It didn't come as a shock, but it came as a disappointment to some.
On Thursday, .
On Twitter, @msmarfinkle wrote, "I'm slightly devastated." And @midlakewinter said, "But, but … lingonberries?!"
Others took the news a different way. Another Twitter user, @randomhookup, wrote, "Didn't really want them anyway," and @wheres_laura commented, "I'll continue my tradition of never shopping there."
So, where do you stand? Are you sad IKEA isn't coming to Somerville? Were you hoping to spend your weekends assembling entire bedroom sets with a small allen wrench? Or are you glad the giant box store isn't coming to Somerville?
Vote in our poll, and feel free to leave comments.