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THE COLONY A furniture superstore that got its start in the basement of a thrift shop could be the key to a new billion dollar development in North Texas.

News 8 has learned that Nebraska Furniture Mart plans to build a new store in The Colony.

It would be the first Texas location for a chain that features stores even bigger than Ikea's massive retail outlet in neighboring Frisco.

Developers think the location along Highway 121 could lead to a theme park, a hotel, and a convention center.

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