Oak Creek officials to break ground on new IKEA store in late June

The store is expected to open next year
Posted at 4:25 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 18:22:55-04

Oak Creek leaders will officially break ground on the construction of a new IKEA store later this month.

Oak Creek Mayor Dan Bukiewicz and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will be in attendance, along with local officials and IKEA representatives at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 29 at the site of the future store, according to a news release.

The 291,000-square-foot Swedish furniture store is expected to open in the summer of 2018. The store will sit on 29 acres near the corner of I-94 and Drexel Avenue.

In addition to the store, the future IKEA store will include three model home interiors, 50 room settings, a children’s play area and a 300-seat restaurant (with a menu including Swedish meatballs).