Ikea’s 43rd United States location and the first in Tennessee will open on December 14 In Memphis.
The 271,000 square-foot store will operate on 35 acres in the Wolfchase Corridor along the southwestern side of Interstate 40. It will mount Tennessee’s largest rooftop solar array, consistent with the solar presence at 90% of IKEA U.S. locations.
In terms of merchandising, the Memphis Ikea will offer 50 room setting displays, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 250-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries, in addition American dishes and sustainable options.
“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-December,” Trisha Bevering, store manager of the future Ikea Memphis, said in announcing the store opening plans. “Besides furnishing our store, we also are focused on continuing recruitment and training of all the coworkers joining the Ikea family. We look forward to introducing mid-South customers to a whole new way of shopping for the home.”