So, here's an update on that IKEA Brooklyn story:
I blogged about New York City's first IKEA not offering bicycle directions on their web site - in fact offering no mention of visiting their store by bicycle at all. This is especially absurd when you see the beautiful new site Ride the City.
After contacting IKEA in every way I could find, and several times at that - the closest thing to a response to my actual question was this, the most recent email communication:
Date: Tue, Jun 3, 2008
Thank you for taking the time to contact us.
Unfortunately our store may not have a bicycle rack. We will forward your email to the appropriate department for review.
We do apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your inquiry.
IKEA Customer Care Center
I replied and haven't heard anything. Yeah, well - now we should be asking WHY? After all the concern about this IKEA creating traffic problems in the neighborhood and the impact of a big box store like this in New York City, they aren't going to have any bicycle racks? And quite honestly, I think the City of New York should be asking them.
But, in the meanwhile, I suggest we all go to IKEA's site now and ask them or even better give them a call and ask why they don't want your business...
IKEA Brooklyn: 718-246-4532