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IKEA tour: From Billy bookshelves to meatballs

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The Free Press got a sneak peek inside the new IKEA store in Winnipeg Wednesday. The 390,000-square-foot store will have the grand opening to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

  • Ikea living room display  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Ikea living room display (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Alicia Zoffraniera from Ikea shows one of  50 room displays in the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday.    (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Alicia Zoffraniera from Ikea shows one of 50 room displays in the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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  • Workers unpack product in the Ikea kids area on the showroom level of the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Workers unpack product in the Ikea kids area on the showroom level of the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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  • Ikea kitchen display  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Ikea kitchen display (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Workers make things perfect  in the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Workers make things perfect in the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Map of second floor show room. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Map of second floor show room. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Ikea kitchen staff named Jimmy shows off the famous meatballs. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Ikea kitchen staff named Jimmy shows off the famous meatballs. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Ikea meatball plate
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    Ikea meatball plate (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Having something to eat in  the  new Ikea restaurant.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Having something to eat in the new Ikea restaurant. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Ikea Restaurant and cafe.
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    Ikea Restaurant and cafe. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • The Ikea Restaurant and Cafe
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    The Ikea Restaurant and Cafe (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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  • Ikea fabric display.
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    Ikea fabric display. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Living room section
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    Living room section (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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  • Workers move product as they set up  displays in the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Workers move product as they set up displays in the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Famous Ikea Billy bookcases in the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Famous Ikea Billy bookcases in the new Ikea Winnipeg Wednesday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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  • Cleaning staff work hard to make things perfect in the new Ikea.
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    Cleaning staff work hard to make things perfect in the new Ikea. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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  • Bedroom display  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Bedroom display (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Kids room display
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    Kids room display (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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