Ikea Looks to Open First Store in Indiana

The 296,000-square-foot proposed store would be located 15 miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis
November 11, 2015Allison Zisko

Ikea logoCONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Ikea is submitting plans to the City of Fishers, Ind. for a store that would increase the Swedish company’s presence in the Midwestern U.S. as its first store in the state.

Pending approvals, construction of Ikea Fishers could begin as early as next summer, with an opening in Fall 2017.

Located approximately 15 miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis, the 296,000-square-foot proposed Ikea store and its approximately 1,000 parking spaces would be built on 35 acres along the eastern side of Interstate 69, just south of the E. 116th Street exit. Store plans reflect the same architectural design for which Ikea stores are known. IKEA also will evaluate potential on-site power generation to complement its current U.S. renewable energy presence at nearly 90 percent of its U.S. locations.

“We are excited at the prospect of growing our Midwest presence with an Indianapolis-area store,” said Ikea U.S. President Lars Petersson. “A location in this retail corridor would provide our already 184,000 Indianapolis-area customers their own store and would introduce the unique Ikea shopping experience to other consumers throughout Indiana.”

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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