We’d give them an allen key to town
Online readers are united as they embrace their flat-pack furniture on our website
WE’VE come a long way in 20 years. In those days Amart Furniture and Harvey Norman, which were both located at Park Beach Plaza, were about the only players in town for furniture.
If you wanted something “a little more fancy schmancy” you went to Park Beach Interiors for custom design.
Fast forward to today and the Coffs Coast is no longer a poor country cousin when it comes to shopping for homewares.
Big ticket items and beautiful homewares are available at a mix of national and local stores including Fantastic Furniture, Early Settler, Freedom, McLeods, Forty Winks, Vast Interior, Bisque Interiors and Humble Home to name just a few.
This begs the question – is the Coffs Coast ready for more decorating/furnishing stores? And if so, which ones?
We asked our online readers and received huge traffic.
While votes for Myer and comments about the lack of a department store caused some discussion, and giant direct-to-the-public warehouse Costco racked up quite a few excited votes, this was a one horse race. Ikea was the winner. Thousands of readers are just hanging for the signature blue and gold building of this Swedish homewares success story to appear on the Coffs Coast.
Readers shared stories of driving five hours to the Logan store in Queensland, either as a detour on a family holiday or as the sole destination on a homeware shopping bonanza.
It seems we love Ikea. Every time a building becomes vacant rumours ramp up that Ikea is coming.
Ikea has yet to respond to our email, which included copies of all your comments.
Maybe a mini Ikea with a showroom and some product where you can order. — Skye Garrett
GREAT IKEA: The blue and gold gets readers excited