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Old 03-13-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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Why don't we have a Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops or IKEA in Indianapolis?

There isn't an IKEA in the entire state of Indiana. Ohio has one, Illinois has two, California has EIGHT, and 20 other states have at least one.

I think Carmel would be a great location for IKEA.
I don't get what the big deal about IKEA is. You do know that Sauder makes a lot of their furniture, don't you? Sauder, the same put together furniture you see at Kmart.

They say IKEA is cheap. I bought two Sauder bookcases for 19.99 each at Value City a few years before they went under. Now that's cheap. IKEA may be cheap compared to real furniture, but it's not cheap.

One thing working against Indy when it comes to IKEA? No major university in town. Columbus is getting one and they are scouting Cleveland locations as we speak. But sooner or later they'll come to Indy. There are only so many places to put stores and Indy is one of them.

Indy will also get a Cabela's. Columbus has one, and Cabela's is a midwestern company so I'm sure Indy is on their radar.

Field & Stream is the Dick's Sporting Goods version of Cabela's. Maybe you'll get one of those too.

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ValueCity and just about every other furniture stores in Indy sells crap - cheap or otherwise, IKEA products are anything but cheap or crap, and obviously you've never owned one.
I have an IKEA bookcase. It is crap but it wasn't cheap.

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The construction currently going on is a "Marketplace" Kroger.

Yes, I realize that Kroger is directly across the street already. I don't know what they are thinking or planning.
The existing Kroger store will close. Marketplace doesn't do much for me, but they seem to be successful as Kroger is rolling them out in all of their markets. Their first Marketplace stores were out west, I think Fry's Marketplace in Arizona. The first Kroger Marketplace stores were in Columbus, then Cincinnati.

I think they try to locate Marketplace in locations that are somewhat removed from a Meijer, Target or Walmart.

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Old 03-13-2015, 01:25 PM
 
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When they announced that they were opening a store in Cincy a few years ago, it didn't surprise me one bit--lots and LOTS of other cities a close drive from the Queen City (Indy, Louisville, Dayton, Lexington, Columbus).
People aren't going to drive two hours to Cincinnati on regular basis to buy put-together furniture. What people forget is that only 20 miles separates Hamilton County (Cincinnati) and Montgomery County (Dayton). Cincinnati and Dayton taken together is a Top-20 metro area and Ikea is located practically right in the middle of the two metros. I'm surprised they picked Columbus before Cleveland/Akron/Canton, which is slightly larger than Cincinnati/Dayton.
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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One thing working against Indy when it comes to IKEA? No major university in town. Columbus is getting one and they are scouting Cleveland locations as we speak.
The biggest university in Cleveland is smaller than the biggest university in Indianapolis.

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Indy will also get a Cabela's. Columbus has one, and Cabela's is a midwestern company so I'm sure Indy is on their radar.
They are already building a Cabela's north of Indy in Noblesville.

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I have an IKEA bookcase. It is crap but it wasn't cheap.
I too have an IKEA bookcase. It is not crap.
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Old 03-13-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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The biggest university in Cleveland is smaller than the biggest university in Indianapolis.
Cleveland State, Case Western, John Carroll, Baldwin Wallace, Oberlin, Medical College of Ohio, Kent State and the University of Akron are all a stone's throw away. West Lafayette and Bloomington are much further away from Indy.
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Old 03-13-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Cleveland State, Case Western, John Carroll, Baldwin Wallace, Oberlin, Medical College of Ohio, Kent State and the University of Akron are all a stone's throw away. West Lafayette and Bloomington are much further away from Indy.
IUPUI, Butler, UIndy, Anderson, Ball State, Marian, Franklin College, DePauw, Wabash; then the two B1G schools that are just a bit further away at around 20 miles more. I suspect the two B1G schools are close enough that IKEA would pull from them. Definitely not as far away as you are implying.

Medical College of Ohio is not a thing anymore.

I am going to go on record of saying; I don't think any of this matters. If Cleveland gets an IKEA before Indianapolis, it won't be because Akron and Kent State are closer to Cleveland than IU and Purdue are too Indianapolis.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Muncie, IN
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Let's see here... It appears Ikea is hesitant to go in CSAs around the 2 million mark. I believe if KC, St. Louis, or Columbus can support one, Indy can also. Cleveland and Indy must be next in line in the Midwest.


IKEA?
Charlotte 2.5 million: YES
Sacramento 2.5 million: YES
Kansas City 2.4 million: YES
Salt Lake City 2.4 million: YES
Columbus 2.3 million: YES (being built)
Indianapolis 2.3 million: NO
Las Vegas 2.3 million: YES
Cincinnati 2.2 million (Dayton 1.1 million): YES
Milwaukee 2.0 million: NO
Raleigh 2.0 million: NO
Nashville 1.9 million: NO
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:37 PM
 
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Man, that was quick! I was gonna post the news too, but you beat me too it! And you posted at the exact same time that the "Move to Indy" page posted as well!

Ikea Indy
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:04 AM
 
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Yay! I always knew Fishers or Noblesville would be a great market for IKEA. So much for the naysayers......
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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And you posted at the exact same time that the "Move to Indy" page posted as well!

Ikea Indy
What an odd coincidence
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Curious where this is going to go. I have to guess Exit 210 on 69. I just can't see them wanting to be anywhere but on the interstate. Will it go along 136th St leading to IU Hospital? Considering the fuss area residents are putting up over a possible community sports center along that road I doubt they'd welcome an Ikea. Or maybe the other side of St. Vincent Hospital? My only other guess would be next to Navient at 116th and USA Pkwy. That could explain the realigning of USA Pkwy and the added travel lane from I-69 to there. But would they want to be somewhere without other retail around? Guess we'll find out at 10:30.
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