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Old 01-30-2023, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I've noticed a wide range in quality with West Elm. Some of their "wood" furniture is basically nice IKEA, yeah. But I have some upholstered furniture that I am very happy with. Makes sense, same could be said by their parent company, Potter Barn. Furniture is one of those things I firmly believe you get what you pay for, unless its super urgent, save your money and buy quality.
FWIW, the parent of both Pottery Barn and West Elm is Williams-Sonoma, which enjoys a pretty elevated reputation among kitchenware stores.

And also FWIW, there are some things IKEA makes that are actually great values, chief among them the POÅNG bentwood armchair.

Anyone know when or whether W-S plans to reopen in the city?
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Old 01-30-2023, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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FWIW, the parent of both Pottery Barn and West Elm is Williams-Sonoma, which enjoys a pretty elevated reputation among kitchenware stores.

And also FWIW, there are some things IKEA makes that are actually great values, chief among them the POÅNG bentwood armchair.

Anyone know when or whether W-S plans to reopen in the city?
Word on the ikea stuff. We have that chair (in black leather) and it's incredible for the money. Also the PAX storage stuff is nuts.

Our rule of thumb with ikea is that anything that requires holding a lot of weight requires much greater scrutiny. Their cabinet building is legit. And their kitchens are generally very highly regarded.
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Old 01-30-2023, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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We have bought a few pieces from Mid-Century Modern Furniture Warehouse in Port Richmond. I highly recommend that place.

https://www.midcenturyfurniturewarehouse.com/
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Old 01-30-2023, 12:35 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Anyone know when or whether W-S plans to reopen in the city?
Unfortunately no. Williams Sonoma is a retailer every major downtown needs.
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Old 02-08-2023, 12:36 PM
 
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https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate...-20230208.html

I think I remember seeing this earlier but good to see it confirmed. Alo Yoga taking over the old Modell’s space.
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Old 02-08-2023, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New York City
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https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate...-20230208.html

I think I remember seeing this earlier but good to see it confirmed. Alo Yoga taking over the old Modell’s space.
Great to see another solid retailer, but boy how much athleisure do people need?
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Old 02-08-2023, 01:46 PM
 
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https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate...-20230208.html

I think I remember seeing this earlier but good to see it confirmed. Alo Yoga taking over the old Modell’s space.
I just noticed the ''leased'' sign on the old Modell's space but didn't know to who. Nice to know who is coming in there now.
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Old 02-17-2023, 09:00 AM
 
Location: New York City
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The new Madewell space opened on Walnut yesterday in the old Loft space (1729 Walnut).
They did a great job with the exterior.
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Old 02-17-2023, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Members-only speakeasy targeting Philadelphia's 'top players' to open in undisclosed Center City location
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...-saturday.html

Sounds... interesting I guess.
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Old 02-17-2023, 02:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Members-only speakeasy targeting Philadelphia's 'top players' to open in undisclosed Center City location
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...-saturday.html

Sounds... interesting I guess.
A rather exclusive and expensive concept. It will be interesting to see how that works in Philadelphia.

Memberships are available in two levels. A "founding" membership costs $1,000 per year and includes access to the speakeasy, invitations to quarterly member dinners and priority reservations at all other Craft Concepts restaurants. The second "prime" level of membership comes with a steeper price tag of $2,000 and also includes concierge services such as hotel and car bookings and the ability to let guests use their membership when they're not able to.
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