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In late March, team Racked and team Curbed ventured to Red Hook to take a hard-hat tour of the 346,000-square-foot Ikea store at 1 Beard Street. Since then, work has been humming along as the staff readies for the June 18 opening. With a month or so to go until the full reveal, we headed back for another look at the blue and yellow housewares mecca.
Progress has clearly been made: outside the store, most of the trees and grass are in place, benches are scattered about the waterfront and lighting is set up. Inside, hundreds of staffers are unpacking merchandise and setting up room displays. We'll be bringing you coverage from inside and outside the store throughout the day, so settle in—it's going to be quite a ride.
· All Racked Ikea Red Hook coverage [Racked]