April 13, 2006


The Asian cousin of lifestyle retailer Pottery Barn will open in the old Woodies building. West Elm will open a 37,000 SF store next to H & M, the WaBizJour reports.

This is a good thing. More shoppers downtown, bringing more life on weekends and evenings etc. Good for the restaurant trade. Better for tax revenue. Imagine how much taxable revenue a furniture store must generate. A store that size probably has revenues of more than 100K over a weekend. OK West Elm not local, but national chains control much of the furniture retail biz these days.

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