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Photos: Columbus IKEA is Ready to Open

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Columbus IKEA is Ready to Open

The Columbus IKEA store is slated to open on Wednesday, June 7, and members of the media were invited to tour the completed space this week for a first look inside. The journey to opening has been two and a half years in the making after the store was formally announced in January 2015 and ground […]

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Photos: IKEA Progressing Toward June Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: IKEA Progressing Toward June Opening

When we last visited the new IKEA store back in January, the interior was just starting to take shape. The warehouse, showroom and restaurant areas were mostly open shells with utilities still being connected and fixtures yet to arrive. A return visit yesterday revealed a much different picture. “It’s still a work in progress — the […]

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IKEA Announces Opening Date for Columbus Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans IKEA Announces Opening Date for Columbus Store

It’s been two and a half years in the making, but the finish line is now firmly in sight. Officials with IKEA announced today that their new Columbus location will no longer open in “Summer 2017” and have instead confirmed the official grand opening date as Wednesday, June 7th at 9 a.m. “We are thrilled […]

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19 Photos of the New Columbus IKEA

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Photos of the New Columbus IKEA

While the new Columbus IKEA store might look completed on the outside, there’s still a lot of work to be done on the interior ahead of the Summer 2017 opening. Joseph Roth, U.S. Expansion & Property Public Affairs Manager at IKEA, and new Store Manager David Garcia Gatto gave Columbus Underground a hard hat tour of the […]

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Columbus IKEA One Step Closer to Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus IKEA One Step Closer to Opening

It’s still a little bit too early to start camping outside for the grand opening, but the new Polaris-area IKEA had another milestone in its construction timetable this week. Construction crews hoisted the eight-foot-tall four-letter logo onto the side of the building yesterday, temporary calling the store “IK” as seen in the photo. Additionally, passers […]

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IKEA Progressing Toward Summer 2017 Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans IKEA Progressing Toward Summer 2017 Opening

Passersby on Interstate 71 will begin to notice a flash of the iconic cobalt color beginning to appear on the new IKEA building just north of Gemini Parkway. Contractors began installing exterior materials on the building this week, leading toward a summer 2017 opening for the retailer. “We hope to be enclosed before the New […]

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Officials Break Ground on IKEA, Store Opening in Summer 2017

Anna Maconachy Anna Maconachy 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 […]

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