As NYC’s next downtown retail destination, Westfield World Trade Center, prepares to open its doors on August 16, it’s planning a few ways to mark the occasion. On opening day, a free and open-to-the-public Family Day celebration kicks off at Noon, which includes family-friendly activities at the retail stores, hourly stage performances in the Oculus by a variety of cultural icons, and a flag commemoration ceremony.
Some of those moving in? Hugo Boss, H&M, Kate Spade, John Varvatos, Sephora, L.K.Bennett, Kiehl’s, MAC, Dior Cosmetics, Stuart Weitzman, Swatch, and Disney, to name a few, all of which will take over the 365,000-square-foot retail space (translation: 90 city blocks). On the food front, Eataly is opening its newest market place (score!), as well as gourmet grocer Market Lane, London steakhouse Hawksmoor, Lady M. and Epicerie Boulud, plus other artisan coffee shops, pop-ups and new restaurants (samples from the vendors will be offered on opening day). Basically, it’s everything you’d need, from fashion to food, in one place.
“The World Trade Center is a symbol of hope, opportunity, progress, and perseverance,” said William Hecht, Westfield’s chief operating officer in the U.S. “Westfield is profoundly 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 16th.” We’re excited to see!