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World's Largest Patio Chair Attracts Attention

May 11, 2009

Things to do to attract attention can be colorful, fun or just plain BIG!!!

That is just what Sunnyland Furniture in Dallas did recently, when they positioned the

World’s Largest Patio Chair in the front of their store. Reports and tips were sent in to RoadsideAmerica.com visitors, talking about this amazing chair.

Sunnyland Furniture
asked,” Are you feeling fat? Feeling old? Well friend, mosey on over to Sunnyland Furniture in Dallas. Climb up in the ample seat of the world’s largest patio chair and feel small and childlike.”

World’s Largest Patio Chair:
Address: Dallas, TX
Directions: Promotional item for patio furniture store. NW corner of Coit Road and Spring Valley in Dallas.
Admission: Free.
Hours: M-Sat 9-6, Sun 12-5.

Sunnyland Furniture in Dallas has employed the same marketing technique that many other small businesses have around the country in order to survive these tough times – turning their business into a roadside attraction.

Outside Sunnyland stands the unofficial world’s largest patio chair, which measures more than seven feet tall.

Chair curator Brad Schweig says having the giant piece of furniture has improved business and keeps people coming back to the store.

He says, “It makes us stand out. People drive by and see the chair and stop. Then when they need furniture they remember us and come back.”

Though he’s received many big offers for the chair, Schweig says they’ll never part with it because it’s what keeps Sunnyland thriving.

What are you doing to attract roadside attention? Share your ideas here, write a comment.

These are my outside views…Marcia Blake