President Leonel Fernandez and IKEA president Anders Dahlvig, put their shoulders into the first shovelfuls of dirt at the official launch of the construction phase of the US$63 million investment. The new store will occupy 80,000 square meters of the old UNPHU I campus on Ave. John F. Kennedy, near the intersection with Ave. Winston Churchill. President Fernandez took credit for the investment, telling reporters how he got the deal going at a breakfast meeting held in Madrid three years ago. The IKEA facility will complement an area full of shopping options, with Americana de Departamentos, Hache, Almacenes Unidos, Diamond Mall and La Sirena all within a few minutes of each other.

30 April 2008 - DR1 Daily News