May 13 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

New retail outlets open at Boston Logan Airport's Terminal B connector

By Tanya Filippelli

Seven new shops have been added to the retail offering at Boston Logan International Airport’s new Terminal B connector.

The new outlets, which have brought an additional 5,000ft² of concessions space to Terminal B, join the collection of 35 restaurants and bars, 20 specialty retail units and 13 news and gift stores currently available.

Airmall Boston, which manages the retail concessions in Boston Logan Airport’s Terminals B and C, invested US$3.7m in the construction of the seven new retail units that have brought 138 more jobs to the airport.

Since opening, the new connector has allowed American and US Airways operations to be connected beyond security for the first time in Terminal B. The connector enables customers to access their gates, existing concessions and the new shops and amenities, without going back through a security checkpoint.

“We are ushering in a new era in retail at Logan Airport,” said Michael Caro, vice president of Airmall Boston. “United’s new connector represents an investment in the future of the airport and our region as a top destination for leisure and business travel. Since 2000, our focus has been improving the retail experience in Terminals B and E as part of the modernization program.”

Airmall Boston has led the development of the retail concessions program for Boston Logan International Airport terminals B and E since 2000. Airmall’s strategy has tripled the number of locally based owners operating at the airport, while doubling the number of different operators participating in the program.

The new shops include Berkshire Farms Market, which specializes in artisan food from in and around the Berkshires mountain range in Massachusetts, and represents more than a dozen regional brands; as well as Legal Sea Foods, which offers traditional sea fare from Boston’s waters; Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company; and Stephanie’s, a local favorite that serves hearty meals and comfort food.

A new spa service has also joined the retail outlets in Terminal B, Be Relax offers passengers services such as massages, facials, manicures and oxygen aromatherapy. Hudson, a store selling travel essentials has also opened, as well as Boston America! selling gifts and merchandise from local teams such as the New England Patriots American football team, the Boston Red Sox baseball team and the Boston Bruins ice hockey team.

Airmall Boston marked the opening of the new connector with a farmers’ market at Berkshire Farms Market, featuring artisan fare from regional farms and food purveyors.

 

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