The AIRMALL® at Cleveland-Hopkins International (CLE) will have its official grand opening July 26.
Co-hosted by BAA Cleveland, developer of the AIRMALL®, and the airport, the event will allow guests to examine the improvements that have been made in the airport’s concessions program.
“Thanks to a productive partnership with [Airport Director] Ricky Smith, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the city of Cleveland, BAA Cleveland is immensely proud to officially unveil the new AIRMALL® at CLE,” says Mark Knight, president of BAA USA. “We have assembled some of the very finest international, national and local brands in a dynamic new retail environment that is sure to please the traveling public. Moreover, travelers can shop and dine at the airport knowing they will pay ‘Regular Mall Prices … Guaranteed.’ It is part of the AIRMALL® promise, and it will be a key ingredient to the program’s continued success in Cleveland.”
Development of the AIRMALL® at CLE began in 2008. It occupies 76,000 sq. ft. of retail space and includes 55 shopping and dining units.
“Cleveland Hopkins International Airport marks its 85th anniversary this year, and our new concessions program is the latest chapter in a long history of innovation for the airport. We had the first air traffic control tower, the first ground-to-air radio control and the first airfield lighting system,” Smith says. “The AIRMALL® at CLE will certainly set a new standard for quality in airport concessions. It has already changed the face of the airport, and passengers have noticed the difference. Moreover, the program has provided a host of new business opportunities to the local community.”
In Other CLE News…
UFood Grill Brings Healthy Fare To CLE
Travelers at Cleveland-Hopkins International (CLE) who want a healthy dining choice now have a new option.
UFood Restaurant Group has opened its UFood Grill in CLE’s Terminal B. The concept offers healthy, low-fat dishes made with natural and organic ingredients, fresh produce, whole grains, and light cheeses and dressings. All menu items are baked, grilled or steamed, and nutritional information for each food item is accessible.
“UFood Grill will be a great addition to Cleveland-Hopkins Airport and our team is excited to be here,” says Dee Robinson, president of the Robinson Hill Hospitality Group, which will operate the CLE location. “We are bringing a delicious and healthier food option. On a broader scale, we’re thrilled to play a small role as we all seek to embrace healthier lifestyles.”
UFood Restaurant Group is a franchisor and operator of fast-casual food service
restaurants, headquartered in Boston, Mass. The company is led by George Naddaff, who founded Boston Market and led the franchising of several companies.
“We are pleased to bring our award winning UFood concept to Cleveland-Hopkins Airport and are proud of our association with the Robinson Hill Hospitality Group,” says Naddaff, chairman and CEO of UFood Grill. “We are very excited to be expanding our business in airports and other non-traditional locations throughout the United States. Airports, colleges and hospitals are a natural fit for our concept, where delicious meets nutritious.”
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