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MWAA Airport Transformation Hits Full Stride

The first nine months of renovation at Washington’s Dulles International (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA) have produced 16 new stores and nine new restaurants with more to come over the next two years.

Directors with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority received an update at their monthly board meeting on the progress of the conversion and reconstruction of concessions at both airports. More than 150 new food and retail concepts are expected to be developed between now and 2016.

Legal Sea Foods, which opened Wednesday at DCA, is the most recent example of the work brought on board by MarketPlace Development and its partners.

“We are enhancing options for our customers by providing fresh, healthy and exciting food options and giving them shopping opportunities that provide for their travel needs and wants,” says Warner Session, vice chairman for MWAA.

DCA’s Terminal A also recently underwent a dramatic overnight change when OTG Management brought in a number of new concepts to “provide a taste” of what is to come over the next year as further development occurs.

So far at Reagan, Brighton Collectibles, Vineyard Vines, Legal Sea Foods, Washingtonian newsstand, CNBC newsstand, three Hudson News locations, a Forbes newsstand, an NBC4 newsstand, two Cibo Express eateries, and temporary Terminal A locations for World Bean, District Bar, Meridian Deli, Tagilare and Gallery Bar have opened.

At Dulles International, concepts already open include Forbes newsstand, Washingtonian News, The Firkin & Fox, Luv’nberry, Tumi, Swarovski, Auntie Anne’s and an NBC4 Newsstand.