With only about a month to go, IKEA workers are gearing up for the grand opening on May 18.
According to a recent Review Journal article, "A tour showed definite progress inside the store. But it also revealed how much work employees have left to do. The store has taken in 42 semis full of products for sale — fewer than half of the 115 trucks that will ultimately fill the shelves and showroom floor. Once complete, IKEA’s store will offer 10,000 items for sale."
The article goes on to talk about the look and feel of the store. "Inside their new hometown store, Las Vegans will enter a first-floor lobby with lockers for coats and anything else they don’t want to carry as they shop. There’ll also be a child-care and kids’ play area for parents who want to focus on furniture for a couple of hours. An escalator will take patrons up to the second-floor showroom; immediately to the right, they’ll see a 10,000-square-foot, 450-seat restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon."
The store has also taken on an eco-friendly image by using skylights to cut down on electricity and having over 3,500 solar panels on the roof to generate 60% of the stores electricity.
The company has started training employees, but still needs 100 more workers. For more information, visit https://seeacareerwithus.com/.
Many people have been looking forward to having the IKEA open in the valley and will surely be counting down until May 18.