IKEA- 'We're not coming to El Paso'

Sorry guys, IKEA has no intentions of opening in El Paso anytime soon.

The rumor was spread across social media earlier this week after local media stations irresponsibly reported that a local developer was in talks to bring an Ikea to the Borderland. Joseph Roth, an Ikea rep for the company replied to El Paso 411’s questions this morning with a big fat “NO.” Literally in CAPS.

One main reason: Our population is nowhere near their requirements. In comparison, San Antonio just announced their first Ikea. Their population was 1.4 million in 2013. El Paso’s was 670,000.