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Old Posted Mar 5, 2011, 8:27 PM
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Ikea Burlington

It looks like they are getting a new mega sized Ikea in Burlington.

I can't imagine trying to navigate through any store this size. Anyone who has tried to get around the current store will know what I am talking about. The new store is going to be 70% bigger.

I also had to laugh about Ikea being the biggest tourist draw in Halton region. It's not saying much for the region when a department store is it's biggest tourist attraction.

Here's a link to the article in the Spectator:
http://www.thespec.com/news/local/ar...-60m-expansion
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2011, 9:01 PM
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It looks like they are getting a new mega sized Ikea in Burlington.

I can't imagine trying to navigate through any store this size. Anyone who has tried to get around the current store will know what I am talking about. The new store is going to be 70% bigger.

I also had to laugh about Ikea being the biggest tourist draw in Halton region. It's not saying much for the region when a department store is it's biggest tourist attraction.

Here's a link to the article in the Spectator:
http://www.thespec.com/news/local/ar...-60m-expansion
Harrods and Macy's are among the most-visited tourist destinations in London and New York City, respectively (I have seen references to top three for each).
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2011, 9:07 PM
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You really can't compare Harrods and Macy's in New York City with IKEA. Come on... it's IKEA.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2011, 9:14 PM
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Harrods and Macy's are among the most-visited tourist destinations in London and New York City, respectively (I have seen references to top three for each).
I understand what you are saying, but those two stores are in more urban locations, with huge numbers of tourists that visit those cities for reasons other than visiting those stores.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2011, 11:16 PM
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You can look at things however you like. I doubt that many, if any, of the people visiting IKEA consider themselves as tourists.

The fact that a ton of people come to the IKEA store from outside of Burlington/Halton should not really take away anything from Burlington/Halton. It's not really a bad thing --- it's just strange when these visitors are framed as tourists.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 12:37 AM
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I wonder what's going to happen to the old Ikea when the new one is built.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 2:34 AM
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I wonder what's going to happen to the old Ikea when the new one is built.
New SuperTarget? =P
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 3:14 AM
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I first visited the Burlington IKEA last week. Didn't like it at all. Too crowded, and the furniture is just like it was 20 years ago when I couldn't afford IKEA (now I am much better off, and find IKEA just swedish for shitty furniture).
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 3:14 AM
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You can look at things however you like. I doubt that many, if any, of the people visiting IKEA consider themselves as tourists.

The fact that a ton of people come to the IKEA store from outside of Burlington/Halton should not really take away anything from Burlington/Halton. It's not really a bad thing --- it's just strange when these visitors are framed as tourists.
Whatever. Blah, Blah, Blah.
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2011, 7:34 PM
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It used to be good, when Ikea stuff was still inexpensive and relatively good prices for the quality. Now it is junk and over-priced. They are good at showcasing the rooms. But you'll find better stuff in the basement Liquidation World of Eaton Center.
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