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StampinSulli 06-03-2006 08:01 AM

IKEA opens in Michigan
 
Hi,
I live about three blocks from the newest IKEA store in Canton, Michigan. I thought that it was opening on June 7 but drove by and saw that the parking lot and the overflow parking lot across the street were full. I guess the offical opening is Wednesday. That's when they offer all the free stuff and drawings.

Just thought I would let everyone know. Some may want to avoid the area in the next few weeks but today everything was flowing smoothly on the nearby roads.

I will go there soon, I just have my DH drop me off and call him to come get me when I am all shopped out.

If I see any of those CD holders that work for our stamp pads, I'll buy as many as I can afford then post here. I'll charge cost plus shipping.

If anyone is interested, you can PM me.

Have a nice weekend.

Julesiana 06-03-2006 09:49 AM

Have fun for me!! It is still a four hour drive for me. I have some ideas for organization for ds's room from there.

sarsah 06-03-2006 10:06 AM

IKEA in Atlanta has been open for about a year and it is still crazy busy like that pretty much every day. I've only been twice, but it is a great store and I'm looking forward to my in-laws watching my kids (or my youngest finally being potty trained -- so my boys can go in the supervised play area) so I can shop in peace!!

I've been happy with everything I've purchased from IKEA and have been happy with all of them.

Happy Shopping!
Sarah Bell
Hiram, GA

stampin8mom 06-03-2006 10:29 AM

I just googled this, and Canton is only an hour away from Toledo!! I just may have to take a trip soon. Thanks for posting this!

Kathy

indyemmert 06-03-2006 10:30 AM

When the one in Minneapolis opened, people lined up outside a couple of days ahead of time! I remember that it was just crazy busy for several months. BTW, it's the Stackbo DVD holder that you're looking for. When I got mine, they took the display one off the wall for me because it was the only one left!

mdavies 06-03-2006 10:59 AM

I was one of those crazy shoppers today! It is actually open for friends & family of the workers....It was complete chaos but a lot of fun!! Believe it or not, I only spent $22!! Gotta save for the new catalog :0)

Theresa Romani 06-03-2006 12:35 PM

My brother and his wife live in Canton. I'll have to tell them. We have one here in College Park and it is so nice not to have to drive for hours to get to one anymore.

sarsah 06-03-2006 01:07 PM

They are kind of a strange company that way -- I had requested catalogs from them for several YEARS and they always told me that all the catalogs for my zip code had already been sent out so they couldn't send me one <huh?????>. A friends sister lives in Chicago so she got a bunch and send them to down to us here in Atlanta. The store was worth the wait, however!

Sarah Bell
Hiram, GA

Quote:

Originally Posted by gale
I'm jealous!! I've been asking for a couple of years for them to open one in the Indy area, but they keep telling me they only have plans to open stores where they already have a presence. What sense does that make?? Oh well. Hope you have fun shopping!

btw what are these cd holders? I haven't heard about them.


joosterhse 06-03-2006 01:15 PM

The father of one of my students is a cop in Canton and said he is working 96 hours next week with the opening of the IKEA. I asked if he had pull and could get me in :) ! I liveabout 45 minutes from it. I will wait to go later when the crowds arn't as crazy (a year or two)!
Let us know what good bargains there are
Jennie

JulieHRR 06-03-2006 02:32 PM

There's an IKEA in South Seattle/Tukwila. I've only bee 3x, but every time was so much FUN!!!! I wish I were close to it; then again, mebbe good thing I'm not. I would so go BROKE!!! I could LIVE in that place. And, I like the swedish meatballs at the cafe, too! :oops: :grin:

Debra 06-03-2006 02:44 PM

They need to hurry and get over to Portage!!!!

mgal 06-03-2006 03:29 PM

Thank you for the heads up! I'll have to find a babysitter for Wednesday and go shopping! I live just outside of Ann Arbor...until 20 minutes away.

crazycatstamper 06-03-2006 03:34 PM

I was just at our Ikea (West Sacramento) today. They had the DVD holders back in. They are called STAKEBO DVD item # 600.775.72 and they are $4.99 each. They hold 17 stamp pads and mount on the wall with 2 screws (not included). HTH

countrykids 06-04-2006 04:25 AM

how far is it from the windsor border. The closet ikea to me so far is 3 hours away and I go about once or twice a year there

kulat4 06-04-2006 04:54 AM

Ikea's wooden DVD holders fit our ink pads perfectly! You hang them on the wall and you are set. You will go crazy for all of their storage stuff you can use for your stamps!

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...00&ppuser=3900

This is a picture of my ink pad holder from Ikea. Take a ton of $$$ with you!

Julesiana 06-04-2006 04:55 AM

From the Ambassador Bridge, I would say about a half hour, maybe a little longer from the tunnel. Depending on traffic, of course!!

albrennick 06-04-2006 05:55 AM

*green* I am about 3.5 hours away............Whaaaaaa!!! Have Fun!!

Theresa Romani 06-04-2006 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mgal
Thank you for the heads up! I'll have to find a babysitter for Wednesday and go shopping! I live just outside of Ann Arbor...until 20 minutes away.

M Go Blue!:mrgreen: Can you tell where I graduated from, lol?

GMC 06-04-2006 01:04 PM

I see a field trip in the near future...only a 40 minute drive to get there! :^)

Stampinsue 06-04-2006 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StampinSulli
Hi,
I live about three blocks from the newest IKEA store in Canton, Michigan. I thought that it was opening on June 7 but drove by and saw that the parking lot and the overflow parking lot across the street were full. I guess the offical opening is Wednesday. That's when they offer all the free stuff and drawings.

Just thought I would let everyone know. Some may want to avoid the area in the next few weeks but today everything was flowing smoothly on the nearby roads.

I will go there soon, I just have my DH drop me off and call him to come get me when I am all shopped out.

If I see any of those CD holders that work for our stamp pads, I'll buy as many as I can afford then post here. I'll charge cost plus shipping.

If anyone is interested, you can PM me.

Have a nice weekend.


I live about three blocks from the new IKEA in Canton too!! My daughter's MIL got to go on Saturday. They opened it up for the press and she was able to get tickets through a friend who works for a newspaper.

I was thinking the same thing-- having my husband drop me off and come back for me!! They are allowing people to camp out starting on Monday for the opening on Wednesday. Too crazy!!

We will be avoiding Ford Rd. at all cost next week. We can go down Lilley from our house and go in the back way by Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

cwby694u 06-04-2006 09:19 PM

Interesting that IKEA is just coming into the US this last couple years. We have had IKEA in Canada forever...Usually the US gets the great stores first, and we wait years for them. I wonder if Canada will ever get a MACY'S or TARGET??? Anyhoo, IKEA is a great store, they also have a great catalogue and should ship anywhere in the US if they have stores there now. P.S. very easy to get lost in this store, you may want to pack a lunch or better yet find the cafe inside, great food and very cheap.

kulat4 06-05-2006 05:35 AM

You will definitely need to take home a pack of cinnamon rolls from the cafe', they are great!!! We go to ikea about once a month, and ALWAYS find something to buy. My home is slowly tunring into an Ikea showroom! :) My craft table and chairs are all from Ikea, it seat s up to 10 people, and was well worth the $$$$. Have fun, and have lunch in the restuarant, it's really cheap!

Juli 06-05-2006 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kulat4
Ikea's wooden DVD holders fit our ink pads perfectly! You hang them on the wall and you are set. You will go crazy for all of their storage stuff you can use for your stamps!

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...00&ppuser=3900

This is a picture of my ink pad holder from Ikea. Take a ton of $$$ with you!

Okay, NOW I see why so many people here seem to be nuts over Ikea. I've been to one an hour from my house and thought "this place sucks, why does everyone think its so great?". But that stamp pad thing may warrant a visit! :)

StampinSulli 06-05-2006 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stampinsue
I live about three blocks from the new IKEA in Canton too!! My daughter's MIL got to go on Saturday. They opened it up for the press and she was able to get tickets through a friend who works for a newspaper.

I was thinking the same thing-- having my husband drop me off and come back for me!! They are allowing people to camp out starting on Monday for the opening on Wednesday. Too crazy!!

We will be avoiding Ford Rd. at all cost next week. We can go down Lilley from our house and go in the back way by Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

You must live close to me. I know the back way to Bed, Bath and Beyond but I think it will become an overflow parking lot for the next few weeks.

With all the construction around Ford, Sheldon and Warren, it will be a traffic nightmare for a few weeks.

indyemmert 06-05-2006 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Juli
Okay, NOW I see why so many people here seem to be nuts over Ikea. I've been to one an hour from my house and thought "this place sucks, why does everyone think its so great?". But that stamp pad thing may warrant a visit! :)

The reason people like IKEA is because they have cool stylish stuff that is CHEAP! And they have lots of stuff you can stamp on/with. They have wall clocks that you can stamp on the face to decorate for just a few bucks, and here is the link to some magazine holders that I bought there and decorated.
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=41992

Tami Gadd 06-05-2006 06:34 AM

Another great thing Ikea has is the cork coasters that fit perfectly under a
4x4 tumbled marble tile for the coasters, In Canada they are 12 for $2.99 or $3.99 I forget. I have organized my whole Stampin Studio with Ikea book cases, If you can go to scratch and dent it is amazing what you can get for cheap. I wanted the Billy bookcases and I was going to wait to buy them but my husband checked out scratch and dent, they had the three I wanted in the color I wanted for 1/2 of the regular cost. There were a few blemishes but no big deal.

Great stocking stuffers too. And I use their file boxes for storage, they come in tons of styles. Check out their shadow box frames as well.

The closest ones to me are Edmonton and Calgary which both and the huge ones. Have fun Tami

Stampinsue 06-05-2006 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StampinSulli
You must live close to me. I know the back way to Bed, Bath and Beyond but I think it will become an overflow parking lot for the next few weeks.

With all the construction around Ford, Sheldon and Warren, it will be a traffic nightmare for a few weeks.

Yes, I live at Warren and Lilley. Where do you live?

Isn't it crazy all of the construction? Like they didn't know IKEA was opening. We had all the construction on Ford Rd. last year and now they are tearing it up again.

Hindto 06-05-2006 01:28 PM

Neighbors of Ikea too!
 
I live at Hanford and Winter Drive---basically just E of LIlley and just north of Greenwood. So we are about 1 block from Ikea. Yes, dreading the traffic...however.....someone who loves SCS...that lives so close.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds too good to be true! Interested in stamping sometime?

StampinSulli 06-05-2006 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stampinsue
Yes, I live at Warren and Lilley. Where do you live?

Isn't it crazy all of the construction? Like they didn't know IKEA was opening. We had all the construction on Ford Rd. last year and now they are tearing it up again.

I'm off of Saltz between Sheldon (construction) and Lilley.

I grew up near Miller school, off of Hanford between Sheldon and Lilley.

My Step-mom & sister live west of Lilley, South of Warren in Bainbridge Apartments, off of Foxthorn.

We defenintely need to get together and stamp! I would love to meet some other SU demos.

StampinSulli 06-05-2006 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hindto
I live at Hanford and Winter Drive---basically just E of LIlley and just north of Greenwood. So we are about 1 block from Ikea. Yes, dreading the traffic...however.....someone who loves SCS...that lives so close.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds too good to be true! Interested in stamping sometime?

Most definitely need to get together and stamp!!!!

Hindto 06-05-2006 01:36 PM

That is a mess....at Warren. WOW. Are you a SU demo? YOu can PM me anytime and maybe we could hook up!

Stampinsue 06-05-2006 06:26 PM

I love to have both of you girls over to stamp. i have a stamp room in my basement. Please email me and we can arrange something. I live in the Canton Forest Condos east of Lilley and south of Warren.

AmandaCalloway 06-06-2006 08:56 AM

My DH and I drove to Atlanta last month to go to Ikea. Well the drive home was intersting considering I have a Bettle Convertible and the backseat was packed with boxes and our seats would not go back at all. I found some more things for my scrap room. The best was a floor mat for my chair with flowers all over it! Love it. Love Ikea. I want one near me.

sma499 06-06-2006 10:46 AM

I see a trip to the Detroit area in my future . . . :)

McStamper 06-06-2006 10:54 AM

I live in Farmington Hills, I think I will wait a week or so and then spend the day there. I used to live out east and loved to go to the Ikea near Philidelphia. It was always a big treat!

Mahloumel 06-06-2006 12:25 PM

My friends and I used to joke that there ought to be a minister at the door of IKEA to acknowledge the committment signified by a young males accompanying their GFs there.

Kauai17 06-06-2006 01:12 PM

They are building an IKEA here in N. Round Rock....I can't wait. Love that place!!!!


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