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Ikea looks to Broomfield for second Denver metro store

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Swedish furniture retailer Ikea said Thursday it has found a site in Broomfield as a potential spot for a second store in the Denver metro area.

The 123-acre lot is near Interstate 25 and East Baseline Road. There is no exact time frame for when the store will be open.

The company said the city has started the process of incorporating Ikea into the master-planned Regional Retain Center along the Interstate 25 corridor and it could take “several years” before the store opens.

Ikea opened a store at I-25 and East County Line Road in Centennial in 2011.

“We are excited at the opportunity for a potential second Denver-area Ikea store at this location in Broomfield,” Ikea U.S. president Lars Petersson said. “A store in this retail corridor would complement our strong presence established in Centennial and eventually provide customers in the northern part of the Front Range an Ikea store closer to them.”

Ikea said more than 500 jobs are expected during the construction phase and 250 workers would be hired when the store opens.