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Old 05-17-2011, 09:55 PM
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Does something like this help or hurt home values in the area? I'm right near Redland/Bulverde.
Unkess it's in your backyard, I'd figure it would help. People want to live near shopping.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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Yes, IKEA would be nice! And please, not another strip mall with nail shops, banks, laundry mats, mattress stores, etc. I know that seems to be the norm for San Antonio but there are other folks who would appreciate something with more class. Also, let’s not build another “Forum” there.

The RIM is better but San Antonio is still missing some great stores and restaurants like Crate&Barrel, IKEA, Fry’s, a 3rd Whole Foods (new WF will open in Stone Oak), another Central Market, Trader Joe’s, Lego Store, The Great Indoors, Houston’s, Corner Bakery Café, etc. You get the idea.
West Elm closed down in Quarry Village recently. It doesn't look like San Antonio will get IKEA if they can't even support West Elm.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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West Elm closed down in Quarry Village recently. It doesn't look like San Antonio will get IKEA if they can't even support West Elm.
IKEA is very different than West Elm and less expensive. It is a totally different experience. There is a “culture” that is part of an IKEA and San Antonio currently just does not fit that culture. IKEA is more than just furniture, it is about the culture and experience IKEA offers. Unfortunately, that culture and experience does little for the majority of the SA demographics and that is one of the reasons why there is not an IKEA in San Antonio.

It is unfortunate that Motif did not make it at The Legacy Shopping Center as well. I knew that would happen based on how dead The Legacy Shopping Center is.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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Motiff Modern Living has moved its location to The Vineyard, off 1604 & Blanco.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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IKEA is very different than West Elm and less expensive. It is a totally different experience. There is a “culture” that is part of an IKEA and San Antonio currently just does not fit that culture. IKEA is more than just furniture, it is about the culture and experience IKEA offers. Unfortunately, that culture and experience does little for the majority of the SA demographics and that is one of the reasons why there is not an IKEA in San Antonio.
Furniture store culture with IKEA? What the heck does "culture" have to do with inexpensive furniture? Educate this dumb San Antonian please.

As for Motif leaving SA, yes I do agree with it not meshing with San Antonio. I looked at it...it's very European and overpriced. Designed for compact living spaces like in Europe, as opposed to our bigger is better attitude in Texas.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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oh wait, my bad, just read the post that Motif just moved to the Vinyard.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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IKEA is not something I have ever liked. To me that is the furniture that you buy to furnish your apartment or dorm in college. You definitely outgrow that stuff and hopefully buy real furniture that will last.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Furniture store culture with IKEA? What the heck does "culture" have to do with inexpensive furniture?
Sorry but you will have to go to an IKEA to find out for yourself. The one in Round Rock is a smaller one but the ones in Frisco (Dallas) and Houston are much larger.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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IKEA is just FUN! Plus, their food and stuff is pretty darn interesting.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:32 PM
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IKEA is just FUN! Plus, their food and stuff is pretty darn interesting.
That's why people call it shoppertainment!
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