Five years ago Ikea opened its first Florida store in Sunrise; now the Swedish retailer plans to open a Miami-Dade location next to Dolphin Mall by fall 2014, the Miami Herald reported. Ikea has submitted plans to the city of Sweetwater for a 417,000-square-foot store, making it the largest of Ikeaâ€™s four Florida locations. Pending approval, construction could begin by next spring.
â€śWeâ€™ve always known long-term we needed a store in Miami-Dade,â€ť Joseph Roth, an Ikea spokesperson, said. â€śWe were looking for the right site that would complement Sunrise. We wanted good access. We wanted good visibility.â€ť [Miami Herald] â€“ Christopher Cameron