Ikea dreams on Nettlefold Street?

By 11 January, 2012 22

ikea?

Naomi’s sent in this pic with the following note:

I work in Belconnen and have been walking past a major building construction for the past couple of months. When it first started I asked the workmen what was being built and they said it was apartments. Today it was being painted Ikea blue and looks the right shape including large metal framework for signage. It has no windows so clearly isn’t apartments.

Is there any news if this could be an Ikea store? It’s on Nettlefold Street opposite the medical centre.

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22 Responses to Ikea dreams on Nettlefold Street?
#1
Amethyst9:34 am, 11 Jan 12

Pretty sure (from a ‘trusted source’ haha) that’s the new Officeworks.

#2
MightyJoe9:35 am, 11 Jan 12

Is it going to be South Ikean or North Ikean? I always get ronely when i think about the poor North Ikeans….. sorry, Team America joke there.

Its about time Canberra got an Ikea… First world problems i guess..

#3
MrForthright10:09 am, 11 Jan 12

Far too small to be Ikea. It could be the new fire and ambulance station.

#4
micky_c8510:18 am, 11 Jan 12

MightyJoe said :

Is it going to be South Ikean or North Ikean? I always get ronely when i think about the poor North Ikeans….. sorry, Team America joke there.

Everybody! That was a joke, apparently! It was a joke! Did you get it? The joke? It was a joke!

#5
Rawhide Kid Part310:19 am, 11 Jan 12

Blue = NRMA

#6
EvanJames10:23 am, 11 Jan 12

Probably Officeworks, like Amethyst said, or a hardware/homewares shed. Ikea aren’t coming to Canberra, more’s the pity, especially after they’ve just built a second shop in Sydney (Tempe). They have some equation about numbers of people within X mile radius, and Canberra is nowhere near it. I’m pretty sure the Airport approached them with the Brand Depot building and offers of boundless paddocks for their own shed, like Costco, but it was no-go.

#7
Ian10:34 am, 11 Jan 12

I’ve been tipping it as Officeworks for the last month or so.

#8
Solidarity10:44 am, 11 Jan 12

Masters perhaps?

#9
Primal10:59 am, 11 Jan 12

Solidarity said :

Masters perhaps?

My money’s on that.

#10
evil_olive11:24 am, 11 Jan 12

For Ikea to open in Canberra we’d have to have a minimum population of 2 million. They won’t even consider unless we meet that requirement. Because they’d be doing US a favour. So it’s definitely (another) Officeworks!

#11
Postalgeek11:34 am, 11 Jan 12

micky_c85 said :

MightyJoe said :

Is it going to be South Ikean or North Ikean? I always get ronely when i think about the poor North Ikeans….. sorry, Team America joke there.

Everybody! That was a joke, apparently! It was a joke! Did you get it? The joke? It was a joke!

Are you full of inane attempts at sarcasm or do you have anything better to offer?

#12
timeeh11:39 am, 11 Jan 12

It’s another Officeworks, unless someone buys it off them between now and opening…..

#13
Baldy11:42 am, 11 Jan 12

evil_olive said :

For Ikea to open in Canberra we’d have to have a minimum population of 2 million. They won’t even consider unless we meet that requirement. Because they’d be doing US a favour. So it’s definitely (another) Officeworks!

I did the strange thing of calling Ikea. Acording to their customer service people it isn’t them.

#14
GBT11:51 am, 11 Jan 12

evil_olive said :

For Ikea to open in Canberra we’d have to have a minimum population of 2 million. They won’t even consider unless we meet that requirement. Because they’d be doing US a favour. So it’s definitely (another) Officeworks!

I really don’t think any of these population requirements people bandy about are actually true. I think IKEA would just do an analysis to determine whether such a location is profitable, not put one in once a magic number has been reached.

Either way, IKEA are planning on opening a few new stores but none are in Canberra.

#15
sirorange1:13 pm, 11 Jan 12

The area is zoned as CZ2 comercial use not residential so it can’t be appartments. I think It’s Block 14 Section 14 Belconnen.

Perth and Adelaide both have populations of under 2 million and both have Ikea stores.

#16
RedDogInCan9:34 pm, 11 Jan 12

Solidarity said :

Masters perhaps?

I wish it was. I had the opportunity to visit a Masters up on the Gold Coast and it leaves Bunnings looking very stale.

#17
bd8411:18 pm, 11 Jan 12

RedDogInCan said :

Solidarity said :

Masters perhaps?

I wish it was. I had the opportunity to visit a Masters up on the Gold Coast and it leaves Bunnings looking very stale.

Masters is going up at the airport next to the maccas and woolies petrol. Sign says due to open mid 2012 from memory.

#18
qbngeek9:14 am, 12 Jan 12

RedDogInCan said :

Solidarity said :

Masters perhaps?

I wish it was. I had the opportunity to visit a Masters up on the Gold Coast and it leaves Bunnings looking very stale.

I will go have a look at Masters once it opens, but at the end of the day I will still go to my local Home Hardware where I can get advice from the business owner.

#19
KB19719:34 am, 12 Jan 12

qbngeek said :

RedDogInCan said :

Solidarity said :

Masters perhaps?

I wish it was. I had the opportunity to visit a Masters up on the Gold Coast and it leaves Bunnings looking very stale.

I will go have a look at Masters once it opens, but at the end of the day I will still go to my local Home Hardware where I can get advice from the business owner.

I wish we had such luxury. We dont even have a Magnet Mart in Tuggers for competition.

#20
Vegemite12:15 pm, 12 Jan 12

GBT said :

evil_olive said :

For Ikea to open in Canberra we’d have to have a minimum population of 2 million. They won’t even consider unless we meet that requirement. Because they’d be doing US a favour. So it’s definitely (another) Officeworks!

I really don’t think any of these population requirements people bandy about are actually true. I think IKEA would just do an analysis to determine whether such a location is profitable, not put one in once a magic number has been reached.

Either way, IKEA are planning on opening a few new stores but none are in Canberra.

Agreed. There is an Ikea in Innsbruck, Austria where the population is a grand 120,000!

#21
JC7:31 pm, 12 Jan 12

RedDogInCan said :

Solidarity said :

Masters perhaps?

I wish it was. I had the opportunity to visit a Masters up on the Gold Coast and it leaves Bunnings looking very stale.

I went to the one just off the Hume near Camden and wasn’t too impressed actually. For a hardware shop it lacks choice. You go there and want something it has one brand of them. I brought a 4 way light for $150 only to find 1 of the lights was a different colour compared to the others and when I removed them one of the fittings came out. When next I venture Sydney way I will be returning it and tell them to stick it in their bum.

It is more of a homewares shop with a garden centre and hardware shop built in.

#22
Golden-Alpine8:15 pm, 12 Jan 12

Looks like an Officeworks to me. Too small for Masters. Too small for Ikea.

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