After months of advertising its Sweetwater store opening in the Summer, IKEA has finally announced a date for its grand opening. The new IKEA store is scheduled to open its doors on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9 A.M.
A press release states customers can begin “lining up” at the store in August 25th, 48 hours before the store opens.
With the opening of the first IKEA store in Miami-Dade County, it is expected the area will face severe traffic problems, especially since there are only two road that lead to the IKEA store: A small, 2-lane (1 each direction) road on NW 117 Ave from NW 25th street and the already congested 4-lane perimeter road in Dolphin Mall.
After weeks of requests, we have yet to receive an official statement from the Sweetwater Police Department or the Sweetwater Mayor’s office regarding traffic planning in the area.