Latest Auckland IKEA rumour
I see the Herald is running with the latest in a long string of IKEA rumours, and have headlined it…
It’s not until you read the article that you realise this is third hand, possibly fourth hand information based on an article in the Independent, and stuff.co.nz puts the rumours into perspective.
Once again the company has no response, and no one can actually confirm the rumour or provide anything to indicate it might be credible. So once again we are left guessing about whether or not this is true.
In the last few years IKEA has been picked to go into; Botany Downs, Sylvia Park, Albany Centre, South of Pukekohe, Mount Wellington somewhere, and now Manukau.
I’ll leave it to everyone to draw their own conclusions but once again we seem to have some pretty unhelpful reporting with little in the way of firm evidence.
The only area apparently not about to get an IKEA is West Auckland…
I’d heard (from sources so secret and obscure I can’t reveal them) IKEA were looking at land near the new western motorway extension near Massey because it’ll give consumers access from North Shore, West Auckland and when the South Western Highway is hooked up, South Auckland. Real Estate agents have declined to comment and claim to know nothing about this rumour, but there are some huge blocks of land there being re-zoned by Waitakere City Council. IKEA have not confirmed this (because they have never responded to any of my emails about stores in NZ anyway) and so this is as good a basis for a rumour than any of the the other ones started in the last two years.
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