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.

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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!

 

 

 

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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:).

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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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