July 9, 2013

Home furnishings giant IKEA will break ground on Tuesday, July 9, for its Kansas City-area store in Merriam, Kan.

When the new 359,000-sq.-ft. store opens fall 2014 on 19 acres along the eastern side of Interstate-35 and Johnson Drive, it will be the 40th IKEA store in the United States. 

This future IKEA store will feature three model home interiors, 50 room-settings, a supervised children’s play area and a 450-seat restaurant.

October 1, 2012

With an anticipated opening in fall 2014, the 349,000-sq.-ft. proposed IKEA store would be built along the eastern side of Interstate-35 at the Johnson Drive exit on 18 acres to be purchased from DDR Corp.

Merriam, Kan., is about eight miles southwest of Kansas City, Mo.

May 23, 2011

IKEA officially plugged in the solar energy system installed at its future Denver-area store opening July 27, 2011, in Centennial, Colo.  

The 60,000-sq.-ft. array consists of a 498-kW system, built with 2,212 panels.  

IKEA Centennial’s solar program will produce approximately 740,000 kWh of electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing at least 564 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 100 cars or powering 62 homes yearly.

July 15, 2008

Bulgaria has been chosen as the site of the IKEA store because of the increased...

February 27, 2008

The store is slated to open in spring 2009, and will be the 36th IKEA...