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Poll: Are You Sad IKEA Isn't Coming to Somerville?

Some were devastated, others were glad. On Thursday, IKEA announced it wasn't planning to build a store in Somerville. What do you think?

It didn't come as a shock, but it came as a disappointment to some.

On Thursday, .

On Twitter, @msmarfinkle wrote, "I'm slightly devastated." And @midlakewinter said, "But, but … lingonberries?!"

Others took the news a different way. Another Twitter user, @randomhookup, wrote, "Didn't really want them anyway," and @wheres_laura commented, "I'll continue my tradition of never shopping there."

So, where do you stand? Are you sad IKEA isn't coming to Somerville? Were you hoping to spend your weekends assembling entire bedroom sets with a small allen wrench? Or are you glad the giant box store isn't coming to Somerville?

Vote in our poll, and feel free to leave comments.

L. Sharon-Wise July 22, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I disagree with the idea that Whole Foods is overpriced. I think the quality of their stuff is so much higher than most grocery stores that it's worth it. If, however, you can't really afford it, I've found that if you stick to the less expensive "365 house brand" items and only shop for sale items it costs about the same as a regular store. The problem is to not get tempted to buy a lot of the fabulous cheeses or pastries or other fantastic specialty items and that's really hard. I make it a point to never shop on an empty stomach! LOL!
mplo July 22, 2012 at 10:33 PM
As for the"365" brands of food, I've found that some of it is okay, but not the milk. So, I always buy the 1% Garelick...no exception, and, if I can't find it at Whole Foods, I'll go elsewhere for it.
L. Sharon-Wise July 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM
And the good thing is you can buy Garelick's everywhere! I'm also a huge Trader Joe's fan, but I don't know if their milk meets your approval! There isn't really a good place to shop in Somerville. I love Dave's Fresh Pasta and liked Kick Ass Cupcake's Dairy Bar, but it's closed. Thank goodness there are good stores so close by in Cambridge. It would be nice to spend all those food dollars in Somerville.
joan July 23, 2012 at 03:04 AM
How about a Wegman's in Assembly Square?
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