Melbourne got its second IKEA store back in September, and now it's Sydney's turn. The new Sydney store in Tempe opens at 10am today, which will doubtless come as a blessed relief to eastern suburbs types who have found the trip to Rhodes a cultural shock to the system.
Picture by jicachu
IKEA's long-term view is that each store serves a population of one million, and those of us with long memories can recall when it did have three stores in Sydney (at Moore Park, Blacktown and Gordon). The Rhodes store is going to remain my preferred location, but for those in the south or east, Tempe is clearly a more appealing option when it's time for some IKEA hacking. Between now and November 20, IKEA is also running shuttle buses from Sydenham station to try and minimise parking crowds.