Officials Break Ground on IKEA, Store Opening in Summer 2017
Earlier today, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther — along with several Delaware County Officials and IKEA employees —came together for the official groundbreaking event for the upcoming IKEA Columbus store.
IKEA is a Swedish retail company that was founded in 1943, and has been in the US since 1985 when the first store was built in Philadelphia. Since then, the company has grown into the world’s leading home furnishings retailer and now has more than 380 stores in 48 different countries.
As originally announced over a year ago, Columbus will be getting its own IKEA in the summer of 2017. Today’s groundbreaking event was a symbol of the support that the city of Columbus has for the store, as well as a little look into what the new store will be like. Columbus’ IKEA will be in the Polaris area, right off of I-71. Construction is already underway for a new road named IKEA Way to lead you to the store.
Ginther delivered a quick speech, stating that he has high hopes for IKEA to be yet another reason why people want to visit Columbus.
The Columbus IKEA store will include nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, three home model interiors, 50 room-settings, a supervised children’s play area, and a 450-seat restaurant.
For more information, visit www.ikea.com/us/en/store/columbus/.
Photos by Anna Maconachy.