COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - Officials with the home furnishings store, IKEA, have announced the official opening date for the upcoming Columbus location.
The future store, which is a 354,000 square foot building built along I-71, is scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 7 at 9 a.m. The building will also boast one of Ohio's largest rooftop solar arrays.
This location will be Ohio's second store, and the 44th IKEA in the country. Currently, the closest locations to northeast Ohio are either West Chester in Ohio, Pittsburgh, PA, or Canton, MI. IKEA and local planning officials were planning an IKEA location in Brooklyn, but the plan was scrapped last year.
"We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress made to date, and believe we can complete the remaining milestones and interior build-up by early-June," noted David Garcia, store manager of the future IKEA Columbus.
The Swedish company will feature more than 10,000 exclusive items and a countless display of inspirational room settings, home interiors, a restaurant, and a children's play area.
Even though the store opens on June 7, customers are urged to begin lining up several days in advance on June 5.