Following several waves of upgrades, improved amenities, and new store openings, MarketPlace Development said that redevelopment of Terminal B´s Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport is nearing completion.
MarketPlace embarked on the redevelopment upgrade last year to refresh and revitalize the Food & Shops program while the Port Authority of NY & NJ continues its planning of a new state-of-the art terminal in the near future.
Over the past year, the terminal has welcomed several specialty stores, giving passengers convenient access to quality products and dining options. New specialty stores include America!, Desigual, Duty Free Americas/ L´Occitane, Eddie Bauer, Lacoste, Lick, InMotion Entertainment, Ruby Blue and Tumi, Dining options have also expanded as the terminal introduced Bowery Bay Tavern, Piccolo Mercato, Six Blocks Bakery, Sorrentine, Villa Pizza Kitchen, and a recent remodeling of all Au Bon Pain locations.
In addition to stores and eateries, several amenities and services were added or upgraded in order to meet the needs of the airport´s passengers. The Centurion Lounge, a modern lounge created by American Express for its cardholders, opened in the terminal, and Bank of America ATMs were introduced across the terminal for convenient cash access. Escalators and HVAC systems were also upgraded and, later this year, both food courts will be refurbished and offer free charging capability to keep passengers connected.
The Food & Shops plans to host a Grand Opening celebration to celebrate these new improvements, from August 17 — 31st. Passengers will be treated to free food tastings, store discounts, live music and special events.