I never got a chance to post this because I was in Las Vegas all of last week, but this is one of the bigger developments on the shopping front for Miami-Dade County. IKEA has officially announced its plans to bring an IKEA store to the Miami area. Choosing the City of Sweetwater, near the Dophin Mall, this will be IKEA’s second South Florida store.
This Miami store will definitely kill the need for us Miamians to drive all the way to West Broward to get our IKEA fix. The new store will be about 417,000-square-feet and will have about 1,500 parking spaces.
Plans for the store were submitted and construction can begin as early as this upcoming Spring and then a slated opening for Fall of 2014. Over 500 local construction will be created, along with 400 permanent in-store jobs.
Source: CBS Miami