Written by Bianca Bahamondes and Claire Leaden
The fairly-new Queens location is closing down less than two years after opening! IKEA recently made the announcement on their website, setting an official closing date for December 3, 2022. Rest assured, shoppers are still welcome in the location until then.
Manhattan had a previous outpost, known as the “IKEA Planning Studio”, that opened in 2019, however, online records show it has since permanently closed. By December, the Swedish company will only have a single operating NYC location in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
The Queens outpost was first announced in 2020 when the company shared they had leased a 115,000-square-foot space in Rego Center, on Queens Boulevard and Junction Boulevard in Rego Park. The space was the first store to open in the U.S. with a new layout, originally shared the company’s press release.
Upon the announcement, Chief Operating Officer of IKEA Retail U.S., Leontyne Green Sykes said, “With a growing community of more than 900,000 households, Queens was a natural next destination for IKEA in New York City. 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.” Yet, less than two years after opening its doors, IKEA claims it will close the location due to “changing needs for [their] customers.
See their statement here.
At first, the brand’s Rego Center outpost was scheduled to open in the summer of 2020, but due to pandemic delays it was postponed until Monday, January 11, 2021!
You can take a tour here before it closes:
Thousands of IKEA products are available for same-day purchases, while their larger furniture items are on display but available for home delivery. The store also offers services like assembly and installation, in addition to interactive spaces for children to create a family-friendly shopping experience.
Here’s a list of their specific offerings:
- 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.
Take advantage of them before it closes down permanently. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, located at the Rego Center shopping mall at the corner of Queens Boulevard & Junction Boulevard, just a block away from Q59 and Q60 bus stops and right next to the 63rd Drive – Rego Park subway station
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