Lovers of meatballs and made-to-assemble Scandanavian furniture rejoice: Swedish furniture giant IKEA plans to open a new store in the Czech Republic.
According to a report from online news journal E15, the store will open on the D1 highway in Čestlice on the southern outskirts of Prague.
The new IKEA location will be part of a brand new shopping complex. It is purported to be one of the largest in the Czech Republic and will costs billions of crowns to build.
The Čestlice store will be the fifth IKEA store in the Czech Republic.
The real estate developers behind the project told the publication that: “Infrastructure development has already begun, its completion is planned for the first half of next year.”
Completion of the entire trade zone is planned for the year 2018-2019.
In other IKEA news, the Czech IKEA e-shop launched in May 2016, but is still operating in a limited form, only offering a pay on-line option for pick-up in Zličín. According to an IKEA Czech rep, this service is slated to be in place in all stores come summer.