IKEA announces it will open Oct. 11

IKEA Fishers’ grand opening is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 11. (Submitted photo)

IKEA announced Aug. 15 that its newest furniture retail store will open at 9 a.m. Oct. 11 in Fishers.

Customers are able to begin lining up Oct. 9. This will be the first IKEA in Indiana, and the 45th in the United States.

The store is 289,000 square feet with 1,000 parking spaces and encompasses 35 acres just south of the E. 116th Street exit on Interstate-69. The store includes a solar rooftop, consistent with 90 percent of IKEA stores.

IKEA will add 250 jobs, in addition to the 500 created for construction, to the local economy. Applications for various positions are still being accepted. There also will be 50 food service opportunities throughout the store. For more, visit SeeACareerWithUs.com.

There will be approximately 10,000 items, 50 room settings, three model home interiors, a children’s play area, a 325-seat restaurant specializing in Swedish food and more.

“We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress made to date, and believe we can complete the remaining milestones and interior build-up by mid-October.  Besides furnishing our store, we also are focused on continuing recruitment and training of all the coworkers joining the IKEA family,” Holly Davidson, store manager of the future IKEA Fishers, stated in a press release to Current.  “We look forward to introducing a whole new way of shopping for the home to customers from Central Indiana and beyond.”

This story will be updated.