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Ikea Submits Plans for Indiana Store
Furniture retailer Ikea is submitting plans to the city of Fishers, Ind., located 15 miles northeast of Indianapolis, for its first store in the state.
Pending approvals, construction of Ikea Fishers could begin as early as next summer and open in the fall of 2017. The proposed 296,000-square-foot store would be built on 35 acres on the eastern side of Interstate 69, south of the East 116th St. exit.
“We are excited at the prospect of growing our Midwest presence with an Indianapolis area store,” said Lars Petersson, U.S. president of Ikea. “A location in this retail corridor would provide our already 184,000 Indianapolis-area customers their own store and would introduce the unique Ikea shopping experience to other customers throughout Indiana.”
The closest Ikea stores currently include the Cincinnati area store in West Chester, Ohio, and the Chicago area stores in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg, Ill.