UPDATE: It has been announced that IKEA will open on May 18 at 9 a.m. Customers will be allowed to begin lining up for entry 48 hours in advance of the doors' opening.
Representatives for the store said they are expecting to finish building the store earlier than expected.
Get ready for do-it-yourself projects and Swedish meatballs. IKEA's first location in the state of Nevada is just months away from opening its doors.
Crews say construction is on track. They are currently finishing the painting, dry-walling, plumbing, and electrical.
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Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, of District F also toured the new location today, and is excited for what the store means for not only the southwest part of the valley, but the valley as a whole.
"I think it's going to drive our economy," says Brager.
Before IKEA even started building in the valley, they counted over 100,000 people who were already IKEA family members.
"That means they had been purchasing IKEA products without an IKEA store," says store manager Amy Jenson.
The new IKEA store is under construction on 26 acres in the Spring Valley area of Clark County.
The 351,000 square foot future IKEA Las Vegas store and its approximately 1,300 parking spaces will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children's play area, and a 450 seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties and American cuisine.
There are only 41 IKEA stores in the United States, with the next closest locations to Las Vegas residents in Covina, CA, Tempe, AZ and Draper, UT.
The store is still on track to open summer 2016.