Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Feb. 13 Grand Opening of San Antonio-area IKEA

Rendering of Live Oak location - COURTESY OF IKEA
Courtesy of IKEA
Rendering of Live Oak location
The highly-anticipated IKEA location in Live Oak is weeks from opening its doors — and it looks like the Swedish company is just as excited as its local fans.

The big blue store will host a grand opening Wednesday, February 13. Customers can start lining up for the event at 5 a.m., though doors don't officially open until 9 a.m. Giveaways, entertainment and activities will all be part of the celebration.

The opening festivities also will include a traditional Scandinavian ceremony. Instead of cutting a ribbon, IKEA officials will saw a log.

Once doors open, fans will be able to explore the store's 50 room displays and three model home interiors. The 289,000-square-foot building will showcase more than 10,000 products.

But some will be more excited for the 359-seat restaurant, which includes a bistro, Swedish food market and staff cafeteria. The eatery, which features IKEA's prized Swedish meatballs, opens 30 minutes before the store (except on opening day).

IKEA must be expecting a big turnout. In addition to the store's 1,000 parking spaces, the grand opening will include overflow parking with shuttle service.
Location Details

IKEA Live Oak

1000 IKEA RBFCU Parkway, Live Oak Universal City

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