The Milwaukee Business Journal reported in its May 27, 2005 print edition that IKEA has retained a real estate broker in Milwaukee to find a location for a store. The store would be 215,000 square feet, as compared to the 300,000 square foot store in Schaumburg, Illinois, the closest IKEA store to Milwaukee (and our closest too!). Joan Hocke with IKEA Property says the site could be developed over the next several years.
Sigh. I’m originally from Wisconsin so I know Milwaukee is a great city, but I can’t believe they’re probably going to get an IKEA store before we will.