Joint Base Lewis-McChord Exchange Opens First Bath & Body Works Location
If the Fort Lewis Exchange shopping center smells a little sweeter, it may be the new Bath & Body Works store that opened Nov. 13.
The Lewis store is the first Army & Air Force Exchange Service Bath & Body Works location and sells soaps, candles, fragrances and gifts.
“We’re excited to welcome Bath & Body Works to the Exchange family,” said Joint Base Lewis-McChord Exchange General Manager Michael Einer. “This gives our service members, retirees and family members more shopping options—and just in time for the holidays.”
The 1,130-square-foot Bath & Body Works is the latest store to open at the Exchange’s new Fort Lewis shopping center. The Department of Defense retailer cut the ribbon on its first Petco location this month, and a Military Clothing Store, optical center, eyebrow threading studio, beauty salon, Starbucks, GameStop and GNC have opened in 2020.
A base pharmacy, UPS, Patriot Tactical and several restaurants are expected to open in the coming months. The entire project will be completed in 2021 and will total about $70 million, $68 million of which was funded by the Exchange. (The $2 million from the services support the Military Clothing Store and the base pharmacy.)
100% of Exchange earnings are reinvested in the military community through support for on-base Quality-of-Life programs as well as capital improvements such as the new shopping center. In 2019, shopping the JBLM Exchange generated more than $4.3 million for Quality-of-Life programs at the base.
Military members worldwide can shop Bath & Body Works products at the Exchange’s online shopping site ShopMyExchange.com.