CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY AREA IKEA!!!
Oh what a happy day. Swedish furniture goodness FINALLY arrives in the Kansas City area.
IKEA to Open in Kansas City Metro
Ikea to take place of vacant JoCo strip mall
An empty shopping center in the metro is set to be home to one of the most popular stores in the world, IKEA.
To wit . . .
MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE THIS IKEA WIN SIGNALS THAT THE KANSAS CITY AREA IS FINALLY MAJOR LEAGUE!!!
Real Talk . . . This place will attract more people and biz than the Downtown Toy Train ever could and that's why this is a MAJOR win for the Golden Ghetto.
Take a look at more details from the presser:
Swedish Retailer IKEA to Announce Plans for Kansas City-area Store
IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, will announce plans on Thursday morning for a proposed store in Merriam, KS. Currently anticipated to open in Fall 2014, the proposed IKEA Merriam would be the 1st IKEA store in Kansas and would increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the Midwestern United States.
There are only 38 IKEA stores in the U.S., and the closest ones to the Kansas City area are in Frisco, TX (to the south); Centennial, CO (to the west); Bloomington, MN (to the north); and two Chicago-area stores in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg, IL (to the east).
Additional details (store size, coworker opportunities, timing of process) about development of the store will be announced at the press conference.
Press Conference Visuals: Aerial, site plan and store rendering on display. Local officials and IKEA representatives to discuss the project. B-roll and photos of store interiors/exteriors available. IKEA products on display.
Note to TV Assignment Desks: B-roll and digital images of IKEA store interiors, as well as regarding the proposed store, will be available at press conference.
10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 27
6030 Eby Avenue, Merriam, Kansas 66202
(Site of the proposed store/development)
- The southeastern corner of Interstate-35 and Johnson Drive
- On property currently occupied by a vacant shopping center that would be demolished to make way for an IKEA store.
Merriam Mayor Ken Sissom and other city/local officials