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When customers enter Ikea, they will encounter decorated rooms. These are waiting to be filled with furniture.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

When customers enter Ikea, they will encounter decorated rooms. These are waiting to be filled with furniture.

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In addition to a restaurant, the store also has a cafè at the front.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

In addition to a restaurant, the store also has a cafè at the front.

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After passing through the warehouse and picking up their purchases, customers will arrive at the checkout area, now covered in plastic sheeting.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

After passing through the warehouse and picking up their purchases, customers will arrive at the checkout area, now covered in plastic sheeting.

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Chairs wait to taken to their displays near the warehouse.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Chairs wait to taken to their displays near the warehouse.

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As Ikea customers exit the showroom, they will enter this warehouse where they can pick up the items they want to purchase in flat-pack boxes . The area now is being used to store items being built for the store.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

As Ikea customers exit the showroom, they will enter this warehouse where they can pick up the items they want to purchase in flat-pack boxes . The area now is being used to store items being built for the store.

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This area will offer frozen and other foods sold in the restaurant for customers to take home.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

This area will offer frozen and other foods sold in the restaurant for customers to take home.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Latisha Bracy of Ikea public relations shows off a room of covered sofas.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Latisha Bracy of Ikea public relations shows off a room of covered sofas.

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Each area of the store has a plan designed at the corporate level. All the fixtures have to be assembled, just like merchandise purchased by customers.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Each area of the store has a plan designed at the corporate level. All the fixtures have to be assembled, just like merchandise purchased by customers.

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Some displays now have furniture, but no decorations.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Some displays now have furniture, but no decorations.

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Ikea store manager Leontyne Green Sykes and Joseph Roth of Ikea public affairs.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Ikea store manager Leontyne Green Sykes and Joseph Roth of Ikea public affairs.

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Joseph Roth of Ikea public affairs said some of the furniture sold in the store is manufactured in the U.S.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Joseph Roth of Ikea public affairs said some of the furniture sold in the store is manufactured in the U.S.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Ikea sells everything from kitchen cabinets to pots and pans.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Ikea sells everything from kitchen cabinets to pots and pans.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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When kids tour the store with their parents, they can be distracted with these play centers.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

When kids tour the store with their parents, they can be distracted with these play centers.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Chairs and tables are stacked against the windows of the Ikea restaurant.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Chairs and tables are stacked against the windows of the Ikea restaurant.

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The Ikea restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature Swedish specialties, like meatballs.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

The Ikea restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature Swedish specialties, like meatballs.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Ikea sells everything from appliances to pots and pans.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Ikea sells everything from appliances to pots and pans.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Plans show guide workers building the displays.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Plans show guide workers building the displays.

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Assembling Ikea furniture takes a lot of tools - and battery power.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Assembling Ikea furniture takes a lot of tools - and battery power.

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Some parts of the Ikea store have yet to be stocked.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Some parts of the Ikea store have yet to be stocked.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Hundreds of workers are building and stocking the store.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Hundreds of workers are building and stocking the store.

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Ikea store manager Leontyne Green Sykes, left, along with Latisha Bracy and Joseph Roth, both with Ikea public affairs, show off the warehouse at the store under construction at I- 295 and Gate Parkway. (Photos by Monty Zickuhr)

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Ikea store manager Leontyne Green Sykes, left, along with Latisha Bracy and Joseph Roth, both with Ikea public affairs, show off the warehouse at the store under construction at I- 295 and Gate Parkway. (Photos by Monty Zickuhr)

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While forklifts are used to restock the shelves, they are never used when customers are present for safety reasons.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

While forklifts are used to restock the shelves, they are never used when customers are present for safety reasons.

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Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

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Ikea store manager Leontyne Green Sykes.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

Ikea store manager Leontyne Green Sykes.

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The exit and customer loading area for the store.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

The exit and customer loading area for the store.

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The entrance to Ikea is on the facing left side of the building.

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 |

The entrance to Ikea is on the facing left side of the building.

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