Michael Holmes relaxes in a chair before the IKEA groundbreaking ceremony begins on the Cortex site in St. Louis on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Swedish furniture titan Ikea has selected a location in the ... more 
Michael Holmes relaxes in a chair before the IKEA groundbreaking ceremony begins on the Cortex site in St. Louis on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Swedish furniture titan Ikea has selected a location in the Cortex research park near the city's Central West End and midtown neighborhoods for a 380,000-square-foot store the company says will create 500 short-term construction jobs and 300 long-term positions once the store opens in the fall of 2015. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 6:21 PM EDT