Mayor encourages IKEA to build in Avon

Mayor encourages IKEA to build in Avon

AVON, OH (WOIO) - IKEA isn't shutting any doors on northeast Ohio. It's still looking for other options in the area, and one of them could be Avon.

There's something about IKEA that sets it apart from other furniture stores, and potential customers are excited to check it out.

"It looks like nice pieces. Relatively inexpensive, not crazy price or anything," said Holly Steers.

But right now, you'll take a long drive to get to one; the closest location is in Pittsburgh.

"I would love to go. I've never been to one, it would be exciting. We want to go to Pittsburgh to go to that one," said Kalen Hustek.

Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen hopes they'll consider his city. The mayor says they originally sent a few options to IKEA for locations around Avon, so the company is aware of the space.

"We're disappointed for Brooklyn. I know how much it meant to them. But if it could happen to Avon, that would be great," he said.

Jensen says IKEA is aware of potential building sites in Avon along I-90 off the Nagel Road exit up to state Route 83.

"We're hoping to look at it on again. It would certainly be a nice addition with everything else that's going on, Cabela's, a Menards and Meijer right there. It'll be a perfect addition if it happens. We're crossing our fingers and hoping that happens. But you never know," Jensen said.

Avon has become a boom town over the last decade and many residents welcome the store.

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