IKEA will open San Francisco store on August 23rd; 52,000-sq-ft 'city format' store will showcase designed spaces that represent 'city living' solutions reflecting the unique needs of San Franciscans

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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania , August 8, 2023 (press release) –

IKEA continues its journey to become more affordable, accessible and convenient with new store format in Downtown San Francisco

 Today, IKEA U.S. announced the opening date for the much-anticipated IKEA San Francisco store. The new location will officially welcome customers on Wednesday, August 23rd at 11 am PST. IKEA San Francisco at 945 Market Street will be part of a new meeting place from Ingka Centres, a global developer and operator of retail-led destinations which is part of Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer. As the anchor for the new meeting place, IKEA San Francisco is the first retail space to open in the building. The city format store makes the IKEA experience even more affordable, accessible and convenient for San Franciscans.  

“We are so excited to open the doors of our new IKEA store to our neighbors in the San Francisco area,” said Arda Akalin, IKEA San Francisco Market Manager. “We appreciate the excitement and support from the community and can’t wait for our customers to experience the new store full of affordable home furnishings and solutions that reflect who San Franciscans are and how they live.”

IKEA San Francisco will introduce shoppers into a world of inspiration with over 52,000 square feet of space across three levels of the building, including 27 fully furnished room settings to explore. These thoughtfully designed spaces will showcase “city living” solutions reflecting the unique everyday needs of San Franciscans. In-store, customers will be able to purchase and take home a range of 2,500 smaller home furnishing accessories and special collection items that will focus on affordability, sustainability and small-space living. Larger furniture items, like couches and bookshelves, will be available to order for home delivery along with the entire range of IKEA products. For even more convenience, TaskRabbit has partnered with Lugg to deliver IKEA items the same or next day from IKEA San Francisco.

The IKEA San Francisco store will also offer the IKEA Buy Back & resell service for IKEA Family members looking to retire some of their IKEA furniture and help pave the way towards sustainable living. IKEA San Francisco will buy back select IKEA furniture products in return for store credit. The furniture will be given a second life through resale in the store’s As-Is section, which provides more affordable and sustainable options for customers.

“We are thrilled to welcome IKEA at our future meeting place with its first city store in San Francisco. Together with IKEA, we will play our part and contribute to revitalizing Market Street, and the neighborhood by creating an appealing meeting place for the local communities,” said Miia Kautovaara, Ingka Centres Meeting Place Manager in San Francisco. Ingka Centres recently announced plans for the meeting place which will soon offer visitors a flexible co-working space Hej!Workshop with Industrious, a non-conventional foodhall and a multipurpose space. 

IKEA has been in the San Francisco market since opening IKEA Emeryville in April 2000, followed by IKEA East Palo Alto in August of 2003. IKEA San Francisco strengthens the IKEA presence in the community and benefits from its proximity to convenient transportation hubs. Customers can visit via bus, BART, tram or paid parking, ensuring that IKEA remains accessible and convenient for San Franciscans.

Grand Opening Day
Just before 11 am PST on August 23rd, IKEA San Francisco will host co-workers and city officials for a short ribbon cutting ceremony.  This will take place on site at 945 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. On grand opening day, IKEA customers can enjoy games, workshops, giveaways, and the opportunity to become IKEA Family Members for more exclusive perks throughout the day. 

For more information, please contact: IKEA U.S. Press Office press.us@ikea.com

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