IKEA, the company famous for discount furniture and Swedish meatballs, was scouting possible locations in Henrietta to build a store.

One location was Marketplace Mall but mall officials told Messenger Post's news partner, News10NBC back in June that IKEA announced it would not come to Rochester.

On Monday, the Henrietta town supervisor said the mall is moving forward with other possible opportunities.

Town Supervisor Stephen Schultz told News10NBC there are two sites in Henrietta competing for the University of Rochester's new orthopedic center, a facility that would employ close to 700 people.

Supervisor Schultz says if the mall wins the bid for the orthopedic center, that would officially end the mall's bid for IKEA, since they're competing for the same space, which was formally the Macy's building.

Previously, News10NBC reported how IKEA announced it was changing its strategy away from suburban big box stores towards more urban centers and strengthening its digital approach.

Last month the company also announced, following the death of its founder, that it was scrapping plans to build a store in Raleigh, North Carolina and all other projects were being put on hold.

"The big thing I would like to see, whether it's the UofR medical center or it's IKEA, I would love to see something go in the mall that anchored it for years to come," stated Schultz.

The supervisor says there are other locations within Henrietta where IKEA could build, however, right now it's unclear if IKEA has any other projects in the works for our area.