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IKEA BUSINESS Main St. Makeover

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One town. Ten small businesses. Ten real makeovers in just ten days! Get inside the winners of the ground-breaking IKEA Main St. Makeover contest. See how a group of entrepreneurs in Old Town Lansing, MI transformed their business district with the help of real IKEA designers and just $5,000 worth of IKEA furniture, each. The results are nothing short of astounding. Discover tons of useful design solutions, and see how a group of indy business owners banded together to improve their home town.

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One town. Ten small businesses. Ten real makeovers in just ten days! Get inside the winners of the ground-breaking IKEA Main St. Makeover contest. See how a group of entrepreneurs in Old Town Lansing, MI transformed their business district with the help of real IKEA designers and just $5,000 worth of IKEA furniture, each. The results are nothing short of astounding. Discover tons of useful design solutions, and see how a group of indy business owners banded together to improve their home town.

iTunes Ratings

7 Ratings
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Excellent and actually relevant!

By aubz81 - Nov 09 2008
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These episodes are great, especially since I'm a semi regular customer at almost all of the shops madeover by Ikea! Very interesting to see how all of this was done step by step!

Yay!

By HeyMisterTJ - Jul 09 2008
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I'm Trenton - I'm the designer who did Vernadine's Soulfood restaurant - awesome to see this finally made its way onto iTunes (even though I look like the ultimate douchebag in the vid) and glad you guys are enjoying it!

iTunes Ratings

7 Ratings
Average Ratings
3
3
0
0
1

Excellent and actually relevant!

By aubz81 - Nov 09 2008
Read more
These episodes are great, especially since I'm a semi regular customer at almost all of the shops madeover by Ikea! Very interesting to see how all of this was done step by step!

Yay!

By HeyMisterTJ - Jul 09 2008
Read more
I'm Trenton - I'm the designer who did Vernadine's Soulfood restaurant - awesome to see this finally made its way onto iTunes (even though I look like the ultimate douchebag in the vid) and glad you guys are enjoying it!
Cover image of IKEA BUSINESS Main St. Makeover

IKEA BUSINESS Main St. Makeover

Updated 4 days ago

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One town. Ten small businesses. Ten real makeovers in just ten days! Get inside the winners of the ground-breaking IKEA Main St. Makeover contest. See how a group of entrepreneurs in Old Town Lansing, MI transformed their business district with the help of real IKEA designers and just $5,000 worth of IKEA furniture, each. The results are nothing short of astounding. Discover tons of useful design solutions, and see how a group of indy business owners banded together to improve their home town.

Rank #1: Ep. 4 – Portable Feast and Friends

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Owner of one of Old Town Lansings best restaurants, Sharon Hind struggled with several of the IKEA design suggestions for the makeover of Portable Feast and Friends. See how a willingness to take chances and a $5,000 budget changed her restaurant from front to back.

Jun 17 2008

12mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 5 – Pablos Panaderia

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Pablo Maldonado overcame extreme obstacles to get his restaurant, Pablos Padaderia, where it is today. After his makeover, his business grew 30 percent within the first five months. Find out how some simple changes to the restaurants atmosphere gave a boost to his bottom line.

Jun 25 2008

11mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 11 – Old Town Commercial Organization

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The Old Town Commercial Association, OTCA, is a non profit dedicated to revitalizing the Old Town neighborhood of Lansing, MI. With a full time staff of two co-workers, plus a number of unpaid interns, not to mention 500 extra volunteers throughout the year, their modest facilities are stretched to the limit. Furnished with a hodgepodge of donated and found items, watch how their space transforms after receiving a new kitchenette, meeting area and office layout.

Aug 06 2008

16mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 10 – Sierra Club

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The Sierra Club is a national, nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the earth. The Michigan chapter has five full time employees, with three working from home. For an office furnished with donated furniture, it came as a quite a surprise when IKEA Creative Director Mats suggested they do a complete makeover from scratch, and a green one at that. Watch how some simple ideas turned this local chapter from a drab, unorganized office environment, to one that reflects their identity and supports the important work being done there

Aug 01 2008

11mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 3 – Elderly Instruments

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Ederly Instruments opened a small shop in 1972 and now employs 85 coworkers in a store that connects several old buildings into a sprawling paradise of stringed instruments. The challenge for IKEA was substantial, make $5,000 worth of IKEA furniture create an impact in an antique looking establishment without ruining the great old time feeling.

Jun 10 2008

16mins

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