Monday, February 2, 2009

In Spite of Economy, Brooklyn IKEA Seems To Be Thriving

If Saturday's crowd was any indication, the sour economy hasn't hurt Brooklyn's IKEA all that much. In spite of the bus and ferry cutbacks, customers were rumbling through Red Hook's big box like a herd of buffalo.

The garage was full and the cafeteria was packed. (The photo above shows the cafeteria at about 3:30 p.m., after the lunch rush.)

The checkout lines were quite manageable, however. Our wait was about 15 minutes, on the short side for IKEA.

Sales at the privately-held company rose 7 percent in its latest financial year, according to Reuters, though its top executive was quoted as saying "the global economic slowdown is weighing on the retailer."

Photo by MK Metz

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Photos by MK Metz

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wh said...

The economy isn't really hurting WalMart either, they are both low end retailers.

Anonymous said...

I was there on Saturday morning because they had free breakfast until 1030am. IT was very calm despite being busy in the cafeteria. The store was pretty quiet though. Not a minute wait at checkout.