New Restaurants and Retailers May Fly into Logan Airport
Concessions at Logan Airport may soon be getting a facelift for the first time in a long time.
According to the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Port Authority is exploring its options over hiring a new company to handle the airport’s collection of retailers, restaurants, and newsstands at its four terminals, which generate $175 million in annual revenue.
Bringing in a new management organization may drastically change the array of options available at Logan in the coming years. The Globe reports that airport officials are hoping to add more Boston-based brands and concessions with more ties to the regional scene.
Massport will reportedly open up the officially bidding process next month and several companies are already looking to replace the airport’s current landlords, Airmall USA and Westfield Corporation.
One potential contender is industry giant Paradies Lagardère, an Atlanta-based division of a French company, which is considering a few options for Logan. Another possible bidder is the owner of the TD Garden, Delaware North Cos., as well as Rebel Restaurants, a local group led by Jon Cronin. Other interested firms include SSP America, OTG, and HMSHost.
Changes won’t be coming to Logan for a while as agreements between Massport and several companies currently operating at the airport won’t expire until the end of June 2017. Some of the individual tenants, however, have deals that go beyond next year’s date.