Ikea Mania Roundup
June 17th, 2008
The Swedish big-box store Ikea opens its newest location in Red Hook, Brooklyn on Wednesday – and all of the hoopla in the city and in the press has Business Week asking: Is it an IKEA opening or a rock concert?
The New York Times looks at how the 34,600 square foot store will alter the neighborhood.
The Daily News offers a Q and A with the store manager.
Newsday interviews New Yorkers who have camped out for days hoping to get a free sofa.
The New York Sun’s architecture critic blasts the store for being nothing more than a “decorated shed.”
The Brooklyn Paper reports that Ikea has hired 17 New York City police officers to handle traffic on opening day.
The message board on the Brownstoner blog offers a host of eulogies for the pre-Ikea Red Hook.
And New York Magazine provides a simple comparison of New Jersey and Brooklyn locations (including access by public transportation and delivery fees).By Mark Berkey-Gerard on June 17, 2008, 7:59 am
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