I woke up this morning to a huge coffee cup of steaming news:
“CANTON TOWNSHIP — Amid flat-screen TVs stacked on pallets, sofas shrink-wrapped in plastic and unassembled kitchen cabinets piled atop a table, Ikea store manager Mark McCaslin couldn’t get the smile off his face.
The 311,000-square-foot Ikea store, for months a jumble of steel and sawdust, is finally beginning to take shape. On Tuesday, the yellow block Ikea letters were up on the outside of the building at Ford and Haggerty roads. Inside, brightly colored Ikea signs were sprinkled throughout the store.
“It’s a thrill to see the store evolve,” McCaslin said. “You can touch furniture, sit on things.”
Nearly 200 workers hustled to put the finishing touches on the store, which is nearly 75 percent complete. With less than two months to go before the June 7 opening, employees unloaded furniture and hammered, sawed and drilled as they assembled tables, installed kitchen cabinets and arranged displays.
The sprawling two-story store will stock more than 10,000 items and feature more than 50 room settings, three “model homes,” a children’s play area and a 300-seat restaurant that will serve Ikea’s famous Swedish meatballs.
The excitement among employees was palpable Tuesday as they meandered around the store. The chain has hired 400 employees in Metro Detroit but is still accepting applications…”
“Ikea offers sneak peek”
By Tanisha Mercer
Photo: Velvet S. McNeil / The Detroit News
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