— Seattle City Market, the world’s largest outdoor market, will open its doors to shoppers Saturday and Sunday.
The Seattle-based chain, which has more than 300 locations in the U.S., is closing stores at its locations across the country after an icy storm hit the region.
The market is opening Saturday and Monday at locations in Portland, Ore., and Seattle.
Its Seattle location is closed due to ice, while its Portland and Seattle locations are open.
“It’s always the same with us, we want to make sure that people feel like they’re in the neighborhood, the area they want to go to, and that they’re not going to miss a thing,” said Mike Fusco, vice president of marketing and public relations for Seattle City Market.
Fusco says the chain is working with local emergency management officials to get its stores open.
Fuso says they will open the Seattle and Portland locations later in the day.
He says the stores will be open Saturday at 6 a.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday at 6 p.p.m.:”We’ve opened a few other stores, but we’re still in the process of deciding where we’re going to open these stores,” he said.
Seattle and Portland’s markets will be closed until further notice.
There are currently no confirmed storm related closures for Seattle and Oregon, Fusoc said.
“We’re not quite sure yet, but there are a couple of locations that are closed, so we’re kind of still just trying to figure out what that looks like,” he added.