IKEA announced earlier this week that it will be relocating from its current store in Burbank to a brand new location at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8. The address is 805 S. San Fernando Boulevard (about 36 miles from Thousand Oaks).
This new store will be 456,000 sq ft, making it the largest IKEA store in the United States, and nearly double the 242,000 sq ft current store size. As a comparison, The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks is 1.2 million sq ft and the old, long-vacant K-Mart building on Hampshire Road is about 116,000 sq ft. Coincidentally, Janss Marketplace is 456,000 sq ft.
There are currently 43 IKEA stores in the U.S., with a 44th store opening in Columbus, OH in the summer of 2017.
Customers can begin lining up at the store three hours in advance, at 6:00 a.m., to partake in the festivities – and soon can learn of more grand opening plans and promotions at IKEA-USA.com/Burbank.
Prior to the grand opening of the new, larger IKEA Burbank, customers can continue to shop at the original Burbank store through Saturday evening, February 4, when the old store will close permanently.
The new store, which will include 1,700 parking spaces, is being built on 22 acres west of San Fernando Boulevard and south of Providencia Avenue – less than one mile from the existing store (which originally opened in November 1990 on 6.4 acres).
The new, more spacious IKEA Burbank will feature a larger quantity of the nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a larger (600-seat) restaurant serving Swedish specialties.
Other family-friendly features include a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the showroom, baby-care rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. In addition, IKEA offers a variety of customer services such as home delivery, product assembly, product picking and delivery as well as an IKEA FAMILY loyalty program.
Learn more at www.ikea.com/us/en/store/burbank
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at affordable prices. IKEA incorporates responsible social practices and sustainability into its business model, and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. There are currently more than 390 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 43 in the U.S. IKEA has been ranked among “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.