UFood Grill, Cuban Crafters Sign Leases to Open Units at AIRMALL(R) at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

March 24, 2010

CLEVELAND, March 24 /PRNewswire/ — BAA Cleveland, developer of the AIRMALL® at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), continues to transform the face of the terminal with the addition of exciting, new retail and dining concepts. The following brands have signed lease agreements to open storefronts at the AIRMALL® at CLE:

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  • UFood Grill will bring its menu of organic, natural options, making it easy to eat smart. The quick-serve concept offers better-for-you versions of traditional favorites and innovative original creations that are never fried. Selections include smoothies, wraps, soups, salads, grilled items, sandwiches and more. Operated by locally-based JJR Concessions, LLC, UFood Grill (1,000 sq. ft) will be located on Concourse B and is scheduled to open in mid-summer 2010.
  • Cuban Crafters will offer cigars, humidors, cigar gifts and accessories. The brand’s boutique premium cigars are handmade with special attention to detail. Cuban Crafters also offers a money-back guarantee on its products. The unit (1,000 sq. ft.) will be located on Concourse D and is also expected to open in mid-summer 2010.

“The AIRMALL® at CLE has already unveiled a wide variety of national and local brands, and we are pleased to offer these two high-quality concepts to the line-up,” said Tina LaForte, vice president of BAA Cleveland. “Moreover, the products and services at both UFood Grill and Cuban Crafters are offered at ‘Regular Mall Prices…Guaranteed,’ a hallmark of the AIRMALL®.”

“We continue to receive very positive feedback from passengers at the airport, who are embracing the dramatic transformation of concessions that is under way,” added Airport Director Ricky Smith. “These two new brands will certainly add to that effort, and we look forward to the opening of these two units.”

The City of Cleveland forged a 10-year contract with BAA Cleveland in February 2008 to develop and manage concessions at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). The city anticipates the AIRMALL® will double the current participation rate of local and minority-owned companies, dramatically increase the number of concession jobs, and double retail sales figures during the next decade.

When complete, the AIRMALL® at CLE will occupy 76,000 square feet of retail space.

About BAA Cleveland

BAA Cleveland, Inc. is the developer and manager of the retail and concessions program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). In 2008, BAA entered into a ten-year contract with the City of Cleveland to transform the retail, food and beverage concessions into the AIRMALL® at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, a strategic combination of well-known national brands and high-quality local concepts offered at “Regular Mall Prices…Guaranteed.” BAA Cleveland is a project of BAA USA, the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at the AIRMALLs® at Pittsburgh International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Boston Logan International Airport (Terminals B and E). BAA USA is an affiliate of BAA Limited, the world’s leading airport company, which owns and operates six UK airports (Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow). For more information, visit www.airmall.com or www.baausa.com.

    Contact: Jeff Donaldson
    For BAA Cleveland

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