IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, has opened a store in Northeast Florida and further expanded its presence in the Southeastern United States. The store is the chain’s 46th in the United States and fifth in Florida.
The 290,000 square-foot IKEA store is located along the northwestern corner of Interstate 295 and Gate Parkway.
IKEA Jacksonville will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 275-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as American dishes and more sustainable options.
The single-level store will reflect the unique architectural design for which IKEA is known worldwide and will include one of Florida’s largest retail solar rooftops.
In addition to the more than 500 jobs created from construction, approximately 250 co-workers will have joined the IKEA Jacksonville family when the new store opens.
More of IKEA’s grand opening can be found here.