There is finally an IKEA in Las Vegas (the only one in Nevada), and the city is frantic with excitement, while the traffic is congested with eager shoppers. It opened last week, May 18th, and before the doors opened, store manager Amy Jensen welcomed the community with a traditional Swedish log-sawing ceremony, bringing good luck to the new store and its guests.
In addition to brief remarks by Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, Deputy Chief of Mission for the Swedish Embassy Göran Lithell, and IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson, Jensen was joined by State Senator Becky Harris who raised the U.S. flag, Honorary Swedish Consul for Las Vegas Lena Walther who raised the Swedish flag, and Assemblyman David Gardner who raised the Nevada flag.
“We are excited to bring the unique IKEA family-friendly shopping experience and affordable home furnishings of good design to Southern Nevada and beyond,” says Jensen. “The enthusiasm of coworkers about this big day and the warm reception from the community are translating into excitement and a great shopping event for our customers.”
The new store features 10,000 exclusively-designed items, a 450-seat IKEA Restaurant, 43 inspirational room settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area and approximately 1,300 parking spaces. Reflecting the company’s renewable energy presence at 90% of its U.S. locations, IKEA installed Nevada’s largest single-use retail rooftop solar array atop the IKEA Las Vegas. The store also is the second U.S. IKEA store to open with only LED lighting for sale, and for use inside and out.
Shop IKEA Las Vegas at 6500 IKEA Way, at the corner of West Sunset and South Durango.