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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

 
 
Old 10-24-2019, 09:03 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Just for kicks, thought I'd see what people think with this poll.

What sought after retail, restaurant, hotel, entertainment or attraction type national big brand chains, indicate a metro is on its way to being at the status where its residents think it should be?

In other words, which of these "cool" or "high end" chains make your metro a more attractive place to live or visit?

*Patagonia Store
*Crate and Barrel
*Pottery Barn
*West Elm
*Nordstrom
*Ikea
*Google store
*Amazon retail store
*Apple Store
*Samsung store
*Dave n Buster's
*Top Golf
*Cheesecake Factory
*Maggiano's
*Palm Steakhouse
*4 Seasons Hotel
*Ritz Carlton
*Westin Hotel
*Hard Rock Cafe
*Margaritaville Hotel
*Other (list it)
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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Apple Store seems a popular thing at the moment.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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Apple Store seems a popular thing at the moment.
Don't most cities have an Apple Store?
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Don't most cities have an Apple Store?
No.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Don't most cities have an Apple Store?
Yeah, Apple Stores are kinda rare. Offhand I can only think of three in the Chicago area: two in the city and one in Naperville.

Anyway, yeah, I think the big chains most correlated with status/prestige would include Apple Stores, Pottery Barn, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, maybe Google Stores (I don't think I've seen one of those so I wouldn't know), maybe Nordstrom. Probably not IKEA; I think those are pretty widespread. And I've seen Top Golfs in some pretty average middle-class areas.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:27 PM
 
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Originally Posted by SteelCityRising View Post
No.
https://www.apple.com/retail/storelist/
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:42 PM
 
Location: The Beautiful Northwest
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Honestly, I’m not impressed by any of those. Most metros over 2-3 million (including many smaller ones) are going to have a lot of those businesses. Has Kansas City “made it” because they landed a Top Golf in Overland Park? Did Birmingham “make it” when they landed an Apple Store?
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:56 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Apple has a good footprint in the US, but a lot of metro areas that are good size do not have one yet.

For example, here in Tennessee, Chattanooga (metro 575k) does not have an Apple store yet, and neither does Clarksville (metro 285k).
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:59 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Uniqlo
W Hotel
Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:31 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Apple, Whole Foods, Philz Coffee (Currently in DC, Chicago and Bay Area only)
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