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If you are among the thousands who can't wait for the long, long-awaited arrival of Ikea to Las Vegas, you'll be glad to know it'll eventually be even bigger than its advertised monster mega-store size. Ikea Poperty Inc. have made plans for the 351,000-square-foot destination to add another 63,987 square feet of shopping once the store is settled in.
The two-story building will feature 242,911 square feet of retail on the ground floor and 108,187 square feet on the upper level. Included will be 16,350 square feet of Swedish-inspired dining in a restaurant with room to seat 450. That makes the footprint of the dining room bigger than 1OAK Nightclub nightclub at the Mirage.
Meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates have already been promised for the menu. For take home dining, a 1,200-square-foot convenience store will offer frozen meat, fish, seafood and easy to prepare dishes alongside Nordic-inspired desserts, candy, sauces and condiments.
They've already made allowances for 597 parking spaces and are thinking about what you will do with the kids. Shoppers can make use of a child care facility to look after your children while you shop. You need to be shopping though, you can't drop them off on a daily basis. Other family-friendly features include a Children's Ikea area in the main showroom, baby care rooms and there will be supervised play areas throughout the store.
For Las Vegas, look forward to "10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room settings" and three model home interiors to help inspire you.
Once completed, expansion plans aim to add a further 49,722-square-foot downstairs and 14,265-square-foot up top. Ultimately making Las Vegas at 415,085 square feet equal in size to the second largest Ikea in the country, which debuts today in Sweetwater, Fla and will easily make it one of the retailer's top ten largest stores in the world.
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