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First Wave of New Stores by Hudson Group Open at Lambert

The transformation of the retail scene is getting a big boost this week at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The Hudson Group (HG-St. Louis JV) is opening its first phase of newly constructed stores since it became Lambert’s master news, gifts and specialty retail concessionaire on February 1.

The first wave of openings includes five stores that have just opened at Lambert. The first flagship Hudson travel convenience store (news, magazines, books, snacks, technology) is located in Terminal 1 on the C Concourse near gate C18.  The new Bliss store featuring lotions and spa products also located in the C Concourse near gate C15.

In Terminal 2, the new Discover St. Louis store is open near gate E18.  The boutique features souvenirs and mementos from all the leading cultural institutions in the city, including all the attractions at the Jefferson National Parks (including The Gateway Arch), Peabody Opera, St. Louis Art Museum, as well as entertainment attractions like the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Blues, and Washington University of St. Louis. Also in Terminal 2, a new Spectacles, featuring the latest eyewear from across the globe, is open near gate E12. Kids Works, featuring educational and travel toys and games is open near gate E22.   

A sixth store, another Spectacles in the C Concourse, will open next week to round out the first phase of Hudson’s store openings at Lambert.  Hudson Group has been operating out of existing retail locations or temporary kiosks to serve customers through this initial phase of store construction.

“The Hudson Group has done a tremendous job in the last two months working on the transition to all new stores, stocking new and must-have items while maintaining top level customer service,” said Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “This is Lambert’s biggest retail makeover in two decades and our customers will have a whole new shopping experience with new brands and product offerings.”

Hudson and its business partners will operate 14 retail locations once it completes its build-out of stores. Additional news & gift and specialty stores will open in phases as construction continues through early summer. The full lineup of stores also includes Eddie Bauer, Ebony News, CNN Newsstand St. Louis and other Hudson news & gift locations. 

The First One: Lambert Photo of the Week

A Hudson associate helps a customer at the first newly constructed store in Terminal 1’s C Concourse.

The first wave of new Hudson Group stores are now opening at Lambert. The first one opened this week. It’s the flagship Hudson travel and convenience store located in the C Concourse near gate C18. It offers newspapers, magazines, snacks and travel technology items. The store design features an entryway framed in black with the light blue Hudson logo. Inside, bright color panels at the top sit over store shelves. A total of five Hudson stores will eventually be built in the Airport’s terminals and concourses. Construction on the entire Hudson lineup of 14 store locations will continue through mid-summer. As early as next week, Hudson could open another four specialty stores including a Discover St. Louis boutique where travelers can find gift and memento items from top area tourist attractions.

Newly Expanded Starbucks Reopens in Terminal 1

The new Starbucks in Terminal 1.

St. Louis Starbucks fanatics can celebrate this weekend. The Terminal 1 Starbucks has reopened after several months of renovations. Regulars, and there are lots of Airport regulars, will instantly notice the new modern design with more seating and leather chairs. The location has expanded counters. The design also includes cafe style seating with some backgammon tables. This completes the renovations of Starbucks at Lambert. There are six locations in all.

Earth Day Ride: Lambert Photo of the Week

An inside-looking out view from the new Airport exhibit by St. Louis Earth Day which features a bike to promote more sustainable travel.

Nothing says sustainable like a good old fashion bicycle. That’s just one of the many items featured in the Airport’s latest Terminal 1 Bag Claim exhibit by St. Louis Earth Day, which is promoting its annual festival and other activities for the weekend of April 20-21. The exhibit is filled with interesting items made from recycled goods in addition to lots of tips on how to recycle and be sustainable in our everyday living. Lambert is proud to host the exhibit. The Airport also supports the annual Earth Day Event at Forest Park by providing buses for public shuttles to and from the event. For more information, log onto www.stlouisearthday.org.

Just Temporary: Lambert Photo of the Week

A passenger makes a purchase at a temporary kiosk for Hudson in Terminal 2.

The shopping experience at Lambert is losing a little pizzaz before it springs back with a Wow. Temporary shelving and cash register kiosks have been installed in front of former news & gift stores in both Concourse A and Terminal 2’s E Concourse. It’s all part of the master plan to launch new stores and store designs by the Hudson Group. The temporary sales set-ups allow Hudson to meet the needs of our travelers during the construction. In addition to the flagship Hudson stores for news and gifts, the retailer will soon be opening a variety of new concepts at Lambert through mid-summer: Spectacles, Bliss, Eddie Bauer, CNN Newstand, Discover St. Louis, St. Louis Sports, Natalie's Candies and Ebony.

Airport Exhibit Takes Long Look Back at St. Louis Browns History

It’s been 60 years since St. Louis had two major league baseball teams. With this year’s opening day for the St. Louis Cardinals around the corner, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is featuring a historical exhibit on St. Louis’ other team, the St. Louis Browns.  The St. Louis Browns Historical Society has installed an exhibit in the Terminal 1 Baggage Claim featuring more than 200 photos, two jerseys (Home & Road) and other memorabilia. The exhibit runs through June 2013. St. Louis was recently recognized by the Bleacher Report as being the Best Baseball city in the U. S. according to Fan Club president Bill Rogers. Rogers plans an annual celebration of the St. Louis Browns which includes former players and fans. For more information, you can log onto www.thestlbrowns.com 

Now is your chance to brush up on your American League history (home of the Browns) in St. Louis. The Browns started out as the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1902 they came to St. Louis and took the former name of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Brown Stockings (because of the colors they wore).

The first year in St. Louis, the Browns finished in second place with a record of 78- 58. After that, they never placed higher than fourth until 1922, when they placed second behind the Yankees by one game. They were back to their losing ways until 1944, when they went to the World Series against the in-town rivals St. Louis Cardinals. The Browns lost the series 4-2.

In 1951, they signed Satchel Paige, a Negro League star, yet they still saw no improvement. The Browns signed what is still to this day the smallest player in MLB history in 3’ 7” 65-pound Eddie Gaedel who sported the number 1/8.   In 1955 the Browns sold Sportsman Park to the Cardinals after the Busch family bought the Redbirds.  The Browns were then sold to Baltimore where they have played ever since as the Orioles.

On September 28th 1953, before a sparse crowd of 3,174 the Browns played their last game in St. Louis.  

Monday, March 25 Winter Storm Update: 6:15 a.m.

Winter Storm Update for Monday, March 25 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

As of 6:15 a.m. :

Airport runways and the airfield are operational. Snow removal operations continue following Sunday's winter storm.

18 Departing flights have been cancelled so far for Monday.

12 Arriving flights have been cancelled so far for Monday.

Passengers are encouraged to stay in contact with their airlines to get the latest flight information. 

March 24 Winter Storm Update: 4:30 p.m.

Winter Storm Update for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

March 24, 4:30 p.m.

73 Departing flights cancelled through Sunday.

66 Arriving flights cancelled through Sunday.

Lambert operates approximately 500 scheduled airline departing and arriving flights each day.

Passengers are urged to contact their airlines for the latest flight information through the day and into Monday.

 

March 24 Winter Storm Update: 3:15 p.m.

Winter Storm Update for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

As of 3:15 p.m.:

61 Departing flights have been cancelled so far for Sunday, March 24.

67 Arriving flights have been cancelled so far for Sunday, March 24.

On a typical day, Lambert handles approximately 500 commercial airline flights (both arriving and departing operations).

Flights are still taking off and landing at Lambert. Runways are open. Airlines make the decision to cancel flights. Passengers should check with their airlines for the latest flight information or check the Lambert's flight status page.

March 24 Winter Storm Update: 12:15 p.m.

Winterstorm Update for March 24, 2013: 12:15 p.m.

47 Departing total flights cancelled through Sunday

52 Arriving total flights cancelled through Sunday

While airlines have cancelled roughly 20 percent of the day's total number of scheduled arriving and departing flights, the airfield at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is open and operational. Crews are actively clearing and treating runways, taxiways, ramp areas as well as the public areas and roadwasy in front of Lambert's terminals.

 

 

 

 

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