IKEA submits plans to open Las Vegas store
IKEA announced it is submitting plans to Clark County, Nevada for a Las Vegas-area store that would increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the western United States.
Architectural rendering, proposed IKEA-Las Vegas.
The application marks the beginning of the governmental approval process that could lead to the store’s opening as early as summer 2016.
Located in the Spring Valley area of Clark County, approximately 13 miles southwest of downtown Las Vegas, the 351,000-square-foot proposed IKEA store and nearly 1,300 parking spaces would be built on 26 acres along the northern side of Interstate-215 at Durango Drive, near the intersection with Sunset Road. Store plans reflect the same architectural design for which IKEA stores are known worldwide. IKEA also will evaluate potential on-site power generation possibilities to complement its current U.S. renewable energy presence at nearly 90% of its U.S. locations.
“We look forward to continue growing our western U.S. presence with IKEA Las Vegas,” said IKEA U.S. CFO Rob Olson. “This accessible location would provide the already 101,000 Las Vegas-area customers a store of their own and introduce the unique IKEA shopping experience to other consumers throughout Clark County and Southern Nevada.”
In addition to the more than 500 jobs that are expected to be created during the construction phase, the retailer will hire approximately 300 workers when the new store opens.
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