IKEA sets June 29 ground breaking

Oak Creek store expected to open in summer 2018

Architectural rendering of the future IKEA Oak Creek

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:57 pm

Swedish retailer IKEA will break ground on its first Wisconsin store in Oak Creek on June 29.

The popular furniture retailer will build a 291,000-square-foot store on about 30 acres of land owned by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., located northwest of West Drexel Avenue and I-94 in Oak Creek.

Architectural rendering of the future IKEA Oak Creek

Chicago-based Pepper Construction is the construction manager for the project, which is expected to open in summer 2018.

Locally, Milwaukee-based Graef has been hired for civil engineering, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. is serving as the local land use counsel and CBRE brokerage for site selection support.

Columbus-based WD Partners is serving as the architect.

The Oak Creek store will be IKEA’s 48th store in the United States. It will employ 250 people.

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