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Swedish furniture titan Ikea headed to St. Louis

Updated: 2013-12-04T15:58:47Z

— The world's largest furniture retailer is opening its first Missouri store in St. Louis.

Ikea plans a Wednesday morning announcement of its new store on Forest Park Avenue near the city's Central West End.

A new store is under construction at Johnson Drive and Interstate 35 in Merriam, with a planned fall 2014 opening

Ikea has nearly 350 stores worldwide but fewer than 40 in the U.S.

The Associated Press

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