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Sofa Express, 240 Forum Drive (Village at Sandhill): Feb 08   5 comments

Posted at 5:50 pm in stores

I think this is the first post I've written about a place where the doors are still open, but the writing is definitely on the wall for Sofa Express: Literally. And the writing says things like "Chapter 11 Bankruptcy" and "Store Closing Forever".

I'm not sure if this says anything about The Village At Sandhills, but this is the second place out there that I've seen close. On the other hand, the time you are most likely to get a new sofa is when you buy a new house, so it's more likely related to the housing market than Sandhills itself.

UPDATE 10 March 2010 -- Well, after being a "Haloween" store on a temporary basis, it looks like the long-term future for this space will be as another Gold's Gym:

(also added full street address to post title).

UPDATE 21 May 2010 -- Looks like this location is being used by Gold's for presale only. The actual gym will be in the neighboring former Ashley Furniture Homestore location

UPDATE 14 July 2010: Well, the presale (and temporary gym) is closed. The new Gold's in the former Ashley building is completely set up and running now, and this building is again empty.

Written by ted on February 4th, 2008

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  1. I think you're right about this closing as it relates to the housing market, but I also think that the VaS developers have not created as much of a sustainable retail destination as they think they have -- it's a nice lifestyle center concept, but there are numerous flaws in the design.

    Brian

    8 Feb 08 at 9:06 pm

  2. I personally like indoor malls better and I absolutely hate the design of the roads and traffic flow.

    Nestor

    7 May 08 at 5:28 pm

  3. I like Sandhills though I don't go there too often, but you are right about the trafic. That bit where incoming traffic doesn't stop is dangerous and confusing.

    ted

    7 May 08 at 5:32 pm

  4. Nope, as I understand it from some of the managers at Sandhills the rent is astronomical and the only reason most of the stores are there is to keep their customers loyal. Quite a few take it as a loss and use their other locations to keep the Sandhills location afloat.

    geoff

    8 May 08 at 9:24 pm

  5. i go here all the time

    Javier

    24 Sep 10 at 5:38 pm

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