The store will be located at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Junction Boulevard in 115,000-square-feet of space once occupied by Sears.
Ikea already has a store in Brooklyn, as well as the Manhattan Planning Studio that opened in April.
“With a growing community of more than 900,000 households, Queens was a natural next destination for IKEA in New York City,” said Leontyne Green Sykes, chief operating officer of IKEA Retail U.S. “We know that more than half of Queens’ residents travel via public transportation, and we selected Rego Park for this new store concept to meet the unique needs of this customer.”
Ikea Queens will be the first store in the country to feature a new layout. There will be thousands of Ikea products for purchase, and larger furniture will be on display and available for delivery and assembly.
Ikea recently opened a customer fulfillment center in Staten Island to deliver products to customers in the New York City market.
“It’s an exciting time for Ikea as we enter this next phase of our expansion into major cities in the U.S.,” said Javier Quiñones, president and chief sustainability officer of Ikea Retail U.S. “We are passionate about life at home and energized by the opportunity to collaborate with New Yorkers to create a new experience that is both easy to access and shop.”