| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Where else in the greater Los Angeles metro area do residents get a one-on-one session with their city council to voice concerns over everything from the local hookah bar to a neighbor's brown hillside? Burbank, of course.
There are few places left in...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The Burbank IKEA currently sits on a city-owned piece of property at 600 N. San Fernando Blvd., adjacent to the Burbank Town Center. The IKEA is also the beneficiary of a 95-year, rent-free lease from the city of which 72 years still remain. Even with the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:10 AM
State finance officials have temporarily squashed a series of land deals put in motion by the Burbank City Council last month to keep IKEA within city limits, officials reported this week.
The Swedish furniture retailer has outgrown its current digs and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:15 AM
In a surprise announcement Thursday, IKEA announced plans to go ahead with a new store in Burbank that will be nearly twice the size of its current location.
The new store – if approved by the city – would be open in 2016 and be built on 22...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:04 PM
IKEA’s surprise announcement this week that it was moving ahead with plans to expand in a huge way must have sent a collective sigh of relief through City Hall, where just days before a complicated, redevelopment-related land deal to hold on to...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:24 PM
News this past weekend that the Colony Theatre faced imminent closure amid a sea of red ink took Burbank by surprise — and that in no small part is what's so troubling.
In the so-called Media City — which, by the way, has an Art in Public...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Burbank has initiated a series of funding deals to keep IKEA — a top sales-tax revenue generator — within city limits.
The Swedish furniture retailer — a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades — has outgrown its...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:28 PM
State finance officials this week approved the sale of the IKEA property, putting the Swedish furniture giant one step closer to nearly doubling its current operation in Burbank and building its largest retail store in the U.S.
The move — in which...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Responding to reports that investigators in the Czech Republic found equine evidence in the chain's frozen meatballs, Ikea said that all meatballs sold in its U.S. stores are sourced from an American supplier and "contain only beef and pork from animals...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Burbank on Monday approved the sale of the IKEA building to a local developer, setting the stage for the furniture giant to move forward with plans to roughly double its operation in the city and become its biggest location in the country.
| Nov 24, 2012
| 9:07 AM
In your article about IKEA’s plans to move to a new store site (IKEA plans to move its furniture,” Nov. 17), one fact riveted me. IKEA officials claim they need to build a store that is twice as big as the one they’re currently using...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:40 PM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...