Brace yourself: IKEA set to open July 25
It's the moment we've all been waiting for! Or not? The IKEA Grand Opening is fast approaching. To prepare, the Port of Portland has even issued a traffic advisory and has prepared an IKEA traffic flow plan. IKEA has been billed as the big-box that even Portlanders love. Today's Oregonian tells us to brace ourselves for the traffic nightmare that this grand opening will bring.
According to all accounts, the store format will be the same as all the other 30 IKEAs in the US. Another fun thing to look forward to will be the big bright and primary playroom where the kids can play while the adults wander through the maze of staged room after staged room. We'll all be hungry after all that bouncing and playing (the kids) or shopping and hauling DIY furniture (the mamas & the papas), that we'll soon end up in the IKEA cafeteria, where we'll have 50 cent Swedish meatballs and other Swedish delicacies in true IKEA frugal fashion. Kids will have bright red tables and yellow chairs, they will love their kiddie food trays and utensils. It will be fun, won't it?
Opening July 25! Please bring your family for a morning of fun and festivities July 25. Entertainment begins at 6:00 am, doors will open at 9:00 am. July 26-29 Store & Restaurant open at 10:00 am.
6:00 am? Will that be you waiting at the door? That's mighty, mighty early.... but in case you'd like an earlier start:
Air out your camping gear! Customers can begin lining up at IKEA Portland at 9:00 AM on Monday morning, July 23, 2007 - in advance of our July 25 opening. We are going to be doing something special for everyone on opening morning so you do not have to be the first, second, or third customer* in line to share the fun.
* There will be no specific prize given to just the first, second, or third customer in line.