Bring Ikea to Nashville
The Nashville area is one of the most increasingly urban areas in the Southeast, with convenient and relatively inexpensive plots of land available just outside city limits for new construction. Nashville is centrally located and as a result, is a popular tourist location for many Tennesseans and southerners. The Metro-Nashville government offers many incentives for new businesses moving to the area, especially those whose stores will increase our already-booming tourism industry. Many residents make the five-hour trek to Atlanta, GA to shop at IKEA. For those of us who do not, there is a delivery service locally who charges up to 30% in delivery fees. As a result, most Nashvillians and locals are flocking to Craigslist to buy used furniture others have purchased elsewhere. The demand for IKEA furniture in Nashville is high and cannot be met by other sources of delivery, including the delivery from IKEA Direct, who only offers a small percentage of IKEA products. Of course, procuring larger items is a bit tricky when traveling at those distances. We, as residents of TN and other supporters, wish to show our solidarity in our desire to bring an IKEA store to the area. IKEA Management: we, the undersigned, wish to present our interest in Nashville, TN being considered for a future location. Thank you!