Swedish furniture store IKEA announced it will be opening its first Kansas store in 2014.
The proposed store will be located in Merriam, KS, on the southeastern corner of Interstate-35 and Johnson Drive. A vacant shopping center will be demolished to make way for the new IKEA store.
The Merriam IKEA will be the first IKEA store in Kansas and 39th IKEA store in the United States. The closest IKEA to the Kansas City area are in Bloomington, MN (North), Boilingbrook, IL and Schaumburg, IL (East), Frisco, TX (South), and Centennial, CO (West).
The store is anticipated to open in the Fall of 2014 and increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the Midwest. The store’s official location is 6030 Eby Avenue, Merriam, Kansas 66202.