Las Vegas IKEA to open in grand fashion; furniture, gift certificate giveaways

Pictured is IKEA Las Vegas, Nevada's first IKEA and the United States's 42nd IKEA home furnishing retailer. Las Vegas, May, 2016 | Photo courtesy of IKEA-USA, St. George News

LAS VEGAS — The unique shopping experience found at IKEA, a world leader in the retail home furnishing industry, is getting closer to Southern Utah as Las Vegas is set to open its first location Wednesday in grand style.

Located at 6500 IKEA Way in Las Vegas the grand opening of the new store will feature furniture, food and gift certificate giveaways plus Nevada state and international dignitaries, IKEA representatives, entertainment, a fun, family-friendly shopping experience and the irresistible smell of cinnamon rolls as customers tour the 351,000-square-foot store.

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, announced that when its Las Vegas store opens Wednesday, it will recognize loyal, enthusiastic customers by giving away thousands of dollars in gift cards and merchandise  including an iconic EKTORP sofa for each of the first 42 adults in line, and a POANG armchair for the next 100 visitors. Other highlights include a free mattress for the first 42 on Thursday and free monthly meatball meals for a year to the first 42 on Friday.

Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Swedish Embassy Göran Lithell will join IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson and store manager Amy Jensen in the official opening of the new store.

IKEA Las Vegas is the Swedish company’s first store and restaurant destination in Nevada, 42nd in the United States and 385th worldwide. The 351,000-square-foot future IKEA Las Vegas store, with 1,300 parking spaces, was built on 26 acres along the northern side of the Interstate 215 Beltway at South Durango Drive, near Sunset Road. The store will reflect the unique architectural design for which IKEA is known worldwide, and host Nevada’s largest single-use retail rooftop solar array, consistent with the solar presence at 90 percent of its United States locations.

Wednesday’s ceremony also will include State Sen. Becky Harris raising the U.S. flag, Honorary Swedish Consul for Nevada Lena Walther raising the Swedish flag, and State Assemblyman David Gardner raising the state flag of Nevada. Individual store coworkers will sing the respective American and Swedish national anthems and “America the Beautiful,” and a sign language interpreter will accompany opening remarks. Entertainment for customers waiting in line will begin at 6 a.m. PDT 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 Amy Jensen, IKEA Las Vegas store manager.

Store visitors will have opportunities to enjoy benefits from the grand opening of IKEA Las Vegas, including:


  • Rest Assured  The first 42 adults (18 and older) in IKEA Las Vegas on Wednesday will receive a free EKTORP three-seat sofa, honoring our 42nd U.S. store
  • Take a Seat (And We Mean Take It!)  The next 100 adults (18 and older) in IKEA Las Vegas on Wednesday will receive a free POÄNG armchair
  • For the (Truly) Young at Heart  The first 100 children (17 and younger) in IKEA Las Vegas on Wednesday will receive a free FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy
  • Pick a Card, Any Card  The first 2,500 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Las Vegas on Wednesday will receive a random prize envelope with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a “Buy One, Get One Free” cinnamon bun, hotdog or soft-serve frozen yogurt voucher
  • Happy Birthday to You and Us — The first 100 adults (18 and older) bringing proof to IKEA Las Vegas on Wednesday that their birthday is the same as the store’s can receive a gift card in the amount of $42, a tie-in corresponding to IKEA Las Vegas as the 42nd IKEA store in the U.S.
  • Enter our Home, Enter to Win  From Wednesday through Sunday, visitors to IKEA Las Vegas may enter a drawing to win one of ten $1,000 IKEA Gift Cards through the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program. IKEA is matching the prizes (a total of $10,000) with a donation to After-School All-Stars, a local organization building the confidence and self-esteem of at-risk youth


  • Sleep Like Royalty  The first 42 adults (18 and older) in IKEA Las Vegas on Thursday will receive a free queen-sized HAUGESUND mattress
  • Take it Easy  The next 100 adults (18 and older) in IKEA Las Vegas on Thursday will receive free warehouse picking and Zone 1 home delivery for purchases on that day


  • Meatballs for a Year  The first 42 adults (one per immediate family) in IKEA Las Vegas on Friday will receive a voucher for a monthly meatball meal for a family of four at IKEA Las Vegas’ Restaurant through next year, expiring on May 19, 2017
  • It’s in the Bag!  The next 100 adults (18 and older) in IKEA Las Vegas on Friday will receive freezer bags filled with five different Swedish meals, complete with beverages and desserts, from the store’s Swedish Food Market
  • A Cold Sweet-ish Treat  The first 100 children (17 and under) in IKEA Las Vegas on Friday will receive a voucher for a soft-serve frozen yogurt available that day at IKEA Las Vegas’ Exit Bistro


  • Play Big If You’re Little  Balloon artists, entertainment and face painting will enhance the family-friendly fun at IKEA Las Vegas Wednesday through Sunday

IKEA Las Vegas is a fun day out for the family with:

  • Småland, a supervised children’s play area (for children 37”-54” in height) that replicates the look of a typical Swedish farmhouse and forest
  • Additional play areas throughout the store, offering activities for kids shopping with parents
  • A “Children’s IKEA” area in the Showroom that also offers fun, interactive play
  • Attention-to-detail amenities such as family-friendly parking, strollers and baby care rooms

No shopping on an empty stomach at IKEA Las Vegas because:

  • The IKEA Restaurant opens 30 minutes earlier than the store for a full hot breakfast, including scrambled eggs, potatoes and turkey sausage for only $1
  • The 450-seat restaurant also offers a diverse menu featuring lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert, including Swedish specialties such as the popular IKEA Swedish meatballs (as well as chicken or veggie versions), seafood plates, pasta, chicken, salads, sandwiches, and vegetarian dishes too
  • Menu choices for kids include a child’s portion of Swedish meatballs, chicken fingers or macaroni and cheese, while baby food and bibs are available for even younger visitors
  • The Exit Bistro serves hot dogs, pizza, cinnamon buns, frozen yogurt, sundaes and beverages
  • The Swedish Food Market offers Swedish delicacies, snacks and treats, and frozen Swedish meatballs (the same ones available in the Restaurant) to purchase and then prepare at home

IKEA Las Vegas shopping conveniences include:

  • Free design appointments with a furnishings consultant
  • IKEA catalogs, measuring tape, pencils, store maps, yellow shopping bags and 3 types of carts
  • Same-day shopping satisfaction with products in easy-to-transport flat-pack boxes that benefit the customer and the environment
  • 24 checkout lanes to ensure efficient customer purchasing
  • Warehouse picking, home-delivery, assembly, and kitchen planning and installation services
  • 2016 IKEA Catalogs, focused on how food-related activities help bring people together through everyday life in and around the kitchen.

When IKEA Las Vegas opens, there will be 385 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 42 in the U.S. Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. IKEA has been included in rankings of “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment.


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