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Old 06-21-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: West Augusta, GA
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I love California Pizza Kitchen.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Juicy Coture, Cheesecake Factory, Dave and Busters, Lacoste, Diesel, Betsy Johnson, Ed Hardy, Steve Madden, California Pizza Kitchen, Trader Joes, and Saks should be in Augusta. I know Costco is coming to Augusta. We need more retail/restaurants though. The chronicle did a article recently. The median income in the city is up $45,000. I know the metro now is probably 60 to 70k.
Augusta doesn't have a large enough population to support any of those stores or restaurants except for Trader Joes and Costco.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Augusta can support Dave and Buster's, Juicy Coture, Cheesecake Factory, REI, California Pizza Kitchen, Trader Joes, and Diesel.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Augusta can support Dave and Buster's, Juicy Coture, Cheesecake Factory, REI, California Pizza Kitchen, Trader Joes, and Diesel.
Augusta definitely couldn't support a Juicy Couture or a Diesel. The market is too small, and there is not enough wealth in the area. Huntsville has a Juicy Couture, but I hear it's not doing well.

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Juicy Coture, Cheesecake Factory, Dave and Busters, Lacoste, Diesel, Betsy Johnson, Ed Hardy, Steve Madden, California Pizza Kitchen, Trader Joes, and Saks should be in Augusta. I know Costco is coming to Augusta. We need more retail/restaurants though. The chronicle did a article recently. The median income in the city is up $45,000. I know the metro now is probably 60 to 70k.
Actually, the median income of the metro is about the same.

And you must be kidding. Charlotte doesn't even have an Ed Hardy, Diesel, Saks, or a Betsy Johnson and Ed Hardy just opened a store in Atlanta. All of these stores are located in big markets or markets that have a large amount of wealth (such as Charleston). Even thought this is pretty laughable, Steve Madden might do well in Augusta.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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Here is my take on which places are plausible and just downright fantasy:

Cheesecake Factory: Plausible but not likely. This restaurant is not too expensive for Augusta, but from what I have seen Cheesecake Factory only locates in LARGE metro areas are tourist markets. I don't see Augusta on their radar screen.

Dave and Busters: Plausible.. essentially a Chuck E Cheese for Adults. These places genereally need a large market base for support.. Augusta may just be in the fringe of being on their radar.

Juicy Couture: Pure Fantasy. This is Augusta, GA.. not Soho or Rodeo drive

Diesel: Fantasy.. Their jeans retail for well over $100.. I don't see that doing well in the Augusta market

Saks 5th Avenue: OMG.. I nearly fell of my chair when I saw this.. definately FANTASY

Betsy Johnson, Ed Hardy, Lacoste: Highly Unlikely

Steve Madden: Plausible. The price point of their shoes is within reach of the Augusta market.

REI: Plausible but not likely. I see a Bass Pro Shops doing better in Augusta than an REI..

CPK: Likely. It's basically just another mediocre moderately priced chain restaurant.. Augusta loves these types of places.

Trader Joes: Plausible, but may not happen for a few years. Atlanta just recently got them.. so give it about about 4 years to get to Augusta.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Saks Fifth Avenue in Augusta? ROFLMAO. Please tell me that is a joke. There's not even one in Charlotte.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Saks Fifth Avenue in Augusta? ROFLMAO. Please tell me that is a joke. There's not even one in Charlotte.
There is one in Charleston, yet then Charleston is sort of a special market
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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Saks Fifth Avenue in Augusta? ROFLMAO. Please tell me that is a joke. There's not even one in Charlotte.
According to a couple of members here from macon, they've already got one on the way. Someone who knows someone was told by someone working on the building it was going to be a saks.


And don't dare say it was to be a parisian (now rebranded as belks); you just wouldn't know what you're talking about.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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According to a couple of members here from macon, they've already got one on the way. Someone who knows someone was told by someone working on the building it was going to be a saks.


And don't dare say it was to be a parisian (now rebranded as belks); you just wouldn't know what you're talking about.
The idea of Macon getting a Saks 5th is more ludicrous than Augusta getting one. What turnip truck did these ppl fall off of?
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