ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Sweden's most famous export, IKEA, is coming to St. Louis. The massive store is scheduled to open late next year, but the excitement is building. More than 100,000 shoppers from St. Louis drive more than four hours to the Chicago suburbs to experience IKEA every year.
If you've never been to an IKEA, maybe you're wondering what all the hype is about? FOX 2's Elliot Weiler traveled to IKEA's Bolingbrook, IL store for a sneak peak at what St. Louis' store will look like.
Watch the video for an inside look at IKEA, then explore the web extras, including specific information about St. Louis' IKEA, including an artist's rendering of the store and facts about the estimated economic impact on the region.