IKEA Fishers to Welcome Shoppers October 11 Marking the 45th Store in the U.S.
IKEA Fishers to Welcome Shoppers October 11 Marking the 45 th Store in the U.S.
IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that when its Indianapolis-area store opens on October 11 in Fishers, Indiana, it will recognize loyal, enthusiastic customers by giving away thousands of dollars in gift cards and merchandise – including an iconic EKTORP sofa for each of the first 45 adults in line, and a POÄNG armchair for the next 100 . Other highlights include a free mattress for the first 45 adults on Thursday, October 12 and a free 4-piece cookware set for the first 45 on Friday, October 13. Customers may begin lining up at 9 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 9 – 48 hours before the store’s opening at 9 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 11. Fishers, IN Mayor Scott Fadness, IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson and store manager Holly Davidson will officially open the store.
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IKEA Fishers to welcome shoppers on October 11 marking the 45th store in the U.S. (Photo: Business Wire)
IKEA Fishers is the Swedish company’s first store and restaurant destination in Indiana, 45th in the United States, and 408th worldwide. The 289,000-square-foot future IKEA Fishers, with its 1,000 parking spaces, was built on 35 acres along the eastern side of Interstate 69, just south of the E. 116th Street exit. The store reflects the unique architectural design for which IKEA is known worldwide, and includes one of Indiana’s largest solar rooftops, consistent with the solar presence at 90% of IKEA U.S. locations – as well as three electric vehicle charging stations.
The October 11 ceremony also will include State Representative Todd Huston raising the U.S. flag, Honorary Swedish Vice Consul Anna Engstrom Patel raising the Swedish flag and State Senator Victoria Spartz raising the state flag of Indiana. Individual store coworkers will sing the respective American and Swedish national anthems, and “America the Beautiful” prior to the opening remarks. Entertainment for customers waiting in line will begin at 6 a.m. EDT on opening day. “Just as the IKEA store concept will introduce a new way of shopping for the home, we want customers waiting in line to visit our store to enjoy the unique experience too,” said Holly Davidson, IKEA Fishers store manager. Store visitors will have opportunities to enjoy benefits from the grand opening of IKEA Fishers, including:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017