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Ikea plots new store concept in Queens

September 26, 2019

The Queens store will mark Ikea’s third location in New York City, indicating the retailer is going all-in on its plan to enter urban markets. In addition to its Brooklyn location, the Swedish retailer in April opened its first U.S. urban planning studio in New York’s Upper East Side, spanning just 17,350 square feet.

“With a growing community of more than 900,000 households, Queens was a natural next destination for IKEA in New York City,” Leontyne Green Sykes, chief operating officer for Ikea Retail U.S., said in a statement. “We know that more than half of Queens’ residents travel via public transportation, and we selected Rego Park for this new store concept to meet the unique needs of this customer.”

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