Austin get stores first if we are a bigger market.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Northwest side of San Antonio
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When is Ikea coming to SA and why does Austin get stores first if we are a bigger market.
From what I remember (and reading here) the Ikea was planned to be very close to Camp Bullis (as were a lot of other things). Development in that area has been stalled due to a lot of reasons, lighting, endangered species, noise, etc.

I mean yes, most of the La Cantera development is close to Camp Bullis, but I think the Ikea literally backed right in to Camp Bullis as planned.

Until that whole Camp Bullis thing gets resolved I don't think we'll get an Ikea, at least not at the Rim/La Cantera. And boy, do I want one closer than Round Rock..I really need a new duvet!
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Y'all do know that IKEA has a website, right? You can "shop," purchase, and ship any item you need. (Of course, I understand the difference between hands-on shopping and web, but if it's a question of driving to Round Rock or Houston vs. sitting at home...)

--Dim
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Northwest side of San Antonio
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Y'all do know that IKEA has a website, right? You can "shop," purchase, and ship any item you need. (Of course, I understand the difference between hands-on shopping and web, but if it's a question of driving to Round Rock or Houston vs. sitting at home...)

--Dim
of course. But that store is like the best adventure ever. And it'd be great to be able ot go on that adventure closer to home.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Oh, I completely agree. It's just that so many folks complain about not getting one of these or those in SA when the company offers a website. In my mind, it would be different if no online ordering was available (say, perhaps a TJ's).

--Dim
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Ikea's shipping is astronomical! I wanted to order a small cabinet...cost all of $125 and less than 30 pounds. They wanted $220 for shipping.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Well, if you wouldn't ask for diamond-crusted white glove shipping, it wouldn't be so much! I think I've heard about their shipping costs in a negative light before. I'm not sure why, but they used to procure local shipping companies (or even couriers) for in-town and short haul deliveries...

--Dim
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Y'all do know that IKEA has a website, right? You can "shop," purchase, and ship any item you need. (Of course, I understand the difference between hands-on shopping and web, but if it's a question of driving to Round Rock or Houston vs. sitting at home...)

--Dim
Actually, not every item available in stores is available on their website.
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