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For some, Ikea is a glorious labyrinth of room-by-room Scandinavian modern inspiration. For others, it's an insanity-inducing torture maze of domestic DIY projects and cartoon-like tchotchkes. If you fall into the former camp, there's good news for you: The Swedish home furnishings retailer is expected to double the size of its already-massive Burbank location, making it the chain's largest store ever in the U.S.
As the Burbank Leader reports, Ikea hopes to relocate its existing store and reopen a 470,000-square-foot space (including a 12,000-square-foot eatery!) at a much larger lot down the street at 805 S San Fernando Blvd. Not to worry about the inevitable parking sitch: the new double-decker store will also include an underground parking structure with over 1,700 parking spots and 86 bike spaces.
If the project is approved by the Burbank City Council, construction is expected to start this summer, and will be completed by August 2016. Whoo-hoo!
· IKEA [Official Site]
· Burbank Ikea Expansion Gains Step Toward Approval [Burbank Leader]
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