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Ikea Windsor: New store opened Monday

While the store is not a full-fledged Ikea, customers can still have access to a limited assortment of products available for immediate takeaway.
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and Ikea Canada president Stefan Sjostrand pose for a selfie to celebrate Ikea's opening in Windsor. (Amy Dodge/CBC)

Ikea's pick-up and order location in Windsor opened for business at 10 a.m. Monday

Media got a sneak peek of the store, located in the former Future Shop on Walker Road.

While the store is not a full-fledged Ikea, customers are able to buy services to support their purchases, sit at a computer station to browse www.IKEA.ca to make online purchases, as well as having access to a limited assortment of products available for immediate takeaway. Orders take about three days to arrive.

It has been six months since Ikea announced it would have a presence in Windsor.

The store employs 31 people and is 30,623 square feet in size.

It's Ikea's fifth Canadian pick-up and order location.

"The company sees potential growth in opening pick-up and order points, a format which is part of a global test pilot in markets where there are currently no stores, ensuring Ikea is accessible to more people, faster," the company said in a news release Monday.

The closest Canadian Ikea store to Windsor is located in Burlington.

There's an Ikea in Canton, Mich., about a 45-minute car ride – and bridge or tunnel fare – away.

Windsorites took to Twitter to celebrate the store's announcement back in October 2015.

Last month, Ikea sent promotional mailers to Windsor residents, but they mistakenly said the new location is at the site of the former GM transmission plant on Walker Road, near Seminole Street.

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