Travelers flying in and out of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal will soon be able to shop the latest in luxury fashion and grab a bite to eat, or even champagne and caviar, from some of L.A.’s most popular eateries.
Westfield Concession Management, the company responsible for overseeing the new shops and restaurants at LAX’s expanded Tom Bradley International Terminal, recently unveiled the more than 60 premiere dining and shopping options — 22 of which are beloved LA brands — that will open during the 2013-2014 renovation.
Umami Burger, Chaya Sushi, 800 Degrees, Border Grill and Short Cake are among the sit-down, casual, and “grab and go” options travelers will be able to choose as they stroll through high-fashion staples such as Michael Kors, Coach, Emporio Armani, and Bvlgari. The new terminal’s sleek design is as SoCal as its designer labels with dining terraces, spacious lounge areas, and impressive glass facades debunking all notions that this is just another airport in just another city.
“LAX, when it comes to airports, these are some of the most recognized letters not just in the country, but the world,” said Mayor Antonio Villraigosa. “We wanted an airport that was true to the spirit of L.A., true to the style of L.A.”
Other enhancements to look forward to is the James Beach and Petrossian Caviar & Champagne Bar and a special Starbucks Evenings store – one of the first to open in the country – which will offer coffee during the day and wine, beer, and appetizers during the evening.
The first phase of the expanding terminal should be complete by Spring 2013, which gives you plenty of time to book your next trip and (ahem) arrive at the gate early.