The new IKEA store opens its doors one week from today, and today the trendy Swedish furniture retailer gave the news media a tour of its huge new location on I-35 in Live Oak, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Manager Diedre Goodchild says IKEA is far more than a furniture store.
“We are about creating a better every day life for the many,” she said. “That doesn’t just mean the customers who come in to buy our products, but also the area around our store, and also the global community.”
This is the 49 IKEA store in the U.S. and the fifth in Texas.
The large Live Oak store will have several events to mark its grand opening, including prizes, special events, including gifts for the first 200 children and the first 1,000 adults in the store.
Customers can begin to line up outside the store at 5:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, February 13. Entertainment for customers waiting in line will start at 6:00 a.m. CT, followed by the grand opening ceremony at 8:15 a.m. CT. Doors will officially open at 9:00 a.m. CT. Customers can learn more about the grand opening plans and promotions at IKEA-USA.com/LiveOak or by joining the free IKEA FAMILY loyalty program.
“We are creating a better life through sustainable initiatives,” Goodchild said. “We really want to be a place where people can connect.”