The rumors of IKEA finally opening a Las Vegas location are true. Of course, we have to wait until 2016 for it to happen, but it will happen. And as a resident, I can tell you that this town is ecstatic!
Announced today at a press conference at the Clark County Government Center, IKEA has submitted plans to open its store at the northern side of Interstate-215 at Durango Drive, near the intersection with Sunset Road. It will be 351,000 square feet and have 1,300 parking spaces, so there is plenty of room for local and visiting shoppers.
“We look forward to continue growing our western U.S. presence with IKEA Las Vegas,” says 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.”
I moved to Vegas from Burbank, California where my husband and I literally lived down the street from IKEA. Like, literally. And as long as I’ve lived here (13 years now), everyone is always asking, “When will Las Vegas get an IKEA?”. At last, that question has been answered!