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IKEA Will Be Posting Jobs Soon

April 14, 2015 Big Box, Featured, Retail 6 Comments

It has been a little over four months since IKEA officially announced they were opening a location in the St. Louis region — specifically in the City of St. Louis. The big blue & yellow box is now fully formed.

IKEA as seen on WB I-64
IKEA as seen on WB I-64, not really visible EB
As seen from Vandeventer Ave
As seen from Vandeventer Ave

The St. Louis IKEA is supposed to open this Fall. In August we’re planning one last visit to the IKEA in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook on our drive back from a weekend in Chicago. When the store opens here we’re planning to get a new king-sized mattress & platform bed.

If you’ve never shopped at an IKEA before I recommend at least four hours to see it in full. Since I first walked into an IKEA in August 1990 I’ve wondered what it would be like to live close to a store. The visits to the seven locations I’ve been to involved either filling my vehicle or getting just a little something to fir in my carryon bag. For the first time I’ll be able to take public transit to an IKEA, maybe just for lunch and to browse their creative displays.

IKEA St. Louis is already hiring some managerial positions, they’ll be hiring for additional positions soon. If you’re interested, you can sign up to be notified.

Is it just me or have existing furniture stores increased their TV advertising?

— Steve Patterson


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  1. Sgt Stadanko says:

    i will have to remember to let the next panhandler, that tries to shake me down, know that ikea is hiring. i could use a new excuse for those human cockroaches. thanks, sarge

  2. Fozzie says:

    Why do I have a feeling if this suburban-style box store was located in Chesterfield Valley, I would see post after post berating its construction?

    • Because you read into my posts what you want. Numerous times prior to their announcement I said big box stores, especially ones this size, belong in suburbia. Then after the announcement I was critical of the site plan and how it would be reached by pedestrians coming from a new MetroLink station to be built. Then I posted about my visit to the suburban Kansaa City location built on a smaller site — our store is nearly identical.

      This is a new breed of big box stores, not typical suburban big box but also not idealized urban retail. It’s happening and the jobs will be a positive.

  3. raccoozie says:

    I still wish they had put the building up to the street and the surface parking behind it.

  4. John R says:

    I’m not on 64 much so its nice to see some of the cranes in the CWE from a different perspective. I believe there are 5 up around BJC (but I believe the crane for the College of Pharmacy is coming down) and 2 for Citywalk at the moment.


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