Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Dump Wants To Furnish Your Buckhead Condo

While the announcement of its opening came last year, I have received questions from a number of readers about what is happening at the former Home Depot on Sidney Marcus, so here goes...

The Dump, a division of Virginia-Based Haynes Furniture, will open a new location in the former Home Depot on Sidney Marcus Boulevard in the coming weeks. Although the property was originally on the market for $30 million, the recent real estate collapse resulted in Home Depot seeking alternatives to letting such a valuable piece of land sit idle. The Dump is not only leasing the entire site but added approx 30,000 additional s/f to the right side of the building. I stopped by this week to have a closer look. While the exterior is still in the midst if its transformation, much of the interior changes have already been made, carpet laid, tile set. The Dump was described by a contractor on site as being "a high end outlet store for designer furniture", with merchandise priced 30-70% off retail. Thus far the on-site warehouse has been stocked with mainly Broyhill merchandise (not high-end to my mother, former furniture buyer for Davison's) but more is on the way. A soft opening is set for my birthday, February 19th, and they hope for a Grand Opening no later than March 1st. I'm not such a fan of the name, but this store definitely has potential. A special thing abut this retailer: they are only open Friday-Sunday "When you really want to shop," a move that will clearly keep labor and overhead to a minimum. It will be interesting to see how they fare with Rooms to Go not 2 miles away. ToNeTo Atlanta

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