On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

IKEA in Merriam !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I came out of the shower this morning to hear LD calling out to me with excitement.  She had just received a text message from our friend Mandy.  She could not stop screaming!  Mandy had texted her that IKEA was finally coming to Kansas City!  I went from happiness to disbelief, thinking that Mandy was just pulling our leg.  I asked where it was going to be built, and she texted Mandy to ask.  I could not believe my ears when she told me it was going to be built in Merriam right off Johnson Drive and I-35.  As in 3 miles from our home!

Do you think it is possible that IKEA executives might have actually read our blog?  Back in March 2009, I wrote about two potential great locations in Merriam for an IKEA.  Check this blog entry out:
My Selfish Idea = Bring IKEA to Merriam!!  They actually selected one of my two suggested locations, a Toyota dealership beat them to the other one.  I think IKEA owes us a finders fee, or an invitation to the grand opening. 

The weirdest thing is that we had actually scheduled a trip to IKEA this weekend (Minnesota), but ended up postponing it for later in October.   Now if we could only bring a CB2 and a Room and Board Outlet to Kansas City, we wouldn't have to go on that 8 hour trek! I meant to edit this post to add REI to my wishes, but then today LD told me that REI was coming!   I don't know how I missed that announcement.  

Here is an artist's rendition of the new IKEA, scheduled to open Fall 2014:

We can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And if somebody is looking for a house only 2 miles from IKEA, check out our previous post below.