IKEA Eyes Spring Valley for First Las Vegas-Area Store

IKEA has announced that it is developing a brand new Las Vegas-area store, part of its current initiative to significantly expand its operations in the western United States. The Swedish retailer has reportedly filed paperwork with Clark County, Nevada for the construction of a new facility that would be completed by 2016, just 13 miles away from downtown Las Vegas.

IKEA has announced plans to develop its first Las Vegas-area store, part of an initiative to expand its footprint in the western United States. The Swedish retailer has reportedly filed documents with Clark County  for construction of a new facility in Spring Valley that would be completed by 2016, 13 miles from downtown Las Vegas.

Featuring IKEA’s signature design scheme, the 351,000-square-foot store will be located on a 26-acre site on the northern side of Interstate-215 at Durango Drive, near the intersection with Sunset Road. Around 1,300 parking spaces would be included.

IKEA will also implement its standard renewable energy practices, which may include renewable on-site power generation. The retailer currently has a renewable energy presence at around 90 percent of its locations in the United States.

The project will create 500 temporary construction jobs and add about 300 permanent jobs upon opening. According to a statement by Rob Olson, CFO of IKEA’s U.S. operations, the new store “would provide the already 101,000 Las Vegas-area customers a store of their own and introduce the unique IKEA shopping experience to other consumers throughout Clark County and Southern Nevada.” Other IKEA stores in the western U.S. are located in Covina, Calif., Tempe, Ariz., and Draper, Utah.

The Las Vegas store will offer 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50  room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 450-seat restaurant serving  classic Swedish specialties and American popular cuisine. Baby care rooms, play areas, a Children’s IKEA and preferred parking are also planned.