The highly-anticipated Ikea store, located just outside of Tampa's Ybor City, is scheduled to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6! The 353,000-square-foot facility will be the largest Ikea store in the state of Florida.
After gaining more than 100,000 Tampa residents on it's catalog mailing list, Ikea decided to build a store right here in our city. Ikea is a popular Swedish-owned company that is mostly known for selling affordable and contemporary home furnishings and appliances.
Ikea also had to hire more than 400 locals to staff the store. That's excellent news for local residents who are out of work and looking for employment. Word on the street is, they are still hiring.
Check out the Ikea Web site to learn more about the company and the new Tampa Bay store.