There's going to be a lot more space to enjoy your meatballs in the desert. After years of waiting, Ikea will finally arrive Las Vegas in the summer of 2016 and will eventually be much bigger than officially announced. The Swedish lifestyle mavens want to expand their mega-store by an additional 66,987 square feet once the advertised 351,000-square-foot destination is completed.
The two story building will feature 242,911 square feet on the ground floor and 108,187 square feet on the upper level. Included will be a 16,350-square-foot restaurant with room to seat 450. That makes the footprint of the dining room bigger than 1OAK Nightclub nightclub at the Mirage. Meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates have already been promised for the menu. For take home dining, a 1,200-square-foot convenience store will offer frozen meat, fish, seafood and easy to prepare dishes alongside Nordic-inspired desserts, candy, sauces and condiments.
Once completed, expansion plans aim to add a further 49,722-square-foot downstairs and 14,265-square-foot up top, ultimately making Las Vegas at 415,085-square-foot equal in size to the second largest Ikea in the country, which debuts today in Sweetwater, Fla.
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