I couldn’t be more excited about Ikea coming to our area! This will be amazing for Norfolk and Virginia Beach too! Just think, no more three hour drive to IKEA! Those long trips to meet your fitbit step goals while just hitting one store will be a thing of the past in just about a year.
A groundbreaking event for the new store has been set for Nov. 17. Local and state officials — including Mayor Kenny Alexander and Gov. Terry McAuliffe — will be on-hand for the ceremony.
The Swedish home furnishings retailer will be building a 338,000 square foot store in the northwest corner of Interstate 64 and Northampton Boulevard. The site used for the mega-furniture store is smaller than they’re used to, so they’re tweaking construction plans.
Ikea has said the store is expected to support about 500 construction jobs, with 250 jobs in the store once it opens.
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