Though some Winnipeggers seem opposed to the idea, or to the company, or to its products, IKEA appears to be finally coming to Winnipeg. My family was shopping at IKEA for decades before this — we just had to go to Calgary or Edmonton to do it. It seems we weren’t the only ones. Pooh-pooh the idea of cheap furniture all you want, but this can only be a good indicator of Winnipeg’s economic health.
Consider that it was once a city too cheap for IKEA. This was what Winnipeg furniture stores were like in my day: