Ikea To Open 50th U.S. Location In April

Ikea will open its 50th U.S. location when the curtain is raised on its new Norfolk, VA, store in April.

The 331,000-square-foot store, the home furnishings retailer’s second in Virginia, will sit on 19 acres on the northwestern corner of Interstate 64 and Northampton Boulevard. The store will be stocked with 10,000 exclusively designed items, 42 room settings, four model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area and a 354-seat restaurant serving traditional Swedish and American fare including Ikea meatballs.

Ikea Norfolk is also equipped with the largest solar rooftop array in the Hampton Roads area and electric vehicle charging stations.

“We are happy with the construction progress to date at the future Ikea Norfolk store,” said Charlie Plisco, store manager. “We are confident we will be ready to open our doors by April and look forward to recruiting and training new co-workers joining the Ikea family, as well as sharing the Ikea experience with future customers in the Hampton Roads area.”