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13 new stores open at Logan's Terminal C

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  April 12, 2012 10:47 AM

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Thirteen new retail stores hold their grand opening Thursday in the recently renovated Terminal C at Logan International Airport.

The retailers include the Boutique iStore, selling Apple and other electronics products; Be Relax spa; the Black Dog gift shop ; and Life is Good clothing store.

The Massachusetts Port Authority completed a $62 million renovation of Terminal C last summer to streamline security screening, improve the appearance, and make lighting, heating, and cooling systems more energy efficient. The renovation consolidated two smaller security check points in one larger area.

“The customer service benefits of the consolidated checkpoint are substantial,’’ said Ed Freni, director of aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, said in a press release. “When the checkpoint opened last year it made it easier for Terminal C passengers to connect to other flights within the terminal because it eliminated the need for additional screening and it created new space for concessions to be behind security, which is what most passengers prefer.”

The 140,000-square-foot renovation included 12,000 square feet of new retail and food space. Many Terminal C concessions were repositioned to post-security screening locations near gates.

“We are delighted to bring a brand-new concession program to Terminal C that offers travelers a variety of specialty retail options,” noted Dominic Lowe, executive vice president of concession management at Westfield Concession Management. “Our goal is to create desirable, innovative, world-class concession programs that feature first-to-market concepts.”

Westfield is celebrating the grand opening today with strolling musicians, giveaways, and kids’ events.

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