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SF’s New Downtown IKEA Opening August 23rd

Originally scheduled to open in 2021, IKEA in downtown SF finally set to open new 3-story location on Market Street.
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The oft-delayed IKEA on Market Street in Downtown San Francisco finally has an opening date scheduled.

Today, IKEA U.S. announced the opening date for the much-anticipated IKEA San Francisco store. The new location will officially welcome customers on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 11 am. IKEA San Francisco at 945 Market Street (between 5th and 6th Streets, right across Market from The Warfield) will be part of a new meeting place from Ingka Centres, a global developer and operator of retail-led destinations which is part of Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer. As the anchor for the new meeting place, IKEA San Francisco is the first retail space to open in the building.

Grand Opening Day – August 23, 2023 at 11am
Just before 11 am PST on August 23, 2023, IKEA San Francisco will host co-workers and city officials for a short ribbon cutting ceremony.  This will take place on site at 945 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. On grand opening day, IKEA customers can enjoy games, workshops, giveaways, and the opportunity to become IKEA Family Members for more exclusive perks throughout the day.

IKEA San Francisco will introduce shoppers into a world of inspiration with over 52,000 square feet of space (a bit smaller than the original 87,000 sq ft planned) across three levels of the building, including 27 fully furnished room settings to explore.

According to SF Examiner, the SF location will sell their famed meatballs!

IKEAs are typically around 300,000 square feet with smaller format stores about 115,00 square feet. So at just 52,000 square feet the new San Francisco IKEA is less than 20% the size of a typical IKEA.

In-store, customers will be able to purchase and take home a range of 2,500 smaller home furnishing accessories and special collection items that will focus on affordability, sustainability and small-space living. Larger furniture items, like couches and bookshelves, will be available to order for home delivery along with the entire range of IKEA products.

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The full mall, promising an array of shops, eateries, offices, and a dash of adult mini golf (because why not?), is trying to go against the grain in a retail desert. But hey, this is IKEA we’re talking about. If anything can bring some life back into SF’s downtown retail scene, it’s gotta be a mammoth new IKEA store, right?

IKEA has been in the San Francisco market since opening IKEA Emeryville in April 2000, followed by IKEA East Palo Alto in August of 2003.

h/t SF Gate

Read the full press release at ikea.com