I simply cannot tell you how excited I am about this! Don't we all love IKEA???
IKEA Canada, announced today that its new 334,000 sq ft Richmond store will open on April 25, 2012. The new store will offer over 9,000 products and will showcase 51 inspirational room settings. In addition, the store will include a 600 plus seat restaurant, over 1,400 parking spaces and100 bicycle racks. The new store is located on Jacombs Road, adjacent to the current location which will be closing its doors on April 22.
In line with IKEA's policy to have a positive impact on people and the environment, the new store will incorporate many sustainable and environmental features such as geothermal installation to heat and cool part of the building, an edible rooftop garden for co-workers, as well as water storage and filtration systems that will reduce the storm water flows and volume. The iconic IKEA navigation tower will also include rain water storage capabilities and solar panels that will be used to generate electricity to light the parking lot. A separate solar thermal installation on the roof will be used to generate warm water for the restaurant.
Won't you join in the excitement and experience Canada's newest IKEA at the Grand Opening? The ceremony, starting at 7:00 a.m. April 25/12 will feature fun family entertainment and great giveaways, I hope to see you there!
For more information on IKEA, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.
Jil Sonia McDonald