IKEA wants to open first Wisconsin store in Oak Creek

Special to The Freeman

May 6, 2016

OAK CREEK - The trendy home furnishings retailer IKEA announced Thursday its plans to seek approval to build a 295,000-square-foot store in Oak Creek.

If approved by the Oak Creek city government, it would be the first IKEA in Wisconsin. The plans call for the store to be built on 29 acres on the northwestern corner of Interstate 94 and Drexel Avenue and would have about 1,200 parking spots.

The Swedish retailerís closest stores are in Chicago-area IKEA Bolingbrook and IKEA Schaumburg, and Twin Cities-area IKEA Bloomington, Minn. The plans call for construction for the IKEA Oak Creek to start in spring 2017 and for it to be opened to the public in summer 2018.