IKEA, the Swedish home-furnishings chain, has opened its newest store in Queens in the Rego Center shopping mall. This store is the first in the U.S. with a new, smaller format, offering a full range of products across 115,000 square feet 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.
Many IKEA locations are in the suburbs and average 300,000 square feet or more.
The Queens store is IKEA’s third location in New York City, complementing the Planning Studio in Manhattan and IKEA Brooklyn. IKEA also has stores in Long Island, Elizabeth, NJ, and Paramus, NJ and recently opened a customer fulfilment center in Staten Island to support demand in the market.
“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 & 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 & 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 AM-9 PM.