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Ikea reopening Wednesbury store reopen on June 1

By Jordan Reynolds | Wednesbury | Business | Published:

Ikea is reopening its Wednesbury store on June 1 after closing all its UK stores during the coronavirus lockdown.

Ikea in Wednesbury is reopening on June 1

The stores, including the Ikea off Junction 9 of the M6, will reopen with reduced hours but the restaurants and play areas will remain closed.

The homewear giant follows in the footsteps of retailers like Dunelm which has a store off Birchley Island in Oldbury.

Homebase and B&Q have seen large queues since they reopened stores amid a DIY boom during lockdown.

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New social distancing measures will be implemented at Ikea including a queueing system outside to manage entry, hand sanitisers throughout the store, extra cleaning, new protective screens at key points such as checkouts and only cashless payments will be accepted.

The Bistro will be open for takeaways, and the Swedish Food Market will be open. ​

The stores will be reopening from June 1 from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

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But the Coventry store, which was earmarked for closure this summer, will not reopen on June 1.

On the website it says: "We have also taken the difficult decision not to reopen our Coventry store to customers, previously planned to close this summer.

"We’d like to thank our hard-working co-workers in Coventry for their enormous contribution in the 13 years we were open there. "

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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