A new Ikea Alicante store.
In Alicante a new Ikea Alicante Furniture store will open it doors in 2015.
The Ikea will be located in Rabasa Alicante. There shall also a new shopping center will be build. Also next to this, there will be a new construction site. On this site will include housing beside the shopping center. Up to 13.500 houses are planned to be build next to the shopping center. The new Ikea Alicante will occupy 300 000 square meters. The Ikea will provide for 9000 direct and indirect jobs in the city.
The Ikea is estimated to bring around 5 million customers each year to Alicante. So this would definitely be a major boost for the entire region. The Job opening will be directed at mostly people from Alicante. So that is more environmentally friendly. The employees will drive easily to their nearby work each day. Till now all this is just a rumor.
The Ikea in Alicante will be closer for most people than the newly build Ikea in Valencia or the on in Murcia.
The commercial site will also include an 120 000 square metres for restaurants, offices and commercial buildings.
Other planning ?
Unfortunately some false rumours have surfaced of the Ikea being built across La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre in Orihuela Costa. Although this would have been a great place to build an Ikea.
In Alicante it can simply attract more tourist from the North side of Costa Brava like Benidorm and Calpe. So people from Orihuela Costa will have to choose either drive 30 minutes to the Shopping Centres in Murcia and visit the Ikea there. Or go to Alicante which takes you around 45 Minutes.
For the Moment people can visit the Ikea in Valencia or the Ikea in Murcia.
This article will be update as soon as we hear more news.
Update Ikea Alicante.
After years of struggle for Ikea a final decision could be close to a solution in the nearby future.
The mayor of Alicante and the company admitted that they were negotiations.
But nothing has been concreted till now.
However the mayor said that there will be an announcement early in the spring 2017.
The plans are that the Ikea would open an extreme large store on a 50 000 square meters area. Alongside with an other medium size shops. More specifically in the Rabasa area.
nearby the Decathlon.