The World Trade Center retail mall, destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will enjoy a rebirth on August 16 as Westfield celebrates the grand opening of its new World Trade Center mall.
At that time, the majority of the retail stores operating in the mall will welcome customers as part of the grand opening. Stores in operation or opening soon range from Walgreen’s Duane Reade banner to Papyrus to Apple to The Art of Shaving to Kate Spade. The facility encompasses 365,000 square feet of retail space that will house 100 global and local fashion, beauty, lifestyle and technology brands as well as food retailers and food service operators.
To kick off the grand opening, the company will host a free, open-to-the-public Family Day celebration starting at noon and running until 6 p.m. Also invited to participate in the grand opening celebration, in collaboration with the 9/11 Tribute Center and Heart 9/11 and with support from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, will be families and individuals having a special connection with the World Trade Center site.
The new World Trade Center mall operates in a Lower Manhattan environment where 60,000 neighborhood residents, 300,000 daily commuters, and an estimated 15 million global travelers will find themselves in the course of 2017, many visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, 1 WTC Observatory and other local points of interest, according to Westfield.
“The World Trade Center is a symbol of hope, opportunity, progress and perseverance,” said William Hecht, Westfield’s COO in the United States. “Westfield is proud to be a part of this project and to introduce new experiences and energy to Lower Manhattan. We are incredibly excited to open our doors to our neighbors, New York and tri-state area families, visitors, and all of our partners on August 16.”