Sweden-based IKEA is ready to open its first store in Halifax area of Atlantic Canada today.
The new store is set up in a vast area (the size of four football fields) at the Dartmouth Crossing, a commercial real estate development in Dartmouth, a part of Halifax area.
The store will feature bright, streamlined showroom with rooms to meet customer satisfaction. A “living wall” – a floor-to-ceiling surface filled with green plants meant to help purify the air – overlooks the store’s restaurant.
According to the reports, IKEA representatives went through a deep R&D to identify the need of the local residences in the Halifax area.
Marsha Smith, President, Ikea Canada said, “Our team went door to door to 70 local residences in Halifax area to offer best of our services and products to them through our new store.
Smith further informed, “Halifax store is Ikea’s most sustainable in the country and also the first store to be LEED-certified.”
However the retailer previously had a smaller location in the Halifax area, but it closed nearly three decades ago.
The new IKEA store in Halifax area employs around 250 people.