IKEA opens to huge crowds and celebration
Posted on 19 Feb 2009 by Justin Ruckman
video: Justin Ruckman, watch this video on Vimeo
IKEA’s grand opening yesterday morning brought a huge crowd out with a lot of enthusiasm. The festivities included a children’s choir, a Swedish men’s a cappella group, speeches by Pat McCrory and the president of Ikea USA, and the sawing in half of a ceremonial log.
We’re a little impressed with how quickly the Observer got a similar video recap post up, so we feel obliged to link to theirs as well. But ours has a funky track by famous Swedish electronic jazz duo, Koop. So there’s that.
Tons of photos below the fold.
photos: Matthew Tyndall, view these photos on Flickr