WASHINGTON — Wal-mart will open its first indoor outdoor kitchen on its Seattle store this summer, bringing the retail giant’s commitment to outdoor space to a new level.
The outdoor kitchen will serve as the company’s first outdoor retail outlet in the United States.
The store, which is the first of its kind in the nation, is expected to open in early 2019.
“We’re very excited to open this new outdoor kitchen to serve as an outlet for the brand’s outdoor lifestyle,” said Michael McQueary, vice president of sales for outdoor sales at Wal-man.
“The brand has always prided itself on its outdoors lifestyle and now we have the opportunity to showcase that in a way that will resonate with customers, while providing an opportunity for us to engage them in a meaningful way.”
In addition to its outdoor store, Wal- mart has opened a new outdoor dining facility on the West Coast, opening up its restaurants to more guests than ever before.
The company also announced it will open a new store in New York City later this year, in the same building as the first outdoor Wal-mans opened in 2007.
A new outdoor store will be the largest store of its type to open outside the United Kingdom since the Wal-marts first opened in Britain in 2008.