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- At 600 seats, this IKEA eatery is the largest of them all. Expect Spanish infused dishes in the future to cater to our local tastes.
- Chefs talking Swedish meatballs and such.
- The room setups are pretty impressive...
- ...like this super mod bedroom...
- ...or this sleek kitchen. Don't worry though, there's an entire fleet of employees who can help you out, and IKEA actually has a partnership with Whirlpool, so building a custom kitchen for less is a piece of pie.
- Then there's this little guy...
- The first 100 customers on Thursday will be receiving this armchair, which IKEA touts as one of their classics.
- The kid's section is the funnest of them all, with tons of plush toys, colors and little nooks to play in.
- Or these things.
- Talk about tiny furniture. IKEA would dominate in the dollhouse industry.
- Downstairs, the accessories section is massive.
- Not to mention the line of shopping carts that competes with the Great Wall of China.
- The cooking section is always prime for kitchen hacks.
- Where else can you find horse-shaped pans and moose cookie cutters year round? Only at IKEA.
- MASSIVE STRAWS.
- Bold graphics by the bathrooms. You've got to love Swedish design.
- Did you know you could cut your own textiles at IKEA? It's a crafter's paradise.
- IKEA Miami holds quite the paper goods section, arranged by color, of course.
- SO MUCH CUTENESS.
- See? Color arranged.
- The warehouse has five levels of goods, including electronic kiosks to help you out if you've forgotten something.
- Fun fact: IKEA stores don't hire outside contractors to put together their showroom. Their stores are put together entirely by their employees.
- Everything you eat upstairs you'll be able to find in the marketplace downstairs. The first 100 customers on Friday will receive a bag that they can fill to the brim with IKEA's canned goods, dairy products, frozen meals and apple cider.
- It even has lockers!
- IKEA is even good at making compact forests for the kids to play in.
- And we will end this slideshow with a massive clog. Enjoy.
We checked out the new IKEA Miami store yesterday, and it's MASSIVE. There are three floors of small space furniture goodness to greet you, each of its 44 rooms are arranged into family settings, from the "single dad with kids" to the "bachelor in a beach house." At 600 seats, this IKEA boasts the largest restaurant of them all, and they're currently working on catering to local tastes, so expect to see empanadas alongside Swedish meatballs. We'd like to point out the party and paper supply section, because it's just that cute! You'll find paper cups, plates, lanterns, notebooks and sticky pads, not to mention everything you'll need to giftwrap that Billy Bookshelf you so want to give your dad for Christmas. Also of note, this IKEA will be carrying patio supplies throughout the entire year, which is uncommon in most IKEA stores. Click through to join us on our tour, and let us know what you think about it in the comments.
Doors officially open on August 27 at 9am, but you can begin to line up as early as 9am on August 25. The first 39 guests in line will receive a free three-seat sofa, and the first 100 after that will receive a free armchair. If you're one of the first 100 kids, you'll take home a FAMING heart toy. But the swag doesn't end there. The first 39 adults on Thursday receive a free queen sized mattress, and the next 100 adults will receive free home delivery that day. But the best, THE BEST, prize of them all is a pass for a year's worth of free meatballs, which will go to the first 39 guests on Friday, followed by a Swedish food shopping spree, which will go towards the next 100 adults that day. This is IKEA MADNESS.
· IKEA Miami to Open on August 27; Lineup Starts Two Days Prior [Racked Miami]
· All IKEA coverage [Racked Miami]