Swedish Home Furnishings Retailer IKEA Secures Contractors for Its 2nd Dallas-Area Store, Opening Fall 2017 in Grand Prairie, TX

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced
contractors are hired for building its second Dallas-Fort Worth-area
store, opening in Grand Prairie, TX. Pending remaining permits, this
progress allows the project to continue on track for site work to
commence, with groundbreaking next month and a store opening in Fall
2017, increasing the Swedish retailer’s presence in Texas. Until then,
customers can shop at Collin County’s IKEA Frisco or online at IKEA-USA.com.
(Two other IKEA stores in Texas are located in Houston and Round Rock.)

IKEA has chosen MYCON General Contractors to serve as Construction
Manager for the IKEA Grand Prairie site work and store development
project. MYCON is a family-owned, award-winning, industry-leading
commercial contractor based in Dallas specializing in ground-up
construction services for the retail, industrial, office, religious, and
healthcare markets in Texas and surrounding areas. Other firms assisting
with this project are: real estate brokerage Segovia Real Estate Group
for site selection support; Jackson Walker for local land use counsel;
Winkelmann and Associates for civil engineering; Lee Engineering for
Traffic and Transportation Planning, KJWW Engineering Consultants for
structural; Terracon for geotechnical services; ACIES Engineering for
mechanical, electrical and plumbing design; and GreenbergFarrow as
project architect.

“With a contractor onboard, plans can proceed towards opening the future
IKEA Grand Prairie,” said Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. president. “This
store will provide a more convenient IKEA shopping experience for
current and potential customers throughout central and western parts of
the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex who maybe live too far from IKEA Frisco.”

IKEA Grand Prairie will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed
items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a
supervised children’s play area, and a 450-seat restaurant serving
Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon
plates, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly features
include a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the Showroom, baby care rooms, play
areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. In addition to the
more than 500 jobs that are expected to be created during the
construction phase, more than 300 coworkers will join the IKEA family
when the new store opens. IKEA Grand Prairie also will provide
significant annual sales and property tax revenue for local governments
and schools.

Located approximately 14 miles west of downtown Dallas and 18 miles east
of downtown Fort Worth, the 290,000-square-foot future IKEA Grand
Prairie and its 1,100 parking spaces will be built on 30 acres along the
eastern side of State Highway 161 and Mayfield Road, north of
Interstate-20. The additional 15 acres of land contiguous to the store
eventually could be developed to accommodate opportunities for ancillary
commercial or retail uses. Store plans reflect the same unique
architectural design for which IKEA stores are known worldwide. IKEA
also is evaluating potential on-site power generation to complement its
current U.S. renewable energy presence at nearly 90% of its U.S.

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of
good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can
afford them. There are currently more than 380 IKEA stores in 48
countries, including 42 in the U.S. IKEA has been included in rankings
of “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its
coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. IKEA
incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports
initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more
information see IKEA-USA.com,
or IKEAUSA on Facebook,
and Pinterest.


Joseph Roth, U.S. Expansion
(610) 834-0180, x 6500