IKEA to expand Canton Twp. store

Posted on March 20, 2014

IKEA in Canton Township is expanding.

The 311,000-square-foot home furnishings store plans to add 44,000-square-feet of space starting this summer. The store will remain open during construction, which is expected to be finished by spring of 2015.

The construction project will focus on the store’s self-serve furniture area, where shoppers collect flat-packed furniture to take home on the same day. IKEA will also rearrange customer service functions and enlarge the home delivery area.

“IKEA is thrilled with the success of IKEA Canton,” Matt Hunsicker, IKEA Canton store manager, said in a statement. “But, as our customer base and sales continue to grow — along with our product assortment — the store’s warehouse capacity now is less than ideal. Extending the store’s Self-Serve Furniture Area so it can hold more products would allow us to improve the shopping experience, to meet our customers’ needs more easily, and to enhance our ability to keep lowering prices.”

IKEA said Wednesday their full product line will be available throughout the construction process.

“This project may require some flexibility by our customers, but we are confident it will create an enhanced shopping experience with access to a bigger product selection and greater quantities of each item,” Hunsicker said.

The store, located on Ford Road off Interstate 275, opened in June 2006.