Hipsters, rejoice! IKEA moves its Denver opening date up to July 27

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Yes, that's right: IKEA -- a little bit closer.
For an intolerably long time, there has been a gaping void in the soul of Denver, and that void is the shape of a giant blue box somewhere in the suburbs where price-tag-conscious hipsters can get their simultaneous fix of trendy, affordable, ready-to-assemble furniture and Swedish culinary delights at the same time -- and since IKEA announced its coming to Denver late last summer, that void has grown even more pronounced with the anticipation. But the wait, IKEA announced today (see the full IKEA press release), is just a little bit closer to over: Due to favorable weather and ahead-of-schedule construction, IKEA has moved the opening date of its Centennial store up to July 27 at 9 a.m.

And, man, is it ever going to be satisfying: Besides being the first IKEA location anywhere even close to Denver, it'll be the Swedish retailer's second-largest location anywhere in the U.S. (the biggest is in Chicago), a 415,000-square-foot space built on 13.5 acres and boasting 10,000 furniture designs, a (supervised!) children's play area and a restaurant serving delicious lingonberries and other Swedish specialties you weren't aware you wanted until now.

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Bigger and better than Elizabeth, N.J., the future third-biggest IKEA in the U.S.
It'll also the first U.S. IKEA store to integrate geothermal heating and cooling into its design, in addition to the solar panels it dropped onto the roof all 007-style back in January. Well, actually, those were air conditioners, but whatever.

The important thing is, in your face, Draper, UT! Last time we come to your inferior IKEA.

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rewui avoc
rewui avoc

This article is very nice and I am not a hipster and I think it will be a smashing success. The furniture is definitely trendy and inexpensive. Debt Management

niwrequee
niwrequee

I like this blog and also  I like the scandanavian design inexpensive food at IKEA. It looking fantastic and very big. I am very impressed by that.  French country furniture

Mormor K
Mormor K

While I like the scandanavian design and inexpensive food at IKEA, I have such mixed feelings at having a store here.  I've just learned they don't allow their american workers to unionize--even though their swede employees are unionized and making a good wage that starts at $19 an hour.

So we're going to all have to boycott the new store until they clean up their act on workers' rights.

Molly
Molly

While everyone else is being bitter and apparently very anti-capitalist, as a small business owner, I'm incredibly excited for IKEA to arrive. Their shelving and display systems have made it more affordable for retailers everywhere to set up quality displays, furnish offices, and get better organized at an affordable price - aka Zen Dog in downtown Denver.

No one needs to shop at IKEA, or anywhere for that matter, if they are going to simply buy things they do not need, but the negative feedback is unwarranted. IKEA promotes organized living and tailors systems to meet the needs of those that reside in small quarters and lofts. They make it easier to live simplified, organized lives.

As with everything, it is what you make of it, but I think everyone should keep the negative remarks to themselves and allow those of us that have been looking forward to this to enjoy the benefits it will offer - and not to mention the jobs that it will create. I'm sure most of the negative comments are posted by those that support the concept of redistribution of wealth. There is nothing that better accomplishes this than allowing businesses and citizens to buy things they need, which then transfers their purchase dollars into jobs and into the hands of others, instead of simply taking it out of their paychecks and giving it to people that have not worked for it.

Buckeye
Buckeye

I for one am really excited for Ikea to finally come to Denver. I am not a hipster and I think it will be a smashing success. The furniture is definitely trendy and inexpensive and I love that Tyler Durden left a comment!

Stan
Stan

Yes, let us all get excited to buy overpriced stuff we don't need just to feel good about ourselves.

Kansas_city_WHAT
Kansas_city_WHAT

Hipsters?? It's a fucking furniture store in the suburbs. Westword, you guys need to dial it down for a second and look at what you're putting out. If IKEA is a 'hipster' joint, then upscale parents nationwide would be wearing Toms and eating at Watercourse exclusively. This article is a joke.

TylerDurden
TylerDurden

IKEA has no soul. And everyone knows, hipsters are soul-less. Thankfully this one is placed in the center of the soul-less universe; Centennial Colorado.

Clearly you have no concept of what "dialed up" means. But we don't blame you. You're from Kansas City.

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