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IKEA to unveil plans for a store in Draper, Utah

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IKEA, a leading home furnishings company, will announce plans for a store and restaurant destination in Draper at the northwest corner of I-15 and Bangerter Highway. Pending final approvals, the approximately 310,000-square foot IKEA store will be constructed on 22.5 acres and is expected to open in Spring 2007. The future IKEA Draper will be the retailer's first store in the Mountain West, and will serve existing customers while also introducing the unique IKEA family-friendly shopping experience to new customers throughout Utah and surrounding states. In addition to nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, IKEA Draper will feature three model homes, 50 room settings, a supervised children's play area, as well as a 300-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries or salmon plates, as well as American dishes too. In addition to creating 500 jobs during the construction phase, IKEA Draper will employ approximately 350 coworkers when the new store is fully built and will provide significant sales and property tax revenue benefits for local governments and schools.

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