Comments on: Total Wine Moving to The Lassiter? The Latest in Retail, Entertainment, and Development in Raleigh Mon, 24 Aug 2015 02:32:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: J Burton Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:41:39 +0000 The best thing that HT could do to strengthen their current location would be to:

1) Pedestrian walk from the other side of North Hills along with landscaping to make it feel coherent and less exposed to Six Forks & 440.

2) Install a spray park and mini-amphitheatre on their side of Six Forks.

If there was some draw to tie together the two sides, it would make a world of difference. Distance-wise, it is close enough to walk, but the buzz of Six Forks would keep potential customers on the North Hills side. To make the whole mixed use concept work, there needs to be some other draw and something to ease the access of the property by pedestrians.

By: Dana Mon, 27 Sep 2010 20:24:18 +0000 You’re wish may be coming true, Mike… ]]> By: MikeB Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:51:32 +0000 My driveway offers more parking spaces than Total Wine’s current location. I was hoping the old HT spot would go to someone like the Meat House (though I would prefer it in the Fresh Market’s old Falls Village location) but the bigger location for Total Wine does make sense. ]]> By: Daria Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:14:51 +0000 I know the parking lot in the Lassiter isn’t so great, but it might offer more spaces in front of the store for Total Wine than in its current location which would be a good thing. ]]> By: CX Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:17:56 +0000 Haven’t been to the new HT yet. If there is in fact more customer traffic at the new HT, and the more urban design (debatable) is better … then there has to be a way to make it easier for store to locate in buildings other than strip malls. If HT is struggling in North Hills, what about other stores like Food Lion. ]]> By: Dana Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:04:22 +0000 Given that they are sending $20 off $50 coupons and people in the real estate game tell me that the store is doing terribly….

I go in there about the same that I did with the Lassiter location, and see that the store has many more customers than the Lassiter did, but the costs to run the new store are extraordinarily higher – not to mention that the building didn’t come for free.

By: Subway Scoundrel Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:58:17 +0000 I read the term “disastrours” and not sure why that is used. If I may speak for myself, I shop at the new NHs HT 10 times more now than I ever did when it was at the Lassiter. I thought the parking lot in the old location was much worse than the one now. Not sure if HT agrees with me but give me the new HT anyday over the old one. ]]>