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IKEA to inaugurate new store in Fishers, Indianapolis

Published 05 October 2017

Furnishings retailer IKEA is set to open a new store in Fishers, Indianapolis on 11 October.

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.

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. 116thStreet 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.