History Is in the Making at Fort Bliss
Fort Bliss is undergoing significant expansion under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 including
To better serve the growing Fort Bliss community, AAFES and ServiceStar Development Company have teamed, in a public/private venture, to create the first-ever opportunity for national, regional and local retailers to privately operate within a shopping center on a military installation. In addition to the Post Exchange and Commissary, which are both expanding, the open-air center will feature a multiplex, first-run movie theater as well as premium branded specialty retail offerings including apparel, jewelry, sporting goods and several full service restaurants.
“AAFES provides retail and quick-service restaurant offerings to active duty, guard and reserve members, military retirees and their families at tax-free, competitively low prices on military installations around the world,” said
Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss will have a gross leasable area of 455,875 square feet. Anchoring the project will be an expanded Post Exchange, the on-installation department store, which will be 217,240 square feet, the Commissary, the Post grocery store, consisting of a new 111,180 square-foot store and a new privately-operated, multi-screen, first-run movie theater.
“With Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, we are creating a new market for retailers,” said
The new shopping, dining and entertainment open-air marketplace will serve as the social gathering place for the greater Fort Bliss community and enhance the lifestyle of the people that work and live on and around the Post. By 2012, the daytime population of Fort Bliss will reach 49,000. The new retail destination will play host to community celebrations and events throughout the year and will feature many amenities including a children’s play area, outdoor dining areas and free wireless internet access.
Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss will be a boon to the local economy. Current annual sales at Fort Bliss are
Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss is designed to achieve a Silver Rating from the United States Green Building Council and its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. Sustainable practices including use of recycled materials, day-lighting principles, xeriscape and low-water usage were incorporated into the center’s design.
When it opens in the fall of 2010, the
Retailers interested in learning more about the space available at Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss should contact David, Hicks and Lampert Brokerage at (303) 694-6082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, please visit www.freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint command and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff. AAFES has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with articles of merchandise and services and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. To find out more about AAFES’ history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.aafes.com/pa/default.asp.
About ServiceStar Development Company
ServiceStar Development Company, founded in 1987, has successfully developed more than
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