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Ikea to break ground on new Norfolk store on Nov. 17

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Representatives from Swedish retailer Ikea will join Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander and other local government and community officials on Friday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m. for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 338,000-square-foot store in Norfolk.

The store, to be located on 19 acres at the intersection of Interstate 64 and Northampton Blvd., expects to open in spring of 2019. It will employ about 250 people.

It will stock nearly 10,000 items. Ikea also plans to offer three model home interiors, 50 room settings, a supervised children’s area and a 450-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties.

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