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Ikea dreams on Nettlefold Street?

By johnboy - 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.

What’s Your opinion?


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22 Responses to
Ikea dreams on Nettlefold Street?
sirorange 1:13 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.

GBT 11:51 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.

Baldy 11:42 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.

timeeh 11:39 am 11 Jan 12

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

Postalgeek 11:34 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?

evil_olive 11:24 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!

Primal 10:59 am 11 Jan 12

Solidarity said :

Masters perhaps?

My money’s on that.

Solidarity 10:44 am 11 Jan 12

Masters perhaps?

Ian 10:34 am 11 Jan 12

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

EvanJames 10:23 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.

Rawhide Kid Part3 10:19 am 11 Jan 12

Blue = NRMA

micky_c85 10:18 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!

MrForthright 10:09 am 11 Jan 12

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

MightyJoe 9:35 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..

Amethyst 9:34 am 11 Jan 12

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

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