The popular home furnishings store Ikea has announced plans to open its first store in Nevada in the summer of 2016.
Officials with the Swedish retailer said at a news conference Monday that they're proposing a 351,000-square-foot store in the southwest part of Las Vegas, at Sunset Road and Durango Drive near the 215 Beltway.
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Ikea has 38 stores in the U.S., but Nevada shoppers must travel to Covina, California, Tempe, Arizona, or Draper, Utah to buy the store's signature ready-to-assemble furniture.
Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager said the project will create 350 construction jobs and another 300 full- and part-time jobs once it opens.
Brager said the project still needs approval from a town board in August and the Clark County Commission in September.