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IKEA to open its first Miami store this summer

Massive store will feature a 600-seat restaurant

June 18, 2014 05:15PM

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Later this summer, Swedish DIY furniture store IKEA will open its first Miami-Dade shop.

Five years ago the site was the subject of a county consultant study that looked into the market viability of a mega-mall opening in West Miami-Dade.  But no such shopping center has been built, according to Miami Today

“I believe that the study might have been something that swayed them [IKEA] to really take a look at this particular area,” Mr. Moss said.

The new IKEA is located on about 14.6 acres west of Dolphin Mall and east of the Turnpike. The 416,000-square-foot facility will also feature a 600-seat Swedish restaurant — think meatballs — a market and a café, according to the company’s website. [Miami Today] Christopher Cameron

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