Introducing a Retail Renaissance: Well-Known Retail Brands Arriving at Airport
Starting on September 5, passengers and visitors to Hartsfield-Jackson will see
the start of an expanded array of well-known branded products and services. More
than 70 new shops will enable the Airport to rightfully claim another positive attribute
– an exciting shopping destination.
“Internationally recognized brands such as Bvlgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sean John,
L’Occitane and Brooks Brothers are coming to the Airport” said John Cugasi, Hartsfield-Jackson
Concessions director. “These brands are a part of the Airport’s new retail program
designed to appeal to those who value a quality shopping environment. The shops
will also reflect the rich cultural diversity that exists in Georgia.”
All Airport visitors, but especially native Georgians, will enjoy shopping at Georgia
Aquarium Beyond the Reef, Savannah Candy Kitchen and Panda Veranda, a gift shop
that will feature a live panda cam feed from Zoo Atlanta. Other stores having a
Southern connection include Atlanta Daily World and Southern Living News, both newsstands.
“Our goal in opening these new shops is to not only meet the needs of our passengers
and guests, but also provide them with a quality shopping experience,” said Cugasi.
“The new shops will offer convenience, value and quality, which we believe will
meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers.”
“Our first phase, Change is in the Air, will reflect the opening of 40 stores. All
locations will be under construction from September through December,” said Concessions
Manager Marshall Taggart.
“Next, our second phase will kick off the opening of these 40 stores as well as
the beginning of an additional 20 stores slated for construction,” said Taggart.
This phase is known as Unveiling a New Passenger Experience. Passengers will start
the new year with an additional menu of options,” mentioned Taggart. “Our final
phase, scheduled from March to late June 2009, will allow our passengers to Shop,
Dine and Explore shopping options on all concourses.”
Included in the shopping options will be two additional spas and one hair salon
on Concourses A, C and in the Atrium, as well as 11 new business and entertainment
branded concepts, including Blackberry, Regis, Rosetta Stone, In-Motion and Neat
For more information, contact the new Concessions Management Retail Information
line at (404) 209-5438.