IKEA has announced a the date for the grand opening of the IKEA Centennial, Colorado store: Fall 2011. With the hiring of Saunders Construction, and work permits in place it looks as though things are on track for the grand opening of this much anticipated IKEA Colorado store opening in late 2011! IKEA Denver fans rejoice! Get more details about the store opening, as well as the full press release after the jump!
IKEA Denver Store Opening Moves Forward
IKEA Denver fans have been anticipating the opening of an IKEA store in Centennial, Colorado but not much has been said about when it will open. That’s all changed as IKEA announces an opening date for the Colorado store:
In addition to 10,000 exclusively-designed items, IKEA Centennial will present approximately 50 different room-settings, three complete model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area and a 500-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries or salmon plates, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the showroom, baby care rooms, preferred parking and play areas throughout the store.
The 415,000 square-foot future IKEA Centennial, with approximately 1,500 parking spaces, will be built on 13.5 acres along the western side of Interstate 25 in the Park Meadows area, accessible from connections to Dry Creek Road and County Line Road exits, and will employ approximately 400 coworkers when the new store opens. The store will reflect the same unique architectural design for which IKEA stores are known worldwide. Also, IKEA Centennial will be the first U.S. IKEA store to incorporate a geothermal component as part of the heating and cooling system, so heat will be pumped either from or into the ground, depending on weather conditions.
Read more about IKEA Centennial Colorado store: IKEA Denver Colorado Plans on Track
See the full press release here: IKEA Denver Opening Announced