Modern Mix Vancouver was invited to a preview of the new IKEA (located right beside the old IKEA it is replacing) in Richmond. Catered bite-sized nibbles and drinks were served in the massive IKEA Restaurant, which is able to seat 600+ people. There was a definite, noticeable difference in size compared to the old IKEA – 334,004 square feet of space (compared to 201,285 at the old IKEA), 51 room settings (compared to 31) and nearly 2,000 parking spots, 500 of which are located under the store.
To check this out for yourself, IKEA Canada is extending an invitation for everyone to come celebrate the launch of its newest store in Richmond (3320 Jacombs Road) on April 25th. Beginning at 8:20am, take part in opening ceremony celebrations and be one of the first to experience the 1.5 km walk through the new 334,000 sq ft store. IKEA will be rewarding the first 1,000 fans in line with mystery envelopes that will offer anything from an IKEA hot dog to a $250 IKEA gift card.
The opening ceremonies will feature a flag raising ceremony with anthems and remarks from Linda Reid, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Richmond East. Magicians, face painters and jugglers will be entertaining the crowd and a traditional Lion Dotting Ceremony with Chang Performance will honour Richmond’s cultural community.