Fans of affordable, space-saving Swedish home furnishings can rejoice -- IKEA will be adding a second store to Colorado in 2019, and this one will be more accessible to NoCo.
IKEA has moved forward with plans to build Colorado's second location -- this one in Broomfield. Construction on the new store is expected to begin in the spring, with an estimated opening date of summer 2019.
We are pleased that the vision communicated last year about a second Denver-area store now is advancing in Broomfield,” IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson said. “This Broomfield location would complement the presence established six years ago in Centennial and would provide an IKEA store closer to customers in the northern Front Range.”
The Broomfield IKEA will be built on a 123-acre parcel of land on the northwest corner of I-25 and State Hwy 7, about a mile north of E-470. The 400,000-square-foot store will have 1,500 parking spaces and incorporate the same architectural design elements, energy efficiency features, and retail amenities that the retailer is famous for. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="22595,22596"] The Sweden-based home furnishings purveyor has 390 locations in the world, 44 of which are in the United States. The only other Colorado IKEA store opened in the southern Denver suburb of Centennial in July 2011, just north of at I-25 and County Line Rd. Die-hard IKEA fans camped out in the parking lot
of the long-awaited Colorado location the night before its grand opening celebration, just to be some of the first in line. Construction of the massive site will utilize the services of 500 construction workers over the next couple of years. Once it opens, the Broomfield store will employ approximately 300 people. Are you excited for the new location? What are your favorite things to shop for at IKEA? Tell us in the comments!
Featured architectural rendering courtesy of Business Wire.