Columbus IKEA to open June 7


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IKEA announced that its future Columbus store will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Customers can begin lining-up at the store on Monday, June 5, 2017 – 48 hours in advance of the doors’ opening – and soon can learn of more grand opening plans and promotions at IKEA-USA.com/Columbus. It will be the Swedish company’s second store in Ohio, and 44th in the U.S., with the closest IKEA stores in: West Chester, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and Canton, MI; or online at IKEA-USA.com.

“We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress made to date, and believe we can complete the remaining milestones and interior build-up by early-June. Besides furnishing our store, we also are focused on continuing recruitment and training of all the coworkers joining the IKEA family,” noted David Garcia, store manager of the future IKEA Columbus. “We look forward to introducing Central Ohio customers to a whole new way of shopping for the home.”

The 354,000-square-foot future IKEA Columbus and its 1,200 parking spaces is being built on 33 acres at the northeastern corner of Interstate-71 and Gemini Place in the Polaris Centers of Commerce. The store will reflect the unique architectural design for which IKEA is known worldwide, and includes one of Ohio’s largest rooftop solar arrays, consistent with the solar presence at 90% of IKEA U.S. locations.

IKEA Columbus will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 450-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as American dishes and more sustainable options. Other family-friendly features include a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the Showroom, baby care rooms, play areas throughout the store and preferred parking.

In addition to the more than 500 jobs created from construction, approximately 300 coworkers will have joined the IKEA family when the new store opens. Diverse positions at this employer of choice are still available in: sales, customer service, cashiers, goods flow, receiving, warehouse and stock replenishment. Also, among its total coworkers, IKEA Columbus offers more than 60 food service opportunities in its Restaurant, Swedish Foodmarket, Café Bistro and coworker cafeteria. Interested candidates should visit IKEA-USA.com to apply.

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at affordable prices. IKEA incorporates responsible social practices and sustainability into its business model, and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. There are currently more than 390 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 43 in the U.S. IKEA has been ranked among “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

New Rome-Hilliard Dollar General

Major discount retailer celebrates relocation with grand opening on April 22

Dollar General will have a grand opening in its newly-relocated store at 3150 Hilliard & Rome Road 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22.

Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.

The new store will continue to provide customers with the same value and convenience they have come to rely on, just in a different location.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our Columbus customers will continue to enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General’s new location features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping easier and simpler for customers. Some of the store’s new features include seasonal products featured in the center of the store, easily recognizable departments with visible signage and coolers that are more conveniently located at the front of the store.

Tennessee-based Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health and beauty care products.

Soft Surroundings returns to Ohio

First Columbus Store Set To Open At Easton Town Center

Soft Surroundings, a leading luxury lifestyle brand for busy women of all ages, maintains its dedication to providing an extraordinary shopping experience by announcing plans to open a new location at Easton Town Center in Columbus, OH. This will be the retailer’s third store in Ohio, and first in the Columbus area.

Soft Surroundings is committed to helping their customers look and feel their best by providing stylish and comfortable clothing, accessories, beauty and home goods while giving them an effortless shopping experience. The brand is best known for their extremely soft fabrics, global inspiration, customer service and convenience. Most of the apparel and home goods are designed exclusively by and for the brand and the beauty department will feature complimentary cosmetic and skincare consultations as well as regular beauty events.

“We couldn’t be happier to return to Ohio once again with our newest location at Easton Town Center in Columbus,” said Sr. Vice President of Retail, Danny Boddy. “Our brand is all about slowing down life’s rigorous pace and taking the time to rejuvenate and take care of one’s self. We feel strongly that this is something that the women throughout the Columbus region can relate to and we are excited to give them an opportunity to experience what we are all about. Our passion for customer service and the integrity of our brand gives us the ability to share our story and hopefully make our customers’ lives a little more fulfilled and enjoyable.”

The Columbus location will be the 48th store for Soft Surroundings and is one of 16 new stores planned for 2017, their largest expansion year to date. An all-day Grand Opening event is scheduled for Friday, May 5th, featuring complimentary sweet treats, drinks and specialized beauty treatments for all who attend. Additionally, the first one-hundred customers in line for the 10am opening will receive a special Soft Surroundings Gift Bag filled with incredible products.

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Soft Surroundings is a lifestyle brand and retailer of women’s apparel, home, and beauty products. Releasing its first catalog in 1999, Soft Surroundings has been dedicated to making women look and feel their best ever since. Having experienced record growth in its online and catalog channels, Soft Surroundings opened its first retail location in St. Louis, MO in 2005. With current retail locations from coast to coast and many more on the horizon, Soft Surroundings is continuing to expand its retail division nationally to meet the needs of its many devoted customers. Visit Soft Surroundings online at www.softsurroundings.com.

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