Missouri fans of Ikea are going to like this: the Swedish retailer has picked the Kansas City area for its next store.
The home furnishings company, which has 38 stores in the U.S., is announcing at a press conference this morning that it is putting a store in Merriam, Kan. The store is expected to open in fall 2014. The company is also planning one in the Miami region.
Currently, the closest Ikea stores to Kansas City area are Frisco, Texas; Centennial, Colo.; Bloomington, Minn.; and two Chicago area stores. Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch.