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#201 todd

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 04:36 PM

what if we buy temporary swedish meatball production franchise rights from ikea.  open it in the old sears in a bit walmart doesn't need.  operate it with skip the dishes only using the back door so mike can't see them.  is todd in a 10-minute radius for delivery?


This post is a five minute radius from 420 so it all depends upon how fast you can don a scuba suit.

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#202 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 08:04 AM

Ikea Canada’s plan to transform its business model is not going to include opening a store in Victoria.

 

An Ikea Canada spokeswoman confirmed the company’s “global transformation” project that includes opening smaller, city-centre locations would not be on the cards for the Island.

 

 

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#203 LJ

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:54 PM

:thumbsup:  :thumbsup:


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#204 G-Man

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:00 AM

Well that is just because it wouldn't make sense with the giant regular one they are building.
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#205 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:56 AM

they should build a big floating ikea that visits coastal ports all around bc.


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#206 Mike K.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:41 AM

You can bet on an IKEA opening here at some point. I’m sure they keep telling us no just to get us to sit back down.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 08:40 AM

A typical Ikea store comes with a sprawling parking lot—in Burbank, California, for example, the lot has room for 1,700 cars. But as the company works to shrink its carbon footprint, including the pollution from customers driving to suburban stores, it’s also rethinking parking. A new seven-store building that will house an Ikea store in central Vienna, now under construction, will have zero parking spaces.

 

“The whole building is geared towards pedestrians, subway and streetcar riders, and cyclists—there is no space for cars,” the company writes in German on a store website. The location is next to a tram stop and a three-minute walk from a subway station; like other parts of the city, it’s easily accessible by bike. Anything that customers can’t easily carry away will be delivered from a new logistics center farther away (and soon, as with other Ikea stores, those deliveries will happen via electric delivery vans). “Our concept is that parking spaces are not needed, because there are no products to buy that require a car,” the website says. The company’s stores in other large cities are beginning to take similar approaches; there’s a store in Manhattan that serves solely as a showroom.

 

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The roof, which is open even at times Ikea is not, serves as a public park. The building is also surrounded by greenery as another part of its sustainability strategy. The “urban heat island” effect, the fact that cities covered in heat-absorbing concrete and asphalt tend to get hotter than the surrounding countryside, can be mitigated with plants; as Vienna deals with increasing heatwaves fueled by climate change, the city is now deliberately adding new parks and encouraging architects to incorporate cooling strategies. The Ikea building is designed with a nearly 15-foot setback on all sides to make room for balconies planted with large trees.

On all of the facades, plus the roof, there are a total of 160 trees. “That’s many more than would have been able to be planted on the site itself,” says Dunkl. 

 

 

 

we need to immediately dispatch lisa helps to vienna to investigate.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 January 2020 - 08:43 AM.

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