By Sarah Klein
Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced today that they have now received the necessary site plan approval for the new Winnipeg store.
Before construction begins, infrastructure changes still need to occur in the area, including the widening of Kenaston Boulevard, Sterling Lyon Parkway and Shaftesbury Boulevard.
It takes roughly 18 months to build an IKEA, which will be approximately 350,000 sq ft, and serve as an anchor in a retail development of up to 1,500,000 sq.
“We are happy to be able to move forward with our expansion into the Winnipeg market.” Says Kerri Molinaro, President, IKEA Canada. “We will look forward to serving the Winnipeg market and are confident that we will have a positive impact on the community through job creation and service contracts.”
The store will be open sometime between late 2011 and 2013.