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Ikea for Canberra

By Canfan 6 May 2014 26

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The distinct blue and yellow of Swedish flat pack giant Ikea will soon be part of the Canberra landscape. According to an article on the Canberra Times, ‘commercial sources around Canberra have confirmed the agreements have been signed to sell the 7.6ha site’ with an un-named interstate construction team poised to get on with the job.

Ikea will take up residence at the new Majura Parkway Estate, one more location for their list of stores which currently tops 260 across 25 countries.

The deal is yet to be officially confirmed, but is likely to be announced later this week.

How this will effect local independent furniture suppliers remains to be seen.

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dungfungus 8:26 pm 08 May 14

RB78 said :

Roundhead89 said :

One thing nobody has mentioned is that it will be on the other side of Majura Dr, away from Costco, Masters, etc meaning that shoppers will have to make a special trip to go there. Will people be willing to do that?

Most Canberrans would probably need to make a ‘special trip’ to go to Costco, Masters etc. already.

The light rail will solve all that.

RB78 8:21 pm 08 May 14

Roundhead89 said :

One thing nobody has mentioned is that it will be on the other side of Majura Dr, away from Costco, Masters, etc meaning that shoppers will have to make a special trip to go there. Will people be willing to do that?

Most Canberrans would probably need to make a ‘special trip’ to go to Costco, Masters etc. already.

Holden Caulfield 7:47 pm 08 May 14

Krispy Kreme went t$ts up because, funnily enough, they got too greedy and opened too many stores. For a product that isn’t that great they would have been better off sticking to exclusivity so that having something akin to a sugar injection was a novelty and not something you could get during your lunch break at Woden Plaza. Or Civic. Or Belconnen. Or pretty much anywhere.

dungfungus 6:53 pm 08 May 14

Pork Hunt said :

dungfungus said :

switch said :

Roksteddy said :

It will be a while before it’s opened though. They have to construct the place using one Allen key.

I suppose they could make some public art from the bits left over, too.

In Paris, a church was constructed from the easily identifiable steel offcuts left over when the Eiffel Tower was completed. Most of the labour was supplied by workers from the tower construction.
All that will be left over from the Ikea store construction is some huge cardboard flatpack cartons (with Allen keys already nominated). Canberra could have a tourist attraction named the “The Big Box”.

The Big Box, gateway to Fyshwick …

I was going to suggest the location but, you know this is a family blog now.

Pork Hunt 4:51 pm 08 May 14

Ben_Dover said :

If anyone wanted any more, (god forbid,) proof that Canberra is the world’s most BORING capital city, they need look no further than the news, web, and TV coverage of a bloody furniture shop opening here.

Honestly people, it’s a furniture shop, not Wonderland.

Why then did you settle here when you arrived from the old dart?

Pork Hunt 4:47 pm 08 May 14

dungfungus said :

switch said :

Roksteddy said :

It will be a while before it’s opened though. They have to construct the place using one Allen key.

I suppose they could make some public art from the bits left over, too.

In Paris, a church was constructed from the easily identifiable steel offcuts left over when the Eiffel Tower was completed. Most of the labour was supplied by workers from the tower construction.
All that will be left over from the Ikea store construction is some huge cardboard flatpack cartons (with Allen keys already nominated). Canberra could have a tourist attraction named the “The Big Box”.

The Big Box, gateway to Fyshwick …

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