IKEA opens new Burbank store
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IKEA opens new Burbank store

IKEA opens new Burbank store

More than a thousand people wait in line outside IKEA, which opened the doors to its new Burbank location — the largest IKEA store in North America, at 456,000 square feet — on Wednesday. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
IKEA opens new Burbank store

Shoppers wait in a snaking line for the opening of IKEA’s new Burbank store. Some people started lining up at midnight. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
IKEA opens new Burbank store

IKEA sales associates Juergen Isemeyer, from left, Michelle McCracken, Vanessa Melgar and Stephanie De Leon join about 575 coworkers for festivities outside the new Burbank store. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
IKEA opens new Burbank store

The line snakes around the parking lot outside IKEA’s new Burbank store. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
IKEA opens new Burbank store

The first shoppers enter IKEA’s massive Burbank store on Wednesday morning. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
IKEA opens new Burbank store

IKEA merchandiser Maria Seminiano, left, joins coworkers to greet the first shoppers. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
IKEA opens new Burbank store

IKEA sales associates Michelle McCracken, from left, Vanessa Melgar and Stephanie De Leon join coworkers outside as more than a thousand people line up to enter the new Burbank store. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
IKEA opens new Burbank store

Matthew Noah, left, and Andreas Pantazis join hands as IKEA workers greet the first shoppers into the store. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
IKEA opens new Burbank store

The first shoppers stream into the Burbank store on Wednesday morning. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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