Haparanda Ikea Update

According to Finnish national broadcaster YLE, Ikea started construction of its new store in Tornio-Haparanda yesterday (Monday, Aug 29). The bad news is that the store is now scheduled to open only at Christmas next year, not next summer as I had been led to believe. :( A spokesperson said that they expect one million visitors every year. Jesus, there are barely a million people in all of northern Sweden, Finland, and Norway combined. That said, I'm pretty sure every one of them will be visiting the Ikea store.

Posted on August 30, 2005 and filed under Finland, Flat, North.