IKEA, the Swedish furniture store, is opening its doors in Miami adjacent to Dolphin Mall on Aug. 27 with grand opening festivities and events through Sept. 1. This is the first Miami-Dade location for the home furnishings retailer.
The 416,000-square-foot store features a 600-seat restaurant, a supervised children’s play area, 44 inspirational room setting and three model home interiors. The store officially opens at 9 a.m. on Aug. 27.
Here is a list of grand opening events at IKEA Miami:
- Wednesday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 1: Family-friendly fun with face painting, caricature artists, live music and entertainment during store hours.
- Wednesday, Aug. 27: Customers who bring proof showing their birthday is Aug. 27 receive a gift card valued at $30.50, a play on the 305 area code.
- Friday, Aug. 29: Children 12 and under eat free at the IKEA restaurant
There also will be prizes for people who are the first to arrive on Aug. 27-29. The IKEA store is located at 1801 NW 117 Ave., Sweetwater, FL 33175, (888) 888-4532
Here are the Miami Ikea grand opening freebies:
Wednesday, Aug. 27
- Rest Assured. The first 39 adults (18 and older) in line get a free EKTORP three-seat sofa.
- Take a Seat (And We Mean Take It!). The next 100 adults (18 and older) get a free POÄNG armchair.
- For the (Truly) Young at Heart. The first 100 children (younger than 18) receive a free FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy.
- Pick a Card, Any Card. The first 2,500 adults (18 and older) get a random prize envelope with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a “Buy One, Get One Free” cinnamon bun, hotdog or frozen yogurt voucher.
- Happy Birthday to You and Us. Visitors bringing proof that their birthday is the same as the store’s can receive a gift card for $30.50 (for the 305 area code).
- Enter our Home, Enter to Win. From Aug. 27-31, visitors can enter a drawing to win one of ten $450 IKEA gift cards.
Thursday, Aug. 28
- Sleep Like Royalty. The first 39 adults (18 and older) will receive a free queen-size SULTAN HALLEN mattress.
- Take it Easy. The next 100 adults (18 and older) will receive free home delivery for their purchases on that day.
Friday, Aug. 29
- Meatballs for a Year. The first 39 adults (one per immediate family) will receive a voucher for the equivalent of a weekly meatball meal for a family of four at IKEA Miami’s Restaurant through next year, expiring Aug. 30, 2015.
- Swedish Food Shopping Spree. The next 100 adults (18 or older) will receive an IKEA Food tote bag and a voucher to fill the bag up with whatever they want from IKEA Miami’s Swedish Food market.
- A Cold Sweet-ish Treat. The first 305 visitors will receive a voucher for a soft-serve frozen yogurt available that day at IKEA Miami’s Exit Bistro.
- Kids Eat Free. Children 12 & under can eat free.