SWEDISH RETAILER IKEA PLANS TO OPEN ST. LOUIS STORE IN FALL 2015
ST. LOUIS — IKEA, an international home furnishings retailer, has submitted plans to the City of St. Louis for a store that would increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the Midwest. Slated to open in 2015, the 380,000-square-foot proposed IKEA store would be built along the northern side of I-64 near the Vandeventer Avenue exit. The store would also feature approximately 1,250 parking spaces. Currently, the closest IKEA stores are located in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg, Ill. A Kansas City-area store is currently under construction and on track to open in fall 2014.