TALLINN – Swedish furniture giant Ikea will open its first store in Estonia at Kurna, just outside Tallinn, on Aug. 25.
The 30,000 square meter store will feature up to 9,000 products for immediate take-away, Ikea said on a press release.
In addition, a Swedish restaurant with seats for approximately 400 patrons will open on the same property, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as world-famous meatballs.
"When we built the Ikea store in Tallinn, we took into account our extensive knowledge of home life as well as the needs of Estonian residents. To find out the latter, we carried out a number of surveys and polls. As a result, we believe that Ikea visitors will find inspiration, practical solutions and affordable home furnishings that will make their home life even better," said Ian Strickland, sales manager for IKEA Baltics.
The IKEA Tallinn store will have unique solutions compared to other IKEA stores in Baltic countries, such as a special glass house selling green plants, outdoor solutions and seasonal collections, as well as self-checkouts for the convenience of customers.
The store's operating hours will be Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The IKEA pick-up and order point in Tallinn will remain open also after the opening of the Tallinn store.