Update: Ikea’s smaller-format store in Queens opens

Update: Ikea’s smaller-format store in Queens opens

This rendering from Ikea shows the design for its new location scheduled to open in Queens, N.Y. later this month.

UPDATE, Jan. 11: Ikea’s new Queens, N.Y., store in Rego Center shopping mall is open to the public starting today. It’s the first store in the U.S. with a new, smaller format, offering a full range of products across 115,000-square-feet of space, which is about half of the usual store size.

“At Ikea, we’re on a journey to transform our business to meet our customers wherever they are and how they like to shop,” said Javier Quiñones, president and chief sustainability officer, Ikea Retail U.S. “As life at home has taken on a new meaning this year for so many people, our customers’ needs and behaviors are changing too, and we hope our new Queens store will serve as a convenient and accessible source of inspiration and home furnishing expertise for New Yorkers.”

Original story, Jan. 8, 2021:

QUEENS, NY – The first smaller-format Ikea store will open later this month in Queens, N.Y., as part of the retailer’s plan to reach more urban consumers.

The pandemic pushed back the opening, which was originally scheduled for summer 2020, according to