Restoration Hardware on St. Paul's Grand Ave. to close

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Restoration Hardware on Grand Avenue took over the space vacated by Knowlan's grocery.

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The Galleria location has been closed for at least a couple of years.
me in st paul

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WAAAY Overpriced - not surprised they are closing
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Welcome to Obama's world of hope n change
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The town has bad demographics and is too poor to warrant an upscale retailer.
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dsb wrote:
The Galleria location has been closed for at least a couple of years.
I was just there a couple of weeks ago (in the Galleria). It does look completely different, a very dark and gloomy scheme, I did not like it at all.
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The town has bad demographics and is too poor to warrant an upscale retailer.
Yeah, because all those rich folks on Summit ave are a block off Grand which is too far to go.
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I allways wondered how they stayed in business, anyone who buys 18 dollar dish soap should be forced to drink it....

“Government breeds Poverty”

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Change we can believe in.....
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Bob the Bilderberger wrote:
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Yeah, because all those rich folks on Summit ave are a block off Grand which is too far to go.
Don't fret too much--their taxes are obscene and the image of the city hurts property valuations. Most of them are lib pretenders anyway!!
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Didn't know it was there since they were not allowed to have any signs in thier windows.
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They took their millions in Obama stimulus money and retired.
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More hope and change brought to you by The One.
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I made the mistake of enteringthat store once. They charge way too much!
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Now this after Obama cause after Obama caused that Japanese earthquake.
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Freedom Lover wrote:
I made the mistake of enteringthat store once. They charge way too much!
Don't criticize prices when they are based on the high cost to operate in that dump of a city. Not being able to pay their price doesn't mean that the higher price wasn't warranted for the product value offfered. They have a mark-up based on costs and what profit they need to support being able to stay in operation.

Business want to provide goods and services at a rate consistent with a competitive marketplace. Less choice won't bring the cost down if anyone would even want to open a store there. Bottom line: the city is hostile to all private business which is why there is so little commercial base. Total ghetto!!

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that's what happens when you overcharge people for sub-par goods. good riddance.
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Now this after Obama cause after Obama caused that Japanese earthquake.
Obama didn't cause any earthquake.

It was the teachers' unions.

“I am always right.”

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Wow, how sad.
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Isn't this Dave Thune's neighborhood/district? Seems a pro-business guy like Thune would be right on top of whatever is chasing business out of St. Paul. Maybe Thune and "Mayor" Coleman have a different vision for the city. One with low/no income shelters and government cheese pick-up centers as far as the eye can see, all conveniently connected by a spiffy light rail system. These irritating "rich" people with their own money and their darned businesses and jobs are slowing down the Democrat utopian dream!
bye bye bad buy

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I went in there one time expecting it to be a real hardware store not just overpriced fluff that people (rich, middle or poor) don't want to waste their money on.
Seriously, consider their namesake, Drawer / door hardware,$15 -$20 per drawer pull, you have got to be kidding me, you can find better values anywhere else.
Their prices and product just didn't meet the demands of the majority of todays consumer base.

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