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IKEA to Open New Store in Kansas
May 03, 2013

Deft, Netherlands-based IKEA will open a Kansas City, Mo.-area store in Merriam, Kan. The store, slated to open in fall 2014, will increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the Midwest. The company also operates stores in the region in Centennial, Colo.; Frisco, Texas; Bloomington, Minn.; and Bolingbrook and Schaumburg, Ill. Plans for 359,000-sq.-ft. IKEA Merriam include nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area and a 450-seat restaurant. Currently, IKEA operates more than 340 stores in 41 countries, including 38 stores in the United States.