GRAND PRAIRIE – Swedish furniture company Ikea has submitted plans to the city to open a store in fall 2017.
The 293,000-sf store will be on 32 acres north of I-20 along the east side of SH 161 and Mayfield Rd. The property selected is raw land.
Ikea will ask for economic development funds only for road, utility and other infrastructure work. It expects to be a large source of future local sales and property taxes.
The store will employ 300, and the construction phase will require 500 workers.
It will display some of its 10,000 items in 50 room settings and three model home interiors. The store will also have a restaurant with seating for 350. Family-friendly features include a supervised children's play area, baby care rooms and preferred parking.
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