Shoppers eager to get a free $399 couch and other free items began lining up Monday, two days before the grand opening of the area's first Ikea store in Merriam. They found different ways to pass the time. Monica Murray (from left) of Kansas City, Kan., knitted, Michael Schultz of Olathe rested and Schultz' sister Dianne Boase of Olathe danced to Abba.
Shoppers eager to get a free $399 couch and other free items began lining up Monday, two days before the grand opening of the area's first Ikea store in Merriam. They found different ways to pass the time. Monica Murray (from left) of Kansas City, Kan., knitted, Michael Schultz of Olathe rested and Schultz' sister Dianne Boase of Olathe danced to Abba. JILL TOYOSHIBA The Kansas City Star
Shoppers eager to get a free $399 couch and other free items began lining up Monday, two days before the grand opening of the area's first Ikea store in Merriam. They found different ways to pass the time. Monica Murray (from left) of Kansas City, Kan., knitted, Michael Schultz of Olathe rested and Schultz' sister Dianne Boase of Olathe danced to Abba. JILL TOYOSHIBA The Kansas City Star

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