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Pete
06-12-2014, 03:31 PM
On the heels of the WinCo announcement, we have also learned that Garden Ridge is planning to open their new concept called At Home in the same area. The 19th & I-35 area of Moore is beginning to rival Memorial Road in North OKC when it comes to big box retailers.



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Garden Ridge has already converted some of their stores to this format, which features more textiles, rugs and "soft" home furnishings. However, this will be one of the first At Home stores built from the ground up.

Will be about 80,000 to 100,000 square feet.



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bchris02
06-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Do you know if Garden Ridge will be closing its existing store over at Portland and I-40 or will this be an entirely different concept?

Pete
06-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Do you know if Garden Ridge will be closing its existing store over at Portland and I-40 or will this be an entirely different concept?

Why would they close their store on MacArthur? That's a very long way from this store.

They may convert it at some point to At Home but I'm sure it won't be closed.

jn1780
06-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Took them long enough to build a new store.

Plutonic Panda
06-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Looks like this will be their first store in Oklahoma, as far as the "At Home" concept goes.

Pete
06-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Looks like this will be their first store in Oklahoma, as far as the "At Home" concept goes.

That's correct, although I'm not sure of the timing.

I suspect this will be announced and work will start soon.

Easy180
06-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Moore is on a roll...Really reeling in some quality places to shop

bluedogok
06-12-2014, 09:56 PM
We have been to the at Home store in North Denver (Westminster or Thornton) and it is more in line with what the concept of Garden Ridge was at the start, my wife liked it. She quit going to Garden Ridge in Austin when it became pretty much a "Bigger Lots" store.

Plutonic Panda
06-12-2014, 10:35 PM
I'm pretty sure this is where Costco would put one of their first locations as well.

LakeEffect
06-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Why would they close their store on MacArthur? That's a very long way from this store.

They may convert it at some point to At Home but I'm sure it won't be closed.

I noticed that the current Garden Ridge has a sign on its door saying "Garden Ridge is now At Home"... that was about 2 weeks ago, I believe.

Tavia
06-13-2014, 08:26 AM
I'm excited!

lasomeday
06-13-2014, 08:31 AM
They really should get rid of the Garden Ridge concept. They have let it run down so much in the last 5 years. They used to have great kitchen supplies, frames, and other things. Now they have cheap crap. They used to be packed and now they barely have anyone in there.

jn1780
06-13-2014, 09:25 AM
I noticed that the current Garden Ridge has a sign on its door saying "Garden Ridge is now At Home"... that was about 2 weeks ago, I believe.

So really their probably just going to be rebranding all their stores at some point.

bluedogok
06-13-2014, 08:57 PM
So really their probably just going to be rebranding all their stores at some point.
My wife saw an article awhile back about how Garden Ridge had new management and they were changing the stores into more of what they used to be. Seems to me that they kind of went the JCPenney route of complete rebranding and then I guess they fired the Big Lots rejects to go back.

Zuplar
06-14-2014, 09:15 AM
I noticed that the current Garden Ridge has a sign on its door saying "Garden Ridge is now At Home"... that was about 2 weeks ago, I believe.

We were there a little over a week ago and they had already started painting and remodeling. This store is definitely not going anywhere. They were handing out fliers and the employee made a comment that there is probably going to be some better quality of stuff there too.

Larry OKC
06-16-2014, 03:54 PM
May start shopping there again...used to be about a once a month thing for me (or more) then when things kept declining, more of a once a year (if that)...can't tell ya the last time I was in there

Roger S
06-17-2014, 06:55 AM
May start shopping there again...used to be about a once a month thing for me (or more) then when things kept declining, more of a once a year (if that)...can't tell ya the last time I was in there

We usually go the couple of weeks after Christmas... Between Hobby Lobby and Garden Ridge we haven't paid full price for Christmas decorations in years. Even our $400 tree only cost us $80.

MadMonk
06-17-2014, 08:15 AM
Garden Ridge is a great place for outdoor patio furniture cushions. Best selection of any place in the city. Great selection of bar stools too. Other than that, I haven't really shopped there in a while. This change to At Home looks to be for the better.

Plutonic Panda
08-22-2014, 09:06 AM
any updates on this?

Plutonic Panda
11-16-2014, 11:19 PM
Has construction started on this yet?

Mike_M
11-17-2014, 07:43 AM
The Garden Ridge on MacArthur and I-40 changed a few months ago. The outside looks nicer but the inside is pretty much the exact same.

Bill Robertson
11-17-2014, 08:57 AM
The Garden Ridge on MacArthur and I-40 changed a few months ago. The outside looks nicer but the inside is pretty much the exact same.That's exactly what I saw too.

bhawes
12-04-2014, 04:59 PM
This may put Hemisphere out of business when they open.

Easy180
12-04-2014, 05:23 PM
This may put Hemisphere out of business when they open.

It won't take much. You ever seen more than 5 cars in the Hemispheres lot?

Guess there isn't a huge demand for $4,000 water fountains

bluedogok
12-04-2014, 10:34 PM
They are different markets, more like a cross between Hobby Lobby decorations and Big Lots Furniture. Not a threat to Hemispheres and I am not a fan of the "style" of stuff they have at Hemispheres. It doesn't take a lot of traffic when you have the prices that Hemispheres has, one sale could be a day of sales of At Home.

Dustin
12-04-2014, 11:14 PM
Guess there isn't a huge demand for $4,000 water fountains

Made in China.

Plutonic Panda
02-16-2016, 11:16 PM
The Moore location is still on and about to start construction according to Moore Daily: News | The Moore Daily (http://www.themooredaily.com/news/another-wave-of-new-businesses-headed-to-town)

RedSoxFan
02-17-2016, 09:23 AM
I think the map is incorrect. The At Home store is going in where it says "Winco".

Roger S
02-17-2016, 09:27 AM
I think the map is incorrect. The At Home store is going in where it says "Winco".

Yeah... I've been wondering about that myself watching that building going up to the east of the fitness center.... Although the At Home signs are up in front of the lot that's highlighted.

seaofchange
02-24-2016, 04:15 PM
The At Home store is actually directly north of where the Winco is on the above map. It is directly south of where 17th Street now dead-ends at Janeway, and is on land that was previously part of Royal Park. I think Winco is actually going in over by 35 West, eventually.

baralheia
02-25-2016, 10:33 AM
I have updated and corrected the location map.

Tritone
02-29-2016, 07:52 PM
We've been to the store on MacArthur a couple times. The staff was helpful and the store was clean but seemed a bit cluttered. Over all they were good experiences. You know, to me the sign seems to say "ath me." Ath me what?

Pete
03-01-2016, 11:20 AM
They have a pretty amazing selection of home decor items like rugs, pillows and accessories.

Thomas Vu
03-01-2016, 11:26 PM
They have a pretty amazing selection of home decor items like rugs, pillows and accessories.

I haven't been in the building since the name change, but didn't Garden Ridge have that too?

Pete
10-03-2019, 12:32 PM
At Home planning North OKC store (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=667-At-Home-planning-North-OKC-store)

At Home is planning to take nearly 120,000 of vacant retail space near Quail Springs Mall.


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The home decor products store currently has three locations in Oklahoma: 701 S. MacArthur in Oklahoma City, SW 19th in Moore and another in Tulsa.

Formerly known as Garden Ridge, the big-box retailer is headquartered in Plano, Texas and currently operates over 200 stores in 39 states. The company had previously announced an aggressive expansion plan that would ultimately add 400 stores to the chain.


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The new location was formerly occupied by Hobby Lobby and Toys R Us as well as Red Rock Fitness & Training. Hobby Lobby recently moved to a new space directly to the south along Memorial Road and Toys R Us went out of business nationwide.

At Home filed a $4.6 million permit application which would absorb a large amount of retail vacancy in the north sector of town.


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OkiePoke
10-03-2019, 01:00 PM
I'm glad they found a way to utilize all the empty buildings in this area.

Pete
01-23-2020, 09:02 AM
Work has started:

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Pete
01-24-2020, 06:26 AM
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03-25-2020, 07:30 AM
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Jettmiester
05-30-2020, 03:05 PM
Went by there today. Guess At Home pulled out and called it quits. Available signs are up and all Coming Soon At Home signs removed.

jbkrems
05-30-2020, 03:23 PM
Have the other At Home stores closed as well, or just the North OKC project been pulled?

Jettmiester
05-31-2020, 08:59 AM
Have the other At Home stores closed as well, or just the North OKC project been pulled?

All locations are currently open.

scottk
05-31-2020, 09:21 AM
Went by there today. Guess At Home pulled out and called it quits. Available signs are up and all Coming Soon At Home signs removed.

How far did they get with combining the three buildings into one? At this point, what else could that space be repurposed to? Retail? Full Service Grocery? The empty Hemisphere's space to the north and vacant "The Market" to the west of Quail Springs doesn't help.

With everything else around Quail Springs, there isn't much left that isn't already there or a few red stoplights away in Edmond. (TJ Maxx, Academy, Home Goods, Kohls, Bed Bath Beyond, SteinMart, Crest)

The only winner in all of this, the Hobby Lobby store that moved from this location to the old Gordman's to the south.

Pete
05-31-2020, 11:46 AM
That space is not showing as available on the owner's website.

There are a couple of smaller spaces in the same center that are for lease. Even though work has stopped, the construction fence is still up.

It could simply be that At Home is pausing for now and hasn't completely killed this location.

scottk
05-31-2020, 02:42 PM
It could simply be that At Home is pausing for now and hasn't completely killed this location.

Fingers crossed. Hope they decide to continue the build out and open. Given the current economic climate, it's understandable to pause, but demand hopefully will pick back up.

PaddyShack
06-01-2020, 01:37 PM
How far did they get with combining the three buildings into one? At this point, what else could that space be repurposed to? Retail? Full Service Grocery? The empty Hemisphere's space to the north and vacant "The Market" to the west of Quail Springs doesn't help.

With everything else around Quail Springs, there isn't much left that isn't already there or a few red stoplights away in Edmond. (TJ Maxx, Academy, Home Goods, Kohls, Bed Bath Beyond, SteinMart, Crest)

The only winner in all of this, the Hobby Lobby store that moved from this location to the old Gordman's to the south.

Life Church loves these types of buildings!! Haha

jn1780
06-01-2020, 03:49 PM
May be a long pause since they made the effort to paint everything including the temporary plywood white.

Pete
06-01-2020, 03:54 PM
It could be completely dead but hoping not. That's a huge hole.

mgharfeh
11-29-2020, 12:47 PM
It looks like some work may have resumed at the memorial location and the “for lease” sign is gone. Is At Home back on or did something else take over?

Pete
11-29-2020, 01:25 PM
^

I believe At Home is back on.

I'll get out there and see what I can confirm.

bombermwc
12-02-2020, 06:41 AM
People up there love to say its such an important corridor and where all the new businesses should build. If that's the case, why is there so much empty space up there then?

PaddyShack
12-02-2020, 07:10 AM
This is purely anecdotal, but whenever I am in the area and enter any of the numerous businesses, it seems relatively quiet in the stores compared to the amount of cars you see driving throughout the area. Maybe I just happen to go at the right times to not have to deal with crowds, or there just is really that much traffic flowing through here. Note this observation was from before the COVID era.

Pete
12-02-2020, 07:19 AM
People up there love to say its such an important corridor and where all the new businesses should build. If that's the case, why is there so much empty space up there then?

What empty space?

This property is the only large vacancy and it will soon be filled.

There are millions of occupied square feet in the Memorial corridor.

scottk
12-02-2020, 05:37 PM
What empty space?

This property is the only large vacancy and it will soon be filled.

There are millions of occupied square feet in the Memorial corridor.

While the corridor is generally healthy there are a few large areas that are empty:

Old Hemisphere's location behind Home Depot

A handful of storefronts inside Quail Springs Mall , but it appears this is being addressed as the mall shifts to a Family Entertainment and Shopping Destination

Old "The Market" on the west side of the mall.

Isn't Platt College by Barnes and Noble also empty?

The old Sears location outside the mall by High Five Media.

Pete
12-02-2020, 05:49 PM
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Hemisphere is the only one of note and they closed ALL their stores, not just that one. As far as I can tell, Hobby Lobby isn't even trying to sell or lease it.

And no, that Barnes & Noble is not closed and I don't think Platt College is either.

Considering the millions of occupied square feet, percentage-wise the vacancy rate in the Memorial corridor is very, very low.

Plutonic Panda
12-02-2020, 06:26 PM
Memorial corridor is an extremely important corridor and one of the busiest in the city. Anyone who suggest otherwise is either ignorant or wants to believe it regardless of reality. Either way, I can’t believe how packed Memorial road and even the Kilpatrick turnpike has been getting.

SEMIweather
12-03-2020, 05:51 PM
Memorial corridor is an extremely important corridor and one of the busiest in the city. Anyone who suggest otherwise is either ignorant or wants to believe it regardless of reality. Either way, I can’t believe how packed Memorial road and even the Kilpatrick turnpike has been getting.

Wouldn't be surprised if there's commercial development clear out to the curve at County Line Road in a decade or two, especially given Paycom's location. Heck, you could probably manage it all the way around and down to the NW Expressway interchange someday, provided you added in some new frontage roads and exits.

Plutonic Panda
12-03-2020, 06:09 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if there's commercial development clear out to the curve at County Line Road in a decade or two, especially given Paycom's location. Heck, you could probably manage it all the way around and down to the NW Expressway interchange someday, provided you added in some new frontage roads and exits.
ROW really needs to be preserved for multiple new freeways in NW OKC metro. Eventually a new loop paralleling Kilpatrick will be needed in a few decades. NWE should be converted to a freeway or made to be with a full freeway to freeway interchange at Kilpatrick. I suspect in a decade or two the Kilpatrick will be packed with developments all the way to I-40. Exciting stuff! Lots of growth happening but will the city be proactive to build infrastructure or not. They aren’t doing much so far.

Pete
12-09-2020, 06:26 AM
It certainly appears as though At Home is back on track at Memorial & Penn; workers on site working away:

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barrettd
01-28-2021, 06:13 AM
Drove by the other day, and there's signage on the building, so certainly seems like it's happening! Very happy about this.