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Hot Shopping: Williams-Sonoma Grand Opening

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Williams-Sonoma, a premier speciality retailer of high-quality kitchen and bakeware products, is set to open its first store in Edmonton at West Edmonton Mall this weekend!

Grand opening weekend celebrations will begin on Saturday, September 22 at 10 am and continue through Sunday. The celebrations will highlight some of the great activities that will be ongoing features at this Williams Sonoma location, including: interactive product demonstrations, samples from local Edmonton chefs and artisans from venues like The Art of Cake and LUX Steakhouse, and an interactive kids’ station.

Williams-Sonoma is known for carrying high-quality cooking equipment, unique kitchen tools, gourmet foods and ingredients, and exquisite housewares. Whether you are looking for the absolute best appliances and tools to use in your kitchen, or are just looking for something unique and different to mix-up your cooking routine, William-Sonoma carries an exceptional selection products for the kitchen. Many unique kitchenware items, exclusive to the store, will be in-stock at this new location.

Just in time for fall, Williams-Sonoma is featuring a variety of Pumpkin Spice-flavored mixes and Halloween treats. Look for pecan-pumpkin butter, apple-and-spice turkey brine, and spooky Halloween candies among the seasonal selections.

Williams-Sonoma carries an excellent selection of ingredients for those with dietary restrictions, including gluten-free flours and mixes. They are an exclusive supplier of Cup 4 Cup gluten-free flour, which was developed by Chef Thomas Keller. It can be used to replace flour in any recipe and according to experts, it is the best flour to use for baking fine foods like crepes and scones that can be difficult to make with ordinary gluten-free flour.

Espresso lovers will recognize the ILLY brand of whole-bean and ground espresso carried at this location. ILLY is the best-of-the-best for coffee connoisseurs; the brand, which makes only one blend of espresso, produces its products in Italy where it is a favourite among locals.

Williams-Sonoma carries a variety of practical kitchen tools featuring familiar characters from Marvel comics, Sesame Street, and Disney and, most exclusively, Star Wars. The Star Wars spatulas, aprons, cookie cutters, decorating kits, lunch boxes, and cupcake stencils might not help you become a Master of the Force, but they will certainly help you become a Master of the Kitchen. The Star Wars products are available in-store now; be sure to check them out before the upcoming Star Wars™ Identities: The Exhibition exhibit at the Telus World of Science in October, as they are sure to be very popular during this run!

In addition to all of their amazing products, William-Sonoma offers many year-round events and services. Interactive stations throughout the store will allow customers to experience and test products before purchase, and a comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and special occasions will also be available in-store.

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This location also features a professional demonstration kitchen which will be used to host cooking courses. These seminars are free, though advanced registration will be required. Guests will be able to find course details and registration in-store or online at www.williamssonoma.ca. Courses will begin in October.


Pottery Barn, also owned by Williams-Sonoma Inc., will soon be opening it’s doors in West Edmonton Mall across from Williams-Sonoma. Pottery Barn showcases the best in high-quality furniture and housewares and will also feature in-store gift-registry services.

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