IKEA is Coming: 5 Businesses St. Louis Will Freak Out Over Next

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This is what IKEA will look like in St. Louis, opening in Fall 2015.
Rumors that an IKEA furniture store could open in St. Louis kept news outlets and Facebook campaigns busy for years before Swedish retailers made the deal official last week. Every few months, it seemed, a fresh whisper would reignite the blogs and comments in business gossip.

But now that IKEA seems firmly planted in midtown, Daily RFT couldn't help but wonder: What will be the next big business rumor to get St. Louisans all riled up?

Here are a few of our guesses:

1. Shake Shack, In-N-Out and other trendy burger chains

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A long line at the Shake Shack in New York.
Any fast-food connoisseur knows St. Louis is missing out when it comes to the biggest and best burger chains in the country. True, we have Steak 'N' Shake, where steakburgers are cooked to order 24/7; Five Guys, which tops delicious burgers with something that looks like cheese and tastes even better; and Culver's, where Wisconsinites slather your patties in butter. (BUTTER!)

But there's more for foodies whose gastronomical excursions include drive-through windows.

St. Louis native Danny Meyer turned a Madison Square Park hot-dog cart into the famous Shake Shack roadside burger stands that draw long lines across New York City. Rumors that Meyer would return to his hometown and take over the empty space at CityGarden spread like crazy a few months ago, but nothing close to the frenzy IKEA built for itself.

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See also: Citygarden's Beautiful Restaurant is Vacant -- Could Shake Shack Swoop In?

Other options include the famous In-N-Out burger, a fiercely protected favorite of Southern Californians that's started inching into Southwestern states over the last few years, and What-A-Burger, Texas' answer to the golden arches.

Four more after the jump!


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Jennifer Cox
Jennifer Cox

My excitement is unsurpassable .... Finally IKEA comes to me !

Marta Hepler Drahos
Marta Hepler Drahos

One more reason to visit in September (though we did walk through one in Sweden) ...

Gary Lancaster
Gary Lancaster

IKEA is NOT 2nd Amendment friendly and I wouldn't set foot in one of their stores

Patricia Knight
Patricia Knight

Lucky you...your mom and I love to make a day of ikea!

Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone

Just don't eat the Swedish meatballs... they are made from horse meat!

Mona Busch
Mona Busch

So excited! Can't wait! Worth driving over a bridge for.

danagetz
danagetz

Trader's Joe should open on Chippewa and Kingshighway in the Petsmart mini mall.  Enough space and parking and accessible to most South 'STL'ians.

Nancy Martin
Nancy Martin

Robin, it is a 3 story store and they have a lot of displays of every room in a house and they give you plenty of ideas on designing your rooms and plus towels,sheets,pillows kitchen supplies such as dishes, pots & pans, silverware, some toys. Just too many items to mention and it is all at reasonable prices. I have never heard of anybody not liking Ikea. We just went to the one by Chicago. Our family love Ikea.

Kevin McGrane Sr.
Kevin McGrane Sr.

Wow...imagine how many Allen wrenches the construction crew must use to build that thing...

Robin Hall
Robin Hall

What is Ikea never heard if it and that is just what we need something else foreign

Lynn Smith
Lynn Smith

live in the East and love Timmy's!

Nik Vojicic
Nik Vojicic

Nooooo take that junkedy junk back to Sweden!

Wayne Howe
Wayne Howe

Kristin Howe this could be a bad thing....

Tiffany Lackman
Tiffany Lackman

Bahahahaha!!! Michelle Monday he has no idea!!!! Not does he need to know!!!!! Lol

Michelle Monday
Michelle Monday

Tiffany Lackman this is going to be Zacs worst nightmare Hahaha

Tony Bologna
Tony Bologna

People are all excited about the Swedish IKEA but the second you say you buy foreign cars they're all over your ass haha

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

I prefer furniture from antique row. I don't like the newer cheap made stuff.

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