IKEA groundbreaking in Sweetwater

  • IKEA breaks ground on its new store near Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. It is the first Ikea in Miami-Dade and will be completed in 2014. Chuck Fadely / Miami Herald Staff

  • Catalogs and souvenirs decorate an IKEA bookcase inside the tent where groundbreaking ceremonies took place. IKEA broke ground on its new store near Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. It is the first IKEA in Miami-Dade and will be completed in 2014. Chuck Fadely / Miami Herald Staff

  • IKEA catalogs sit on chairs before the groundbreaking ceremonies. IKEA broke ground on its new store near Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. It is the first IKEA in Miami-Dade and will be completed in 2014. Chuck Fadely / Miami Herald Staff

  • Catalogs and souvenir groundbreaking statues decorate an IKEA bookcase inside the tent where ceremonies took place. Chuck Fadely / Miami Herald Staff

  • An artist's rendering of what the new IKEA store in Sweetwater will look like. Handout photo / IKEA

  • After the politicians had their turn with the shovels, IKEA staff members posed for pictures as well at the groundbreaking of the new store in Sweetwater on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Chuck Fadely / Miami Herald Staff