Swedish home goods retailer IKEA has announced plans for its first location in the Charlotte, N.C., area.
The store is slated to open in spring 2009, and will be the 36th IKEA store in the United States.
“Construction crews have begun preliminary site work such as clearing and grading, and we look forward to breaking ground officially in several months,” said Michael Maier, IKEA real estate manager, in a statement.
The 356,000-square-foot store will include 50 model room settings, three complete model home interiors and a 300-seat restaurant.
Further upcoming IKEA stores in the United States are planned for Brooklyn, N.Y.; Somerville, Mass.; Tampa, Fla.; and West Chester, Ohio.