IT has been long suspected but now confirmed, the Swedish kings of flatpack furniture are opening a Canberra store near the airport.
A gala ceremony is planned for Thursday May 8 to celebrate the official development application approval of the new ACT store featuring the IKEA Country Manager David Hood, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, and Swedish Ambassador to Australia, H E Mr Sven-Olof Petersson.
The new store will have an enormous impact on the Canberra furniture retail sector, not to mention the cottage industry of delivery vans hithero plying the Hume Highway.
The store is expected to be open to the public by September 2015.
Garema Place in Civic came alive today (June 21) for International Make Music Day when MusicACT threw a lunchtime concert called “Let Music Live” to protest against sound and planning laws, writes HELEN MUSA.