IKEA Nixes Plans for 289,000 SF Store in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Swedish furniture giant IKEA has nixed its plans to build a 289,000-square-foot store in Fort Worth, according to an emailed statement sent to the Dallas Business Journal. The store was slated to be part of a 478,000-square-foot development. Construction was scheduled to begin this year with the store targeting summer 2019 for opening. According to the statement and industry sources, the abandoning of the project stems from a changing retail landscape, not an issue with financing or incentives from the city.