Opening Day Memories of IKEA Merriam 2014

IKea Grand OpeningToday marks the anniversary of the Grand Opening of IKEA Merriam. I have never in my life camped out for any event and decided to get away from design-central (my desk), and go for it. was an experience I will never forget and will cherish for the rest of my life. This photo is from The Kansas City Star.






They entertained, fed and spoiled us with giveaways for a couple days. I won this cute little table in a contest and they gave us the rest of the items on the table. They also gave us an IKEA watch on opening day!





There were people camping with me that were from so many diverse backgrounds and doing it for so many reasons. Everyone had a story to tell and by the end of the wait, we had all grown to appreciate each other. Jokingly, we called each other by #3, #4, etc…The woman and child were #2 in line and the guy was #1. I was #3 and excited to be there:).





It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies, but I did take away a lot of wonderful memories and gained some new friends. Of course my new friend (#4) and the security guard are smiling. It is the morning of Opening Day!


As the day draws near to a new IKEA in St. Louis! As a Super Fan, I am getting more than excited for this day to come. I am still deciding on whether or not to camp out for this event. If I do, I hope to see you there! Watch for the next post where I will pass on some things that I learned from my great adventure at the Grand Opening of IKEA Merriam.


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