(Las Vegas, NV) — International retailing icon IKEA has announced plans to open a store in southwest Las Vegas.

The 351,000 square foot store will be located on 26 acres along the northern side of Interstate-215 at Durango Drive, near the intersection with Sunset Road.

It is projected to employ about 300 people and open in Summer 2016.

“We look forward to continue growing our western U.S. presence with IKEA Las Vegas,” said IKEA U.S. CFO Rob Olson.  “This accessible location would provide the already 101,000 Las Vegas-area customers a store of their own and introduce the unique IKEA shopping experience to other consumers throughout Clark County and Southern Nevada.”

Company representatives revealed the details of the Las Vegas store during a news conference Monday morning.

Currently, there are only 38 IKEA stores in the U.S., with the closest locations in Covina, CA, Tempe, AZ, and Draper, UT.

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