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

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2. Boeing
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Boeing
Boeing's bad-ass unmanned jet, built in St. Louis.
The freakout has already begun for Boeing, the multinational corporation flirting with the idea of pulling production of its 777X jetliner out of Everett, Washington, and into the Lou.

Boeing is notorious for choosing cities with big perks -- including tax breaks and special labor rules -- to build its multimillion dollar projects, and it's pitting Missouri, South Carolina, Washington, Texas and California against each other to see who gives the best deal. Missouri has already approved $150 million in annual incentives for Boeing if the company brings their passenger jet and the 8,500 jobs it creates to St. Louis.

See also: Boeing's St. Louis Division Debut's Kick Ass Unmanned Jet Fighter, Phantom Ray

3. European boutiques

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Francisco Seoane Perez on Flickr
Zara -- Europe's answer to the Gap.
When H&M and Gap aren't enough, St. Louis' fashion savvy wish they had access to internationally famous (yet affordable) British and Spanish clothing stores their Dallas and Chicago counterparts get to visit, including Zara, Top Shop, Mango and All Saints. If one of those stores opened in St. Louis, the shopping frenzy would make Black Friday look like Easter.

St. Louisans are already mobbing the stores online. Shoppers obliterated Spanish retailer Zara's supply of a shiny $35 necklace after Kate Middleton wore it to a royal screening of a film about Nelson Mandela this weekend.

Continue reading for our last two gossip-worthy businesses.

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71 comments
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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