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Walmart and a local real estate company are teaming up to open up the New Orleans-area's first drive-thru grocery pickup station by the end of the year, according to a report from WWL-TV.

The report says the standalone grocery pickup is planned to be at the former Whitney Bank location in the 600 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie.

Developers Stirling Properties told WWL construction is set to end soon with an anticipated opening date set for sometime before the end of 2017.

Stirling Properties says the new standalone site would add an extra location for grocery pickup for customers along with Walmart's store in the 8900 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard. 

Read WWL's full report here.