New concessions announced for Newark airport
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that regional, national and global companies will be showcased at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) new Terminal A, which is in its final stages of development and is expected to open later this year.
New Jersey-based brands including Jersey Mike’s, Office Tavern & Grill, New Jersey Monthly, Smokehouse BBQ, Playa Bowlsand WB Law Coffee, have signed agreements to operate in the new one million square foot terminal. The Port Authority has invested US$3 million to build retail space in the new Terminal A to accommodate local businesses from the cities of Elizabeth and Newark.
Located in the main hall of the terminal, these locally owned and operated stores: The Black Home, Tonnie’s Minis, Artist Pop Shop, Jersey & Co. Gelatoand Bold Local Newark Black Designs, will be donating goods and items such as souvenirs, artwork, pastries and ice cream.
National brands such as Starbucks, Shake Shack, Bluestone Laneand Hugo Boss have also signed agreements to operate in the terminal.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, said, “The Port Authority’s investment in including locally owned and operated stores reflects the importance of New Jersey’s small businesses, which act as the backbone of our local economies.
“Local businesses in Elizabeth and Newark, in addition to many signature Jersey brands, represent the great diversity of our state’s business sector. Overall, Terminal A will solidify our position as a hub for domestic and international travel, while providing a tremendous boost to our already booming economy.
“The new terminal will offer a combination of global and national brands as well as local concepts that create a real sense of belonging and pride in the State of New Jersey,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole.
“The Port Authority is committed to delivering world-class quality and appeal, but with an emphasis on local New Jersey food and retail brands,” said Port Authority Executive Director, Rick Cotton. “It’s an important part of our vision for a world-class facility offering passengers the opportunity to sample local favorites and national brands.”
“We are proud and excited about the new Terminal A retail program, which is a key element in creating a world-class customer experience,” said Ralf Gaffal, CEO of Munich International Airport, the company that will operate the new terminal. “This terminal will provide a grand experience of the highest possible standard.”
Munich Airport NJ LLC, a subsidiary of Munich Airport in Germany and operator of the current Terminal A EWR, will be responsible for airport operations, maintenance and concession management services in the new space. To learn more about the new Terminal A, click here.
When completed, the new terminal will be a state-of-the-art facility with a design capacity of approximately 14 million passengers per year. It will replace the current Terminal A.