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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The awful advancing aperture of IKEA's Jacksonville abundance will appear with some above allowances for the aboriginal barter through the doors.
Grand aperture contest Wednesday through Sunday accommodate giveaways alignment from a three-seat daybed to the aboriginal 46 adults in the abundance to allowance cards account as abundant as $250.
Family affable contest activate Wednesday, but barter can alpha lining up at 9 a.m. Monday, 48 hours afore the store's admirable opening, IKEA admiral said.
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“We are aflame to be aperture our 46th abundance in the U.S. and our fifth in the accompaniment of Florida,” said Leontyne Green Sykes, abundance manager. “We accept accustomed such a balmy acceptable from the Jacksonville community, and we appetite to acknowledgment the favor by affable our shoppers with food, fun and iconic IKEA products.”
Mother of three Chelsea Whittaker said she is attractive advanced to accepting the abundance abutting to home, abnormally advanced of the holidays.
“It was too far to go to Orlando with accepting them, but we are aflame to be able to go and get some of the being for them for Christmas and everything,” Whittaker said.
Entertainment for barter cat-and-mouse in band will be activate at 6 a.m. on aperture day with the commemoration starting at 8:15 a.m.
“We appetite barter to thoroughly adore the admirable aperture experience. In preparation, we accept formed with the burghal of Jacksonville to defended added overflow parking, and we will accept shuttles accessible for those directed to our acting parking spaces,” said Green Sykes.
IKEA is able with 950 parking spaces with 1,000 added off-site, accessible for the admirable aperture influx.
The crowds -- and the cartage they accompany -- are what some shoppers appetite to avoid.
“I'm blockage abroad because they said you can calendar canicule before, so I'm aloof activity to let the crowds go through and delay my time and again go and do my own shopping,” Robine Grause said.
The store's groundbreaking took abode this this time aftermost year.
“We absolutely confused actuality in March, and so I was attractive it up and it said that it was activity to be an IKEA and I was like, 'Thank goodness. It's abutting abundant that I can absolutely go,'” Whittaker said.
Giveaways throughout the admirable aperture weekend include:
*One per household
In addition, IKEA U.S. admiral appear that as allotment of the admirable aperture celebration, IKEA is alms a one-day accord on two iconic articles - the BILLY appliance and IKEA Meatballs - for barter in IKEA locations beyond the country.
On Nov. 8, baddest BILLY bookcases will be awash in-store and online for $49* and barter will be able to acquirement three accoutrements of IKEA meatballs for $19.99.
*Customers should appointment IKEA-USA.com for added details.
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