Ikea's Second Store Is Set To Open In Dublin - But Do We Really Need It?
The franchise is opening its second store in Carrickmines, South County Dublin
Swedish flat-pack furniture giant Ikea opened its doors for the first time in Dublin in 2009, and we all collectively lost our shit a little bit. All houses, classrooms and office spaces became exponentially more kitsch, colourful and angular - and we were lovin' it.
They're now planning to open a second outlet at The Park in Carrickmines this summer. The soon-to-be SoCoDub haunt will be Ikea's first official Order and Collection Point in Ireland.
This means that the Ikea store itself will not stock the full product range to take home, but customers will be able to order from the full range available at the IKEA Dublin Store for home delivery, or for collection at the collection point.
What they do have on site, however, is a small range of selected products, as well as a small selection of take away Swedish Food Market products.
Ikea released a statement explaining that the new store will act "primarily as a planning studio to plan and order more complex purchases such as kitchens, wardrobes and sofas".
Ikea will also be employing 30 people to their team to help run the store, which is obviously good news, but we can't help think that the whole thing is a bit excessive, considering they have a 31,000 square metre store just 33km away in Ballymun.
Of course this is just one group of peoples' opinion. What do you think of the Swedish take over? Are you down with that sort of thing? Do let us know in the comments.
(H/T - thejournal.ie)