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Ikea Camper's Diary: The Handout Situation

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Ikea, the retail chain that will certainly change the face of sleepy Red Hook, is opening in two day's time. As fans camp out underneath the store in wait, The Life Vicarious scribe Adam Robb, who's fifth in line, is blogging for Racked from the scene.

The first tents pitched

There are still only 19 people in line, and photogenic couples are in short supply. Ikea's begun handing out water bottles. People trying to give campers promotional freebies are being denied: Kosher snacks from Ike & Sam Kettle Corn among them. We're thinking about setting up our tent, but word is it's much hotter inside one of those things than outside. Perhaps later.
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