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IKEA grand opening in Las Vegas a week away

Posted at 6:34 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 10:40:30-04

IKEA is opening its Las Vegas store at 9 a.m. May 18 in the southwest part of the valley.

The store is 351,000 square feet and on 26 acres along the 215 Beltway at Durango Drive, near Sunset Road. The highly-anticipated store comes with hundreds of new jobs.
"We have 43 room settings and 3 homes and 351,000 square feet with a restaurant and a bistro. There are so many things to offer. It's family friendly. It's almost like an amusement park feeling," IKEA store manager Amy Jenson said.
This is not just the first IKEA in Las Vegas; this is the first store to open in all of Nevada.
To celebrate the grand opening, IKEA will be offering giveaways and specials!


May 11-15: Open house from 1 to 8 p.m. at Downtown Container Park (chance for future customers to become familiar with products)

May 14: Sneak preview shopping day for Family (loyalty program) members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 to 6 p.m. May 14. Reservations required.

May 16: Customers can start lining up for the grand opening on May 18

May 18: Doors open at 9 a.m. Opening day activities begin at 6 a.m.

Opening day activities include a German wheel performer, showgirls, live bands and stilt walkers. There may also be giveaways and promotions although no information about such has been released. However, that has been standard practice at previous IKEA openings.

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The Swedish and American flags will also be raised during a formal flag raising ceremony and the store's 300 employees will sing "Star Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful."

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There will also be a log-sawing rather than the traditional ribbon cutting.

Grand opening celebrations will continue through the weekend with roaming entertainers throughout the store.


First 42 adults in line on May 18 will receive a free Ektorp three-seat sofa (value $399)
Next 100 adults will receive a free Poang armchaire (value $79)
First 100 children in line will receive a free Famnig heart-shaped soft toy (value $4.99)
First 2.500 adults will receive a random prize envelope with IKEA gift cards ranging from $10 to $250 or a food voucher
First 100 adults bringing proof their birthday is the same as the store's will receive a gift card for $42
On May 19, the first 42 adults will receive a free queen-sized Haugesund mattress

In addition, there will be a drawing to win one of ten $1,000 IKEA gift cards.


Located on 26 acres near Durango Drive and 215 beltway
42nd store in the United States
More than 300 store locations in 40 countries
1st store in Nevada
10,000 items for sale
Billy Bookcase is most popular item
351,000 square feet
1,300 parking spaces
450-seat restaurant
150 million of their signature Swedish meatballs were sold in 2012


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