IKEA may be coming to Merriam Village

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IKEA may be coming to Merriam Village

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That would be such a crappy location. They would have to revamp that entire access point to accommodate for that kind of high volume traffic that would implode there.

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As the center has never had any traffic, it would be hard to predict. QT and jack in the box will be a test of sorts.

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Well, I would think that having the ungodly sales tax revenue you would get from an Ikea would be worth upgrading the access point.

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Don't forget Hotel and Car Dealerships to. I would say Ross,Pizza Ranch,Milo's Sandwich Shop,Save A Lot or Whole Foods or so on would go their.
Olathe Gateway would be a good place for it.

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yes, ross.

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Not a bad location for Ikea. Ikea draws on a much more inclusive demographic than something like Crate and Barrel so the central location behooves them. It's next to an interstate which I suspect is a requirement since the IKEA stores I've seen are insanely busy. Even the IKEA where I lived in Norway was suburban and right next to the closest thing they have to an interstate highway.

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I was hoping for NKC next to I-35/29 where the grain elevators are coming down. What is NKC plan for that land since they are also trying to condemn an ajacent fast food joint.

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Yeah, I still think this goes somewhere in MO regardless. Dream of Kemper Arena becoming Ikea but MO side will beat KS on anything for this.

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TheSmokinPun wrote:Yeah, I still think this goes somewhere in MO regardless. Dream of Kemper Arena becoming Ikea but MO side will beat KS on anything for this.
I imagine Ikea wants to attract customers to the store...not deter them.

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kcmetro wrote:
TheSmokinPun wrote:Yeah, I still think this goes somewhere in MO regardless. Dream of Kemper Arena becoming Ikea but MO side will beat KS on anything for this.
I imagine Ikea wants to attract customers to the store...not deter them.
I suppose I'm the only one who has a dream of an instant flourishing West Bottoms driven by the anchor Ikea?

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pash wrote:Big-box stores do not have positive effects on their neighborhoods.
All the more reason to put it in the west bottoms. Or perhaps the Bannister area?

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The article by the Biz Journal is pretty weak and the Star hasn't backed it up yet. Is there any other indication this is for real?

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a friend of mine indicated they are still building out a new distribution center in joliet, IL. perhaps it will come after that...

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The Star hasen't reported yet.
Maybe 138th Street and Greeenwood Lane because Colliers is selling land know and will have a future road by 138th street.
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Wonder how IKEA would impact NFM?

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Highlander wrote:Wonder how IKEA would impact NFM?
Ikea's won't attract the 33 month no interest crowd.
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Not liking that location.

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