Ashley Furniture HomeStore closing Carmel outpost

January 5, 2010
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The Ashley Furniture HomeStore location in Carmel will close later this month after the owner and landlord failed to come to terms on a lease renewal. Ashley locations in Greenwood and Avon will remain open, and store owner Chris Caprio says he's scouting for a new Ashley location on the north side. He said the Carmel store, which opened in 2002 at 2003 E. Greyhound Pass, will hold a liquidation sale starting Jan. 14. The Indianapolis-area stores are run by an independent affiliate of Ashley, which in 2007 passed Wal-Mart to become the top furniture and bedding retailer in the U.S.

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    While Ashely's address is Carmel it is actually in Westfield. With Construction to be completed on Keystone at 116th and Carmel Drive this year, one would hope management at Merchants Square would get creative to land Ashely
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    • No more home equity?
      Maybe all is not well in Hamilton County. Now that the "easy money" era of home equity loans is over, will empty living rooms be back in vogue in Carmel and Fishers?
    • Too Much Furniture?
      Just how much more furniture do people need, anyway?
    • Rumor
      I heard that they were being offered better lease deals near Castleton Mall in Indianapolis. They have been looking at the old Linens and Things location.
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      I have been buying my latest pieces of furniture on-line, and I recommended to everyone. You can "go" to several stores in minutes and compare them.
    • Buyer Beware
      Just went there this morning, and they were trying to sell a Dining Room set at $250 higher (even after negotiating) than one of the stores not closing (I called the other store from this store). And then after bringing this to their attention, they only offered $50 less than what I could buy it for brand new from the other Ashley store (instead of getting the showroom model from this store).

      So, if you go in... beware. If you don't think you're getting a good deal, you probably aren't. Call their Avon or Greenwood store to see what they're selling it for.
    • Great for potential customers
      Good for Ashley. Be aware that if you buy furniture there, they order it. You might get it in 4 to 6 weeks, you might not. If you are not satisfied with the time frame, color, size, there are NO REFUNDS. Case goods like bedrooms, lack protective finish on the wood, the last parts of good furniture finishing process is skipped, regardless of what they say.
    • Carmel should close
      I had a horrible experience with the General Manager at the Carmel store. They should close it or fire him...
    • bad customer service at the carmel store
      Last weekend we visited the Ashley store after receiving a flyer tht said they were closing.We went in hoping for a reasonable deal,but it was too expensive.When the lady frm their customer service asked why we didnt make a purchase tht day,we let her knw tht the prices were off the roof.She made rude comments at us.Very unkind.
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