IKEA looks to fall 2014 opening after picking contractor J.E. Dunn

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  • J.E. Dunn gets to build this retail attraction soon.

Swedish furniture- and meatball-maker IKEA picked J.E. Dunn – who else? – to build its store atop the Great Wall of Merriam.

The prolific Kansas City contractor gets to work with civil engineer Shafer Kline & Warren on the tricky task of building a massive store to replace a barely used strip mall perched on top of a massive retaining wall near Johnson Drive and Interstate 35.

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