Ikea plans first Nevada store near Las Vegas
An architect’s rendering shows the planned Ikea store in the Las Vegas area, which could open as early as summer 2016.Ikea said it is planning a 351,000-square-foot store here opening as early as summer 2016, pending government approval.
The store would be built on 26 acres along Interstate 215 at Durango Drive near the intersection of Sunset Road — 13 miles southwest of downtown in the Spring Valley area of Clark County. Ikea’s nearest stores are in Covina, Calif., Tempe, Ariz., and Draper, Utah.
Among other things, the store would have about 1,300 parking spaces and other features the Top 100 company is known for, including nearly 10,000 exclusive items, 50 room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area and a 450-seat restaurant.
The retailer said the project will employ more than 500 people during the construction phase and about 300 when the store opens.
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, it said in a release.
The company did not disclose its projected investment or sales projections for the new store. Ikea’s U.S. operations are No. 2 on Furniture/Today’s Top 100 with estimated furniture, bedding and accessories sales of $2.69 billion in its fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013, at 38 stores.
In the release, Ikea’s U.S. Chief Financial Officer Rob Olson said, “We look forward to continue growing our western U.S. presence with Ikea Las Vegas.
“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.”
Source: Furniture Today