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Old 02-28-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Thanks for that suggestion of Graves. We are in the market for new furniture, and I have been sorely disappointed at what is available locally. I want quality goods at a good price. Definitely not IKEA...although IKEA rocks for playroom and kid stuff.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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If you pay with cash, Mr. Graves will discount the furniture 50% off retail. For credit card purchases, he discounts 45% to cover his cost on credit. ALL OTHER local furniture companies will not go below 10 - 15% off retail. Also, Graves charges $65 to deliver anywhere in Huntsville.
FYI, most furniture stores will discount if you ask. Also, most don't sell at MSRP.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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I think that an IKEA is needed for and can be supported by the expected growth of Huntsville, which will grow way faster than we have seen it to grow. What can go wrong? I mean, it's just a huge furniture store. Everyone is going to need, want, and get furniture for eternity. With an IKEA, Huntsville will attract new businesses. IKEA! IKEA!

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Old 02-28-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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There is a 'Blacks Furniture Store' in Arab too that has some good prices. I bought a dinning table and a desk from them.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Hampton Cove, AL
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I think that an IKEA is needed for the expected gorwth of Huntsville, which will grow way faster than we have seen it to grow. What can go wrong? I mean, it's just a huge furniture store. Everyone is going to need, want, and get furniture for eternity. With an IKEA, Huntsville will attract new businesses. IKEA! IKEA!

1) If you buy quality furnishings, you don't need them too often-outside of a disaster or major move(and even then you don't always need a house full)

2) What does Ikea have to do with attracting new businesses?

I think I am missing something....very confused
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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OH boy! Here we go again! That's why I don't hang out in the Huntsville forum anymore!

Some businesses depend on other businesses to make a decision on building a new store in a new market.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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OH boy! Here we go again! That's why I don't hang out in the Huntsville forum anymore!

Some businesses depend on other businesses to make a decision on building a new store in a new market.
Hey A&M sorry to get off subject but you know that Greene County beat Madison Academy for state championship right. It was like the hood against the suburbs those boys from Greene county can jump out the gym.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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Hey A&M sorry to get off subject but you know that Greene County beat Madison Academy for state championship right. It was like the hood against the suburbs those boys from Greene county can jump out the gym.
LOL! We did it!

Huntsville needs better basketball teams! Just kidding!
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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OH boy! Here we go again! That's why I don't hang out in the Huntsville forum anymore!

so now you're hanging out on Atlanta forum petitioning for a second IKEA?
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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I think that an IKEA is needed for and can be supported by the expected growth of Huntsville, which will grow way faster than we have seen it to grow. What can go wrong? I mean, it's just a huge furniture store. Everyone is going to need, want, and get furniture for eternity. With an IKEA, Huntsville will attract new businesses. IKEA! IKEA!
So a few more thousand people coming (if they come) is going to do it, huh? So, IKEA is going to build one here and rely on people coming from Nashville and B'ham instead of building one in Nashville and relying on us and Louisville and Knoxville to go there? So, just because most people who shop at IKEA are college-aged and Huntsville's demographic is 60-year-old engineers, they're going to come anyway? Just because we want one, they'll come? We have less than 400K people in the metro, but they'll come anyway?

Crack is whack.

They don't sell paper towels. They don't sell clothes. they don't sell things you replace or need often. They sell case goods (mostly). They are VERY cool to walk around, but...You need a very large metro to support an IKEA. There's a reason places like St Louis (with a 3million metro) don't even have one. For EVERY metro, you have to factor out a large portion of the population who could not care less about IKEA. Alot of houses/people don't want assemble-it-yourself, "modern" furniture. Charlotte probably has IKEA, in large part, thanks to its hub airport. High-traffic airports are big business draws. If Charlotte didn't have its airport, I doubt it'd have an IKEA today. ATL is what it is today thanks in HUGE part to its airport. Charlotte is being what it is, in large part, thanks to its airport.

Huntsville isn't getting one until we get WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more than 5K more people.

Huntsville needs a 1) a movie theatre downtown, 2) downtown development, 3) downtown development, 4) downtown development, 5) a diversified economy, 5) a redeveloped/repurposed/cleaned-up University Drive/Mad Sq Mall, 6) a dept store at Bridge Street, 7) downtown development, 8) downtown development, 9) downtown development, 10) young people.
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