IKEA in Santo Domingo.
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. President Fernandez said 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.