From Home Furnishing Business
Ikea Queens Opens in Rego Park, 1st Smaller Format Store in U.S.
2021 by Laurie Northington in Industry, Store Openings
Ikea Retail U.S. has announced that the new Ikea Queens, NY store in the Rego Center shopping mall is now open to the public for shopping.
This store is the first in the U.S. with a new, smaller format, offering a full range of products across 115,000 sq. ft. of space. Through inspiring room sets and digital tools focused on sustainable, small-space living solutions, the Queens store is built for the unique lifestyle of New Yorkers.
“At Ikea we’re on a journey to transform our business to meet our customers wherever they are and how they like to shop. As life at home has taken on a new meaning this year for so many people, our customers’ needs and behaviors are changing too, and we hope our new Queens store will serve as a convenient and accessible source of inspiration and home furnishing expertise for New Yorkers,” said Javier Quiñones, president and chief sustainability officer, Ikea Retail U.S.
At Ikea Queens, customers will experience a new Ikea format that differs from the Planning Studio in Manhattan (opened April 2019) and traditional IKEA stores. Customers will be able to:
- Purchase and take home portable home furnishing accessories that will be curated specifically for New Yorkers.
- Purchase all other products and set up home delivery for a flat rate fee of $49 for anywhere in New York City.
- Enjoy self-pay and assisted check out options for a seamless shopping experience.
- Schedule appointments with Ikea co-workers to plan kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms.
“We’re excited to welcome New Yorkers to our new store in Queens. Every detail was created with the unique needs of New Yorkers in mind, from the proximity to public transportation and delivery and assembly options, to the wide product range curated specifically to meet their dynamic lifestyles,” said Shahab Mollaei, market manager, Ikea Queens.
Ikea Queens is located at the Rego Center shopping mall at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Junction Boulevard. This location was strategically chosen, as it’s just a block away from Q59 and Q60 bus stops and is right next to the 63rd Drive – Rego Park subway station, which is served by the M and R trains. The store will be open daily from 10 a.m – 9 p.m.
Protecting the health and safety of its customers and co-workers is a top priority for Ikea. The new store is equipped with all the safety enhancements put into place in other Ikea locations during the pandemic, which include physical distancing guidance, preventative hygiene practices, temperature checks for co-workers, rigorous cleaning and sanitization and maintaining strict capacity limits.
Ikea continues to transform its business to be more accessible for customers wherever they are. The Queens store will be the third location in New York City, complementing the Planning Studio in Manhattan and Ikea Brooklyn — making the shopping experience even more convenient. Ikea also has stores in nearby Long Island, N.Y., Elizabeth, N.J., and Paramus, N.J. and recently opened a customer fulfilment center in Staten Island to support demand in the market.
As part of the global Ikea commitment to sustainability, the company has a goal of completing 100% of last-mile deliveries in New York City via electric vehicle by the end of January 2021.