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Ikea in Southeastern expansion


Ikea is looking to open its second location in Tennessee.

The home furnishings chain plans to submit plans to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, for a store in the Nashville area. Construction of the 341,000-sq.-ft. proposed Ikea could begin in spring with an opening in summer 2020.

The proposed store would be located approximately 13 miles southeast of downtown Nashville, in the Antioch area. Ikea opened its first store in Tennessee, in Memphis, in December 2016. Ikea will evaluate potential on-site power generation to complement its current U.S. renewable energy presence at nearly 90% of its U.S. locations.

“We are excited at the possibility of growing our southeastern U.S. presence with a Nashville store,” said Ikea U.S. president Lars Petersson. “This location would provide our already 140,000 Nashville-area customers their own store and introduce the unique IKEA shopping experience to others throughout Middle Tennessee.”

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