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View Poll Results: What Sought After Big Brand Chains Indicate a City/Metro has "Arrived?"
Patagonia Store 9 9.00%
Crate and Barrel 12 12.00%
Pottery Barn 5 5.00%
West Elm 8 8.00%
Nordstrom 25 25.00%
IKEA 36 36.00%
Google Store 8 8.00%
Amazon Retail Store 18 18.00%
Apple Store 30 30.00%
Samsung Store 5 5.00%
Dave n Buster's 5 5.00%
Top Golf 14 14.00%
Cheesecake Factory 10 10.00%
Maggiano's 2 2.00%
Palm Steakhouse 6 6.00%
Four Season's Hotel 33 33.00%
Ritz Carlton 37 37.00%
Westin Hotel 10 10.00%
Hard Rock Cafe 9 9.00%
Margaritaville Hotel 3 3.00%
Other (list it) 13 13.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-25-2019, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What's so impressive about an Apple store?

Bragging rights for people that let where they live define who they are.
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Old 10-25-2019, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Buy product!
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:12 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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Your city hasn't made it until it has a Tim Hortons on every corner.

...Okay, maybe that's just Buffalo bias speaking. Pottery Barn, though, really? One of the posters on the first page of comments included that on the shortlist. I'd have never thought of Pottery Barn as anything to brag about--partially because my assumption is always that the 'higher-end' chains have no presence here in Buffalo, where Pottery Barn long has, heh.
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:17 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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I suppose they are skater chic? Supreme just opened a store in San Francisco today.
https://www.complex.com/style/2019/1...-store-opening

The only other US locations are Manhattan, Brooklyn and LA.
I occasionally see bumper stickers featuring their logo here in the Buffalo area, ~400 miles from [what you claim to be their nearest location in] NYC. Never knew what it was, although I vaguely recall reading about it before (probably while drunk)
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:21 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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There is a Maserati/Porsche/Ferrari Dealership here in Greensboro..... We had a Lamborghini Dealership a few years ago but they moved to Charlotte. There is a Bentley dealership 20 minutes away in High Point. I bet 90% of this forum has never heard of High Point... probably 50% have never heard of Greensboro
I used to 'read' DuPont Registry religiously at a certain stage in my youth...that magazine convinced me that one needed to be in SoCal or South Florida to buy any exotic sports cars, lol. My favorite dealership locally when I was a kid was Alfa Romeo for its obscurity, but it didn't last beyond the mid-'90s.
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Pottery Barn
Crate and Barrel
Ikea
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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I would add Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to the list. They are rare and coveted outside of Texas, but rolling out to select cities across the country. Lubbock in Texas has one, but Denver made a big deal out of getting one. It's like Nordstrom outside of the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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I would add Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to the list. They are rare and coveted outside of Texas, but rolling out to select cities across the country. Lubbock in Texas has one, but Denver made a big deal out of getting one. It's like Nordstrom outside of the Pacific Northwest.
The area I'm in has this, which seems to be similar: https://www.marcustheatres.com/marcu...e-movie-tavern

https://www.marcustheatres.com/theat...avern-syracuse
https://s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/m...pring19_LI.pdf
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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Apple Store, Trader Joe's.
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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As a bit of a man child. Dave & Busters interest me more than most of these.
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