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Wayfair Inc. plans to open The Porch restaurant May 23 in its first brick-and-mortar location in the Edens Plaza in Wilmette, Ill.

Wayfair to open The Porch restaurant in 1st brick-and-mortar store

Online home furnishings brand to offer foodservice at Wilmette, Ill., location that opens May 23

Wayfair Inc., the online home furnishings retailer, plans to open The Porch restaurant when its first brick-and-mortar location debuts May 23 in Wilmette, Ill,, the company said this week.

A spokesperson for the Boston-based Wayfair said The Porch will include 70 seats inside and a patio for 20 more. The restaurant will be in the Edens Plaza shopping area, occupying a former Carson Pirie Scott location, she said.

IKEA, the Swedish home goods retailer, has long offered foodservice at its locations, generating a reported $2.5 billion annually in sales, and Macy’s and Restoration Hardware have expanded their restaurant offerings.

The Wayfair physical store will have its grand opening at 10 a.m. CDT in a 150,000-square-foot location that will also feature furniture, home decor, housewares and home improvement products, the company said.

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