The IKEA Experience
Ikea store manager Mark McCaslin believes 300 to 2,000 customers will be waiting to shop at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The first 5,000 shoppers will receive gift cards.
“The Ikea experience”
Chic but cheap designs are expected to attract droves of shoppers to Canton
Kara G. Morrison / The Detroit News
“Ikea is “just a store” the way Mall of America in Minneapolis is “just a mall.” That is to say, it’s an experience.
that is why the Swedish home furnishings retailer, at the corner of
Ford and Haggerty roads in Canton Township, expects customers to line
up as early as Monday — two days before the doors open for the first
time in Michigan.
Store manager Mark McCaslin believes anywhere from 300 to 2,000 customers will be there ready to shop at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
doesn’t seem like an overly brash estimate, when over the last several
weeks, more than 30,000 Ikea enthusiasts signed up on a special Web
site (www.ikeacantonproject.com) to compete for a pre-opening shopping day and personal store tour.”