May 26, 2016
Swedish retailer IKEA has broken ground on its second location in Ohio. The 355,000-square-foot IKEA Columbus is slated for a summer 2017 opening.
The new store is situated on 33 acres at the northeast corner of Interstate 71 and Gemini Place, in the Polaris Centers of Commerce. The location is approximately 15 miles north of downtown Columbus. IKEA currently has stores in West Chester, OH, as well as Pittsburgh, PA and Canton, MI. The retailer also recently submitted plans for a store in Oak Creek, WI.
The new Ikea development is anticipated to create more than 500 jobs during the construction phase, with 300 employees hired when the store opens.