Spring of 2007 will see the opening of an IKEA at the intersection of Bangerter Highway and I-15, in Draper Utah. It's the first inland store that I know of, but I can't tell because IKEA's site has been down for over a week.
I'm excited... no: elated, actually. Which is strange, as IKEA is, when all is said and done, just a better breed of big-box retailer. And I hate big-box retailing. So I'm elated... and just a little confused.
But my confusion won't get in the way of me chowing-down on a plate full of their café's Swedish meatballs, or buying a case of their fizzy pear soda.
I ♥ IKEA.