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Franklin Gateway renovation continues as Marietta welcomes new IKEA store

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The renovation continues along the Franklin Gateway corridor as furniture retail chain IKEA has announced plans to build a new location in Marietta.

The store will be built on the site of the former Marquis Place apartment complex. The store will comprise over 300,000 square feet and is said to be the largest single retailer development ever built in Marietta and Cobb County.

"After 10 successful years in our Midtown location, we are excited to expand our presence with a new store in the Atlanta-area,” said Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. president in a press release. “This proposed Marietta store will bring the unique family-friendly shopping experience closer to customers in Cobb County and beyond.”

The store will employ hundreds of people and will bring property tax revenue for local governments and the school system. 

It is unclear when construction will begin.

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