Ikea moves forward with plans to sell furniture and frustration in Broomfield

Ikea initially didn’t say when it planned to develop the site but announced Thursday it’s submitted plans to city and county of Broomfield.

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A rendering of the Ikea store slated to open in Broomfield in 2019. (Courtesy of Ikea)

A rendering of the Ikea store slated to open in Broomfield in 2019. (Courtesy of Ikea)

Ikea plans to assemble its newest Denver-area store in Broomfield during summer 2019, the company announced Thursday.

The popular Swedish furniture- and frustration-maker purchased land last year in what Broomfield hopes will be the “Denver Tech Center of the north.” Ikea initially didn’t say when it planned to develop the site but announced Thursday it’s submitted plans to the city and county of Broomfield.

Pending approvals, construction of Ikea Broomfield could begin in Spring 2018, according to a news release from the company.

“We are pleased that the vision communicated last year about a second Denver-area store now is advancing in Broomfield,” said Ikea U.S. President Lars Petersson in a statement. “This Broomfield location would complement the presence established six years ago in Centennial and would provide an Ikea store closer to customers in the northern Front Range.”

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The 400,000-square-foot proposed Ikea store and its 1,500 parking spaces would be built on 36 acres about 17 miles north of downtown Denver. The retailer is expected to hire roughly 300 workers when the store opens.

Ikea opened its first Colorado store in 2011. The new proposed location is about 30 miles north of that Centennial store.

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