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IKEA’s first New York City store to open in June

IKEA’s future Brooklyn, N.Y., store -- the Swedish retailer’s first location in New York City -- will open June 18, the company announced.

IKEA Brooklyn, a 346,000-square-foot store, will be the company’s fourth location in the New York-New Jersey area, and 35th in the United States. Other area stores are in Elizabeth, N.J.; Hicksville, N.Y.; and Paramus, N.J.

“We made excellent progress on construction last year and so far this spring, so we are confident the remaining construction milestones and interior build-up process will be complete by mid-June,” said Mike Baker, store manager of the future IKEA Brooklyn, in a press release.

IKEA Brooklyn will include 50 different room settings, three model home interiors and a 450-seat restaurant with views of the lower Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. Family-friendly features include a “Children’s IKEA” area in the showroom, baby care rooms, preferred parking and play areas throughout the store.

IKEA Brooklyn also will offer home delivery, kitchen installation and design consultation services. The project, situated on 22 acres along the Erie Basin waterfront in Red Hook, features a 6.5-acre public esplanade with nearby ferry, bus and subway service available.

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