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.