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IKEA submits plans for Dublin store at I-580, Hacienda Drive

Construction could begin as early as spring 2017

Bay Area residents could have three IKEA stores to choose from if plans submitted for a new Dublin location are approved.

Construction on a new home furniture store could begin as early as spring 2017 for a projected store opening opening sometime in summer 2018, according to IKEA officials.

The proposed 339,000-square-foot store would be built on a 21-acre property in the northwestern corner of Hacienda Drive and I-580.

Additionally, the plan includes the development of a nearby six-acre area for a 52,000-square-foot space that could be used for retail stores, a restaurant and a boutique hotel, company officials said.

The store would be IKEA's ninth location in California. The two current Bay Area locations are in Emeryville and East Palo Alto.

"We continue to be thrilled with the reception afforded us in the Bay Area," IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson said in a statement. "This proposed store would complement the presence in Emeryville and East Palo Alto, providing Tri-Valley customers their own store."

Construction on the project could create more than 500 jobs and, once open, the store would employ about 350 people, according to company officials.

— Bay City News Service

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18 people like this
Posted by JC
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2016 at 7:26 am

Just Say No! No more traffic on 580!! This will be a huge mess! Dublin has lost its mind!!


34 people like this
Posted by ptown resident
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 16, 2016 at 8:44 am

I love IKEA! What else could go there because the land will not sit vacant. Seems like a good fit for the area.


28 people like this
Posted by Kim
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Mar 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

It is foolish to "just say no" to commercial development. Well planned commercial development is vital tax revenue to a city.


16 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

Cheap Made in China furniture.


16 people like this
Posted by Craig
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 16, 2016 at 9:29 am

That's because too many cheap people here like cheap products.

"Cheap Made in China furniture."


16 people like this
Posted by Lucy
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Mar 16, 2016 at 9:52 am

Bring it!


45 people like this
Posted by Pierre
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 16, 2016 at 11:30 am

I, for one, welcome the opportunity to purchase Swedish meatballs without having to drive all the way to Emeryville.


20 people like this
Posted by JA
a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm

All commercial developments should be welcome. Generates lot of jobs locally and needed tax revenue to the city. You don't want other cities to get these revenue. Some people just join the band wagon to stop all progress and then drive several miles to shop at these stores.


17 people like this
Posted by Patriot
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Don't hear any Dublin folks complaining ! Big box like Costco both needed. Will black tie start another just say no initiative ?


41 people like this
Posted by Joni
a resident of Dublin
on Mar 16, 2016 at 1:42 pm

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot SPOT
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
Then they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em

Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But LEAVE me the birds and the bees
Please!

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot


35 people like this
Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 16, 2016 at 1:51 pm

That is currently a faceless, ugly piece of frontage. IKEA would be perfect. Same as Costco on the old Clorox spot. Perfect locations for both. Build it.


16 people like this
Posted by caywen
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 16, 2016 at 5:46 pm

I don't buy the "too much traffic" argument. People in west bay already go to Emeryville or Palo Alto. People in Tri-Valley won't have to take 580 to Emeryville any more. That means less traffic, not more.

I buy the argument for the Livermore outlets since there's no west bay equivalent, but not for Ikea, Costco, or anything else that west bay already has.


7 people like this
Posted by Betty
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Mar 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm

Betty is a registered user.

DEAR JONI, I can't figure out what your point is. You live in a house or apartment, shop in stores, Drive on streets - yeah a lot of pavement too in your pro rata of paved paradise







19 people like this
Posted by Dub Resident
a resident of Dublin
on Mar 17, 2016 at 9:10 am

You are correct....Dublin has lost it's mind.


4 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 17, 2016 at 9:16 am

Cheap Made in China furniture


9 people like this
Posted by James
a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm

It's hard these days to find anything that is NOT cheap made in China!
So Ikea is no different.
I think it will be a great addition to the Valley.


7 people like this
Posted by Westsider
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 17, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Great meatballs. Seems like reasonable use for freeway frontage that is commercially zoned. Definitely will add to traffic at that intersection and ramp but 580 is already he'll on wheels, how can it get worse.? The jobs will be staffed by some of our kids and a ton of folks from Tracy.


1 person likes this
Posted by Kevin Costner
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 18, 2016 at 10:28 am

" BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME "


14 people like this
Posted by June
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Mar 18, 2016 at 10:37 am

June is a registered user.

But at least, please no big industrial looking massive building painted bright blue and yellow with a billboard sized IKEA block letters to be the visual icon of the Tri Valley. Make it at least an attractive higher tech looking design to compliment our area. Enough with the pole signs, and oh do suburban tacky.


14 people like this
Posted by Downtowner
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Downtowner is a registered user.

More than ten years ago I contacted IKEA to try to convince them of the favorable demographics of the Tri-Valley and the need for a store here. Glad to see that may finally come to fruition. Hacienda/580 is a perfect spot, complementing the recently-opened Whole Foods and the established Hacienda Crossings center. I am glad that Dublin folks seem to be more reasonably minded than the NIMBY crowd in Pleasanton.


8 people like this
Posted by not logical
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm

I don't get the traffic arguments either.

We have a job center so people feel we should add more housing to reduce traffic. The jobs/housing balance argument.

Given the above argument, we should be building shopping near housing to reduce traffic

There are already Ikeas and Costcos out there (these are not new chains for the area). Adding more of them should reduce traffic.


16 people like this
Posted by Julie
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Mar 18, 2016 at 7:44 pm

The site Ikea wants WILL be developed by someone. Whether it's Ikea or another business. And it WILL have traffic. To those of you complaining about the added traffic, do you actually think something will go in that site that doesn't create traffic.
Might as well be something like Ikea that will bring in a lot of tax dollars.
I bet that almost all the people saying no to Ikea will go there if it's built.


9 people like this
Posted by SharksFan
a resident of Foothill High School
on Mar 18, 2016 at 8:23 pm

I will be driving to the Ikea in Dublin listening to Joni Mitchell on my 'made in China' iPhone 7.


8 people like this
Posted by Ceeg
a resident of Dublin
on Mar 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm

Agree with those of you who say that traffic is not the issue. The commute to emeryville and/or east Palo Alto makes traffic far worse than having desired businesses like IKEA actually closer to residents in the area. But I will say enough with all the ugly designs and poor planning of all these shopping centers in Dublin. Be more thoughtful and creative!! Make the Ikeas site walkable and less cheesy than some of the more recent developments in east Dublin.


7 people like this
Posted by Ptown Foothill
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 23, 2016 at 9:45 am

Great! We don't have to worry about looking at all the development on the hills because we won't be able to see over the IKEA building! Let's just cement the whole area and look like LA! Awesome plan!!


1 person likes this
Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm

IKEA: the place to go for stylish, inexpensive, poorly designed and poorly constructed furniture.


3 people like this
Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

From the Ikea website:

"Today approximately 22% of our range is produced in China"

With an explanation that they are very involved in the production process.

I don't care for much of their furniture, but it is stylish and inexpensive (for the most part). It likely won't survive into marriage for most 20-somethings, so it will reduce "those" arguments too!

It has better stuff than Walmart, so it will put pressure on them to improve too. Competition is a good thing.


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Posted by Dubliner
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Here's a petition to say no to Ikea. Please sign if interested. We need 29 more sined to get to 1500.

Web Link


3 people like this
Posted by Tammy Ficarra
a resident of Dublin
on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Costco in Livermore isn't in residential area. Perhaps those who commented here don't know that across the street from the proposed Ikea site will be home to 2,000 houses and an elementary school. There is just one road thru Dublin and 8,000 houses on the way. When the freeways get too congested, which is daily, the cars spill out onto this one road. There is just one HS in Dublin which takes 30 minutes to get from East side tovest side. This is without an IKEA. An Ikea isn't only option. This big box type of business doesn't add anything to community. It is a detriment to the community.


5 people like this
Posted by Rod
a resident of Old Towne
on Sep 9, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Will IKEA ask Dublin to pay $11 million? I doubt it! Would Dublin pay $11 million to build roads for Ikea? No.

IKEA - yes
Costco - no $11 million!


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