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Old Posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:10 PM
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Our Richmond IKEA here in Vancouver, which recently replaced the 1970's smaller one, seemed to go-up overnight. Once the exterior was finished, the interior did take quite a long time to complete, however.

...and for those of you looking forward to their famous meatballs they do come in Chicken and Veggie as well now!
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...and for those of you looking forward to their famous meatballs they do come in Chicken and Veggie as well now!
Damn those left-wingers!!
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And IKEA won't let you order those addictive Swedish Meatballs online!
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I speculate that one of the key reasons that IKEA chose Halifax at this particular time was that there was enough demand in the Atlantic communities to make a lot of money off of deliveries, and it needed a growing decent-sized city to anchor itself in
It used to be that unless you had a million people IKEA Canada wanted no part of you. This is no longer the case. IKEA announced last year they plan to double the number of stores in Canada - 12 new stores by 2025. Of those 12 many are in completely new cities for the chain. Halifax is a done deal, rumour cities include Victoria, Saskatoon and London.
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It used to be that unless you had a million people IKEA Canada wanted no part of you. This is no longer the case. IKEA announced last year they plan to double the number of stores in Canada - 12 new stores by 2025. Of those 12 many are in completely new cities for the chain. Halifax is a done deal, rumour cities include Victoria, Saskatoon and London.
Quebec City has also been announced.
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Another Drone video, from Dec 31st, 2016.



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Another Drone video, from Dec 31st, 2016.


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Hard to look at that and not think "looks like an industrial wasteland!"
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Hard to look at that and not think "looks like an industrial wasteland!"
At this point it does look like a wasteland, however when finished, with its terraced parking lot and scenic view, I think it might become the most iconic IKEA store in Canada.
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Hard to look at that and not think "looks like an industrial wasteland!"
Any large-acreage construction site could be compared to 'industrial wasteland' while in progress. On the positive side, surely, it will be appealing when complete.
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Any large-acreage construction site could be compared to 'industrial wasteland' while in progress. On the positive side, surely, it will be appealing when complete.
Well, likely it will be no more appealing than the rest of Dartmouth Crossing, which is not appealing at all.
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Well, likely it will be no more appealing than the rest of Dartmouth Crossing, which is not appealing at all.
I certainly wouldn’t want to live there. I am a downtown urbanist all the way when it comes to where to live.
That said, Dartmouth Crossing is appealing to shoppers with cars. While I prefer to walk to small downtown retail shops I don’t begrudge the success of DC and am pleased to see its continued development with IKEA, more hotels and even residential.
And for the sake of growth and good development, I am happy to endure construction sites that might look like ‘industrial wasteland’ for awhile.
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Any large-acreage construction site could be compared to 'industrial wasteland' while in progress. On the positive side, surely, it will be appealing when complete.
I'm looking forward to this, but I'm not sure I'd call a giant parking lot with a giant corrugated metal-clad box "appealing."
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At this point it does look like a wasteland, however when finished, with its terraced parking lot and scenic view, I think it might become the most iconic IKEA store in Canada.
I expect the view will be best enjoyed from the parking lot... the stores don't tend to be overly glazed. This site might have been an interesting argument for a different sort of design for the building: one that responded to its context. I may be pleasantly surprised, but I expect this to look like almost any other big box retailer when complete.
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Hard to look at that and not think "looks like an industrial wasteland!"
Resembles the Alberta tar sands.

Here is a Hong Kong Ikea:


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November 29th, 2016


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Resembles the Alberta tar sands.

Here is a Hong Kong Ikea:


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Meh... Hong Kong doesn't excite me, but I'm glad some enjoy it.

I'm chuckling at the expectation that a construction site must remain beautiful at all times...
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you can eat your meatballs with a nice view from the cafeteria, does it have the parking underneath it like some of the newer IKEA stores have?
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you can eat your meatballs with a nice view from the cafeteria, does it have the parking underneath it like some of the newer IKEA stores have?
I thought it was supposed to have been initially, it doesn't appear as so. I'm not sure if this footage has been posted in here already, but I found a great drone video of the site from a couple months back on youtube.
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you can eat your meatballs with a nice view from the cafeteria, does it have the parking underneath it like some of the newer IKEA stores have?
I'm not sure if it has parking under it as well as surface lots. The Dartmouth Crossing Map (http://dartmouthcrossing.com/stores/) shows a fair amount of asphalt.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2017, 6:27 PM
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Yeah I don't think it will have underground parking.

This was the originally released rendering which may have just been generic:


This was released later:


And this image shows no entrance under the building for vehicles from the parking lot:



I drove by the site today on the 118 and there is a lot of blue wall up now, which looks more like the later released rendering.

I will say this store looks impressive, it is going to impossible to miss when driving on the 118 or even the 111.
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