New concessions opportunities for the revamped LaGuardia Airport (LGA) will be released “within the next month or so” and possibly as soon as the end of July, according to Ed Baklor, chief commercial officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the consortium selected two years ago to revitalize the aging airport.
The upcoming solicitation “will be going out broadly, widely, to people who have expressed interest,” Baklor says. ACDBEs and other small businesses will be encouraged to propose on opportunities individually or through partners, he adds.
“We’ll be announcing food and beverage first with a very fast follow on the retail side,” Baklor says, adding that he hopes the announcement will come before the end of July.
At the Head House, guests will check in through a common-use area and one central security checkpoint, then advance to the fourth floor which will house the main commercial district, where the lion’s share of concessions will be located.