Doors don't open until Wednesday at 9am.
Is it really as good as waiting in line to see Star Wars or buy an iPhone? (No,no,no!)
The first 35 get an Ektorp Sofa. Only 17 spots left... Take Aaron's tour of the new store here and save yourself the wait. All info below the jump....
WHAT: IKEA Brooklyn officially opens its doors to the public
on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at 9:00 a.m., but nearly 20 persons
already are waiting at the front doors with sleeping bags and tents as
of 11:00 a.m. this morning Monday, June 16.
The first 35 adults in line at IKEA Brooklyn will receive a free
EKTORP sofa, the next 100 adults in line will receive a free POÄNG
armchair and the 1st 100 children at the grand opening will receive a
free FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy. Other prizes will be given away,
including thousands of dollars in IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to
$250, as well as vouchers for a free cinnamon bun, hotdog or frozen
DATE: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
TIME: Music, entertainment and giveaways
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
for customers in line
Flag raisings, remarks, log-sawing 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Doors of IKEA Brooklyn open 9:00 a.m.
o IKEA North America president Pernille Lopez and local officials
will join IKEA Brooklyn store manager Mike Baker in a ceremony
welcoming the community with a traditional Swedish log-sawing,
bringing good luck to the new home and its future visitors.
o Other state and local officials scheduled to attend include New
York City Councilwoman Sara Gonzales who will raise the U.S. flag;
Swedish Consul to the U.S. Ulf Hjertonsson who will raise the Swedish
flag; and Red Hook community leaders who will raise the New York flag.
WHERE: IKEA Brooklyn
One Beard Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(along the Erie Basin waterfront in Red Hook, south of the BQE/Gowanus
Expressway and southeast of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel)