ʻO kēia kahi kiʻi o kahi kūlanakauhale waiwai ma US31 Hema kokoke i kahi aʻu e noho ai ma Greenwood. E nānā i nā ʻeli drab ... ʻaʻohe puka aniani, aniani weliweli, nā pōhaku paʻa a pau… ʻaʻole maikaʻi loa. E kala mai iaʻu no nā kiʻi, haʻalele lākou i kaʻu kelepona.
That is, until Ashley's Furniture moved in across the street. Very nice place – used to be a sports store. Ashley's has great prices and the store is simply amazing… including the Playstation consoles for your kids to play, the huge projection TV for the husband to play… and even a snack bar with free cookies and coffee.
No laila he aha ke kūlanakauhale nui e hana ai? ʻĀ, hoʻomaka lākou i ka ʻoki ʻana i ke kihi o ka hale kūʻai a hana hou iā ia me nā puka aniani ākea e ʻike i nā mea o loko.
And then they make sure that some of those windows face Ashley's:
Akā ʻāpana kūʻē? Oui. They actually sold a plot of land in the parking lot where a new building sits, that TOTALLY blocks the view of Ashley's from the main highway.
Wow. Now that's a retail war! I guess they weren't kidding when they said “Location, Location, Location!”. By the way, I think Ashley's may have rubbed it in a little with that HUGE #1 sign. 🙂