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IKEA Opens In Centennial With Much Fanfare

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(credit: CBS)

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) — Colorado’s first IKEA store is open for business.

The Swedish retailer gave away free couches and chairs and other prizes for a certain number of customers waiting in line for the grand opening of its store in Centennial on Wednesday. Some people camped out for three nights.

Local police officers were hired to help monitor traffic on Wednesday around the Centennial store located at Interstate 25 and County Line Road.

IKEA hired 400 people to work in their 415,000 square foot store. This is the Swedish furniture retailer’s 38th store in the U.S.

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado’s honorary Swedish consul, Donald Peterson, attended the store’s opening.

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