My love affair with Ikea is long. It waxes and it wanes, but for the most part its been a constant affection – one that started out fiery and passionate (you’ve been in my Philadelphia apartment before, the one that feels like an Ikea Showroom). It has matured into a calm reliability with time (a carefully curated mix). I’m sure we will only grow closer as I now welcome Ikea with open arms into my home state of North Carolina. Location: I-85 at City Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina
The store has been officially added to the Ikea Website, you can see it here. A map will soon be added – and I just read that 135 retailer shops will be developed in the surrounding area!
My friend John and I have been joking about taking the camper down. They are opening up the parking lot 2 full days before opening day so that people can begin lining up for the Grand Opening on February 18th. I’m really interested in going to witness this as a spectacle, and I’m afraid to admit that I’m hoping I will totally score some free stuff on the adventure. Does anyone know what they typically give away for these events?
Aside from the girlish excitement of having some accessible and affordable Swedish modernism within a short drive, I’ve grown up and I’m a homeowner now, so I’m looking forward to shopping Ikea differently. I’m ready to get down business with their Kitchen Cabinets, Sinks, Fixtures, and Closet Solutions!! I don’t know about their reliability or their quality. Any thoughts!?