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No date yet: IKEA Halifax offers update on construction, can't confirm opening day

The outside of the site is looking nearly finished, but the store manager says there's plenty of construction and designing left to do inside.


A photo of the IKEA Halifax Market hall area, taken in early July.


By: Haley Ryan Metro Published on Wed Jul 12 2017

Landscaping is nearly done, furniture is being shipped in over the next few weeks, but there’s still no official opening date for IKEA Halifax.

Sue Coulet, store manager for the new IKEA in Dartmouth Crossing, said in an interview she’s happy things are “on track” but couldn’t give a date just yet. The company has previously said they are aiming for this fall.

Popular local business site Halifax ReTales said on social media this week they’ve heard the unofficial target date is Sept.22, but Coulet could not confirm that.

“Our construction is really a moving target … we’re just not at the point yet where can actually announce it,” Coulet said Tuesday.

Right now IKEA staff are in the location getting the racking up in the market hall and other areas, building up the inspirational room settings specific to Atlantic Canada, Coulet said, and are expected more than 700 trailers of product to be delivered before the grand opening.

The furniture displays are arriving this week, but things like the showrooms are still very much in the construction phase, Coulet said.

However, Coulet said the outside of the store is “looking great” since the landscaping of grass and trees is nearly complete, while the parking lot should be paved this week.

The store is still hiring for 100 positions in sales, IKEA food, logistics, cash and carts, Coulet said, complete their staff of roughly 300 with half being full-time positions.

The new IKEA is expected to be roughly 330,000 square feet, which is about the same size as four football fields.
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Nice. I work in logistics for a far more reasonably sized retailer. 700 trailers represents between 15,000 and 21,000 pallets of goods!
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Parking lot and access road are paved. There is a sidewalk up to this site as well though it needs some landscaping done.


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^Thanks for the picture, damn this looks close to opening!

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Here is a picture from the back on Cutler Ave.

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Those three horizontal bars on the upper part of the building to the left of the yellow entrance now are home to a large electronic message screen. They were testing it when I drove past on the highway yesterday.
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BREAKING: IKEA HALIFAX STORE OPENING Wednesday, September 27, 2017


SOURCE: http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_CA/Contest...est_rules.html

2018 IKEA Catalogue arrived today in Halifax mailboxes:

With a sticker "Hej Neighbour! IKEA is opening soon at Dartmouth Crossing. Visit IKEA.ca/Halifax for details."

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I would avoid opening day.

I may avoid the store entirely given the mega-size of the place.
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IKEA stores tend to be madhouses. They are large, busy, and intentionally designed to be maze-like. Even if you want one small thing it can take you half an hour to get in and out. They are one step worse than the mega-sized Superstores.

They have a lot of lower quality stuff, but its value for dollar is often excellent. If you're a renter and you need to furnish a place you'll only be in for a few years it is great. It's also good in that it has just about everything, and most of the items are reasonable. You can furnish a whole house there in one trip (then take your time to buy nicer stuff as the IKEA items fall apart in 5-10 years).
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Had a great tour of IKEA. 390 staff hired. They will announce the store opening soon.
Source Twitter:Tony Mancini







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Cool to get a look at the newest IKEA, in @DartmouthXing. Stay tuned for news from @IKEACanada!
Source Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikeSavageHFX/st...80991541960704



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Stock is beginning to arrive at the new #IKEA in #Dartmouth. Toured the site today with @MikeSavageHFX and @TonyMancini_NS
Source Twitter:https://twitter.com/DarrenFisherNS/s...81811369017345
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If we develop our public transit... Halifax will be somewhere between NA and Europe.

Small steps closer to an international city. A stadium should be a big priority for the city. Its an essential part of every European city and Halifax should strive to go in this direction.
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Well we are going to beat the State of Indiana (and it's nearly 7 million people), it's opening it's first IKEA two weeks after us, and it's 41,000 sqft smalller than IKEA Halifax.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea...s_opening_date
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Well we are going to beat the State of Indiana (and it's nearly 7 million people), it's opening it's first IKEA two weeks after us, and it's 41,000 sqft smalller than IKEA Halifax.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea...s_opening_date
Maybe. They've pulled back a bit on timing. Those links to IKEA's Halifax page now only say Halifax Opening Soon. And the contest info and dates are gone. I heard from a reliable source that they are going to have a hard time hitting the Sept.27 date. Not saying it won't happen, but they seem to be hedging their bets now.
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Maybe. They've pulled back a bit on timing. Those links to IKEA's Halifax page now only say Halifax Opening Soon. And the contest info and dates are gone.
I have a feeling they quickly removed the contest details as they did not mean to have their projected opening date released to the public yet. IKEA wants to announce their opening date through a press release/event.
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