IKEA submits plans to open second Denver store in 2019
Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA has submitted plans to the City and County of Broomfield to open the company’s second store in Denver, US, in mid-2019.
Pending approvals, construction is expected to begin early next year, and the store is scheduled to open in 2019.
The 400,000ft² proposed IKEA store is located about 17 miles north of downtown Denver as part of a 123-acre parcel of land.
The store’s 1,500 parking spaces are planned to be built on 36 acres at the northwestern corner of Interstate 25 and State Highway 7.
IKEA US 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.”
IKEA plans to develop the nearby land for ancillary commercial, retail or residential opportunities.
It also will evaluate potential on-site power generation in order to complement its existing US renewable energy presence at nearly 90% of its locations in the country.
The Broomfield store will feature nearly 10,000 designed items, 50 room-settings, three model home interiors, a children’s play area, a 450-seat restaurant, baby care rooms, play areas and preferred parking.
More than 500 jobs will be created during the construction phase.
Image: IKEA submits plans to Broomfield, Colorado, US, for opening second Denver store. Photo: courtesy of IKEA.