IKEA coming to Kansas City, but you’ll have to drive to get there

Rendering of proposed IKEA store in Merriam. Photo courtesy IKEA.

For many years, Kansas City longed for two stores – Trader Joe’s and IKEA. With the Trader Joe’s now operating on Ward Parkway, the news came today that IKEA is coming as well. But for Midtowners, it will be a bit of a drive. IKEA says it will open its newest store in Merriam, Kansas in the fall of 2014. According to a press release from IKEA, “Located eight miles southwest of Kansas City, Missouri, the 349,000-square-foot proposed IKEA store would be built along the eastern side of Interstate-35 at the Johnson Drive exit on 18 acres to be purchased from DDR Corp.” IKEA is the world’s leading home furnishings retailer.

Read the press release from IKEA


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