Author Topic: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore  (Read 26012 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online jmecklenborg

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 11024
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #105 on: October 07, 2016, 12:05:43 PM »
I thought this thread was about Brooklyn, NY, until reading the above comment. 

Offline Loretto

  • Premium Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1757
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2016, 06:29:24 PM »
You'd think with all the work to increase capacity at the Tiedeman interchange that Brooklyn might know something we don't.

They started that work two years ago. Obviously the planning even before that. Place is a total cluster when Key lets out. You'd sit over there and hear fire/EMS sirens and just think "well somebody is screwed."

Online eyehrtfood

  • 574'-Carew Tower
  • ****
  • Posts: 473
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #107 on: April 21, 2017, 01:19:58 AM »
Ikea scorecard: April 2017 (all have or are building stores, except those noted).... So it's about time for CLE, isn't it?


2010 Metro Rank
1   New York   
2   Los Angeles   
3   Chicago   
4   Washington, DC   
5   Boston   
6   San Francisco   
7   Dallas   
8   Philadelphia   
9   Houston   
10   Atlanta   
11   Miami   
12   Detroit   
13   Seattle   
14   Phoenix   
15   Minneapolis   
16   Cleveland/NEO                       NO IKEA
17   San Diego
18   Denver   
19   St. Louis   
20   Orlando   
21   Tampa   
22   Sacramento   
23   Pittsburgh   
24   Charlotte   
25   Portland   
26   Cincinnati   
27   San Antonio   
28   Kansas City   
29   Indianapolis   
30   Columbus   
31   Las Vegas   
32   Austin   
33   Milwaukee   
34   Raleigh-Durham                        JUST ANNOUNCED - May 2017
35   Salt Lake City   
36   Norfolk/Virginia Beach   
37   Nashville                                JUST ANNOUNCED - May 2017
38   Greensboro/Winston-Salem        NO IKEA
39   Louisville                                NO IKEA
40   Jacksonville   
(oh, and Memphis...)
« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 01:05:52 AM by eyehrtfood »

Offline KJP

  • Premium Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 37592
  • Rebuilding the cities that built America.
    • All Aboard Ohio
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #108 on: April 21, 2017, 07:59:27 AM »
Did the mother of IKEA's CEO die in a car crash here or something?
"Greater Cleveland is last in the country in number of jobs accessible in typical commute distance, creating a huge drag on economy and more air & water pollution."-- Vibrant NEO

Offline PoshSteve

  • 629'-Rhodes State Tower
  • *****
  • Posts: 638
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #109 on: May 18, 2017, 08:21:52 PM »
I was told today (second hand, but from a good source) that this site is still actively in play, and is the ONLY site in Cleveland Ikea is willing to build. I forget the details of it, but basically the type of wetland designation is one that the Army Corp's of Engineers does not cover, but instead is under the jurisdiction of the state. So things are going to be appealed and worked through the state.

My own thinking now: Since the state of Ohio doesn't give a SH!T about the environment, we should see Ikea here sooner or later.

Offline Urbanophile

  • 665'-Queen City Square
  • ******
  • Posts: 856
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #110 on: May 18, 2017, 10:42:31 PM »
Why the hell would they absolutely rule out the potential site in Garfield Heights? That one seems like an equally viable choice, just without the environmental concerns.

Online E Rocc

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 7637
  • Defender Of The Sprawl
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #111 on: May 19, 2017, 06:48:10 AM »
Why the hell would they absolutely rule out the potential site in Garfield Heights? That one seems like an equally viable choice, just without the environmental concerns.

There's environmental concerns as well there, just not like across the freeway.   Perhaps more importantly, there's the perception of environmental concerns.

Garfield Heights in that area is also getting a less than stellar reputation.  Brooklyn may be no worse in definable terms, but again perception carries a lot of weight in a case like this.

Brooklyn's probably got a more competent city government too.
"I mean, this man just can't be president of the US. I mean, they got this button, it's in a briefcase, he's gonna find it."
- P. J. O'Rourke

Online eyehrtfood

  • 574'-Carew Tower
  • ****
  • Posts: 473
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #112 on: May 27, 2017, 12:49:21 AM »
IKEA update: Both Raleigh-Durham and Nashville had new IKEA stores announced in the last week, alone...  Unreal.  Of the top 40 markets noted above, 37 will now have stores - and Cleveland/NEO will be the only region in the top 37 not to have one.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/05/25/ikea-nashville-announcement/345242001/

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/05/18/ikea-confirms-plans-for-2020-store-opening-at-cary.html

The one change from most recent announcement of stores/articles about/leading up to announcements - the past few years  - is a comment that it takes a long time to find a location for one of their stores (and have looked in said market for x year..- them mentioning they are still looking in CLE after years without a site)

« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 12:59:53 AM by eyehrtfood »

Offline audidave

  • 771'-Terminal Tower
  • *******
  • Posts: 1196
  • Akron skyline
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #113 on: May 27, 2017, 02:47:41 PM »
Here's a crazy idea: an ikea on the lake. Also, use it as a shipping and distribution location to other ikeas. That would be very green since it would reduce the amount of trucks driving to the stores from the east coast. Sweden is practically on the way from the current freighter line that comes into the Port of Cleveland.

Online eyehrtfood

  • 574'-Carew Tower
  • ****
  • Posts: 473
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #114 on: June 03, 2017, 08:08:16 AM »
From WKYC last night:

http://www.wkyc.com/life/shopping/northeast-ohio-ikea-prospects-remain-as-columbus-opens/445355419

The IKEA rep's language about no specific timeline or committed location in CLE is similar language with regards to "location and timeline" to what he has used in other metros just prior to store announcements... In Norfolk and Raleigh, both announced in the last year, he has used almost identical language - in published reports of IKEA rumors - within 3-4 months of store announcements. (He has other language for use when there is not a chance of a store, etc...)

Online eyehrtfood

  • 574'-Carew Tower
  • ****
  • Posts: 473
Re: Brooklyn: IKEA superstore
« Reply #115 on: June 06, 2017, 05:25:10 PM »
"IKEA focused on Cleveland..." - was supposed to open in CLE 1st per their president:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170606/with-columbus-store-ready-to-open-ikea-now-focused-on-cleveland

Remove Ads