Date set for Ikea Umeå opening

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The doors of the new Umeå Ikea store opens 26 February 2016. three weeks before the adjacent shopping center.

It will be a very climate friendly store,  heated and cooled with geothermal heating and all lighting is LED. Ikea Umeå will, together with all other Ikea Group stores and buildings in the Nordic region, completely energy independent by its own wind parks in Dalarna and Härjedalen.

The countdown has begun for employees in total will be around 200 when recruitment is clear. Most of the employees begins around the end of the year.

”It’s fantastic that my colleagues and I now have an opening date to count down to. We look forward to February 26 when we can meet our customers and share our decorating skills and showcase our warehouse full of solutions and inspiration for life at home in the Umeå region,” says Mari Gustafsson, store manager Ikea Umeå in a press release.

Umeå municipality has arranged a new bus service between central Umeå and the retail trade area that will go every 15 minutes, starting from 1 February.

The shopping center with its 90 stores, integrated with Ikea store opens about three weeks later on 17 March 2016.