Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's de facto... Artefacto Closing In Buckhead

After a splashy opening just over three years ago, Artefacto is throwing in the towel in Buckhead. The Brazilian furniture retailer's bi-level location at Two Buckhead Plaza, with great Peachtree Road exposure, seemed the ideal location for this retailer, but apparently it just wasn't meant to be. The store's president and owner Paolo Bacchi's dream for his company to be a success in Atlanta seems to have fallen short, but South Florida on the other hand, has been successful for them. A new Aventura location will open within the next few weeks. While the Atlanta location was not meeting sales expectations, it seems that South Florida consumers have been less affected by the economic downturn. Artefacto Atlanta is currently running a sample / closeout sale with savings of up to 70%. The store is to close for good no later than mid-August. Repeat Atlanta!


Anonymous said...

Because Atlanta consumers SUCK! South Floridians actually furniture shop in places other than Rooms to Go and Havertys. And dine in places other than Moes and TGI Fridays.

Anonymous said...

Bitter much? With all of the successful furniture outlets in the city other than the ones you mentioned, your comment does not make sense. This one just couldn't survive in this market - sorry.

Reactionary said...

How about - because Atlanta retail is up to its effing gills in shops, shops, and more shops, all struggling for increasingly fragmented markets in a government-manipulated economic environment that reality is in the process of correcting?

That ever occur to ya?!

And wtf is 'Brazilian' furniture? Is that, like, Outback Steakhouse is 'Australian' food? Or how some cold cuts in a baguette cooked in a sandwich press is a 'Cuban?'

Anonymous said...

I don't know what Brazilian furniture is, I just find it frustrating that South Florida retail does so much better than ours does.