I love Tuesdays because:
a) it’s not Monday, and
Not to be confused with Taco Tuesdays (which are a big thing among my kids and their friends!), #TexasTuesdays for us are all about Nebraska Furniture Mart’s huge new store opening soon in Texas.
And when we say huge, we mean it. It will be America’s Largest Home Furnishings store, with 550,000 square feet of showroom space for furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics. The warehouse is more than 22 football fields in size.
Most Berkshire Hathaway shareholders who have been to Omaha have visited Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Omaha location and know just how enormous it is. The Texas store is even bigger.
So each Tuesday, our friends (and Berkshire Hathaway family) at Nebraska Furniture Mart have Texas Tuesday where they give a sneak peek of the Texas store. The last few weeks have featured GoPro tours of the store.
You can see it will be impressive. Warren Buffett certainly thinks so. He has said he expects that all three stores (Omaha, Kansas City and Dallas/Fort Worth) will do a combined $1 billion in sales annually.
While NFM Texas hasn’t set an official opening date yet, Mr. Buffett will be there on April 8 to speak at a cancer fundraiser. The store has been having a soft open, inviting bloggers, journalists and others into the store for a sneak peek and some shopping.
And welcome, NFM Texas, to the Berkshire family. We hope to hike your showroom soon!