OK I finally got a chance to visit Costco's new store...Costco Home. They are test marketing the concept here. They have alot of custom order stuff, California Closets and custom iron doors for example. Most of the inventory is furniture for every room in the house and set up in rooms. My favorite item that I would never own....a 10-12' tall entertainment center that pops up a plasma TV for a friendly price of $12K. All in all I loved the place, but I do like Costco already.
Across the street, Jennifer's Convertibles (crappy small furniture chain here) is closing their doors two weeks after opening. I wonder if the nearby Levitz is feeling the squeeze?