IKEA returns to Quebec City after 22 years

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume and IKEA manager Annika Lenoir cut the ribbon of the new store. In the background are Louis-Hébert MP Joël Lightbound (far left), Louis-Hébert MNA Geneviève Guibault (second from right) and Minister of Education, Sports and Leisure and MNA for Jean-Talon Sébastien Proulx (far right).

As early as 6 p.m. on Aug. 21, people lined up at the doors of the new IKEA store in Quebec City. More joined them for the night, and despite the heavy rain starting at 3 a.m., the pre-opening festivities began at 6 a.m. the next day.