Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, April 21

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Ikea, purveyors of semi-disposable Swedish furniture, has been trying to find a location within the city limits for a new store. But after an extensive search, the company has abandoned plans and will build a second suburban store instead. Why? The plot they had been looking at, on the near-South Side, would take until 2007 to develop, and Ikea wants the new shop open by 2005.

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