Ikea in Fishers reaches iconic construction point

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FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – The new Ikea is taking shape in Fishers. The iconic blue exterior is beginning to go up at the new location.

The blue panels are a construction milestone that shows that the store is on track to open in the fall of 2017. The store will be 289,000 square feet, with 1,000 parking spaces and will be built on 35 acres just east of Interstate 69 and south of 116th Street.

Ikea broke ground on the location in October.

The Fishers’ store will feature nearly 10,000 items, 50 inspirational room-settings, a children’s play area, a restaurant and a showroom. Ikea will also bring about 500 jobs to during construction and 250 coworkers will be staffed at the location.