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IKEA: DOING WINNIPEG A FAVOUR OR LOOKING FOR A SWEETHEART DEAL?

The perennial “Is IKEA coming to Winnipeg?” story recently took a new twist. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, an IKEA spokesperson characterized Winnipeg as “the market that we are taking the most serious look at right now for expansion.” She said IKEA has identified a location, but refused to say what it was and fed the air of mystery that has surrounded this story from the beginning by adding: “It is very premature for us to say anything at this point.”
Still, it was enough to leave Winnipeg’s legion of IKEA fans bubbling with enthusiasm. A typical comment on Skyscraper.com: “The fact that this city is even on the radar shows that we are not some deadwater city with no potential, as these kinds of stores don’t set up in places like Sudbury.”

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