Working with SSP Canada, San Francisco-based boutique airport restaurant operator Tastes on the Fly, and Paradies Lagardère, the new options include many first-time concepts to YVR, and will complement the airport’s existing portfolio of more than 170 shops, services and restaurants located before and after security.
“Our vision for YVR’s commercial experience is to remain relevant and authentic, while creating an engaging environment with a balance of local and international brands,” said Scott Norris, Vice President, Commercial Development.
Some of the new options will open as early as summer 2019.
SSP Canada is introducing ten new concepts, including Hawksworth Kitchen, the first airport location for Canadian chef, David Hawksworth; The Dirty Apron, a chef-driven hometown deli and Steamworks Bar & Restaurant, Whistler Brewing Lodge and Red Truck Beer Stop developed in conjunction with Red Truck Beer Co to add to YVR’s artisanal craft beer scene.
Tastes on the Fly, creator of the award-winning Napa Farms Market, is bringing a British Columbia-inspired local marketplace concept —Pacific Farms Market –to YVR. The Inter-national Terminal food market will be anchored with five made-to-order food stations and be flanked by a full-service restaurant and bar featuring a seafood menu offering fresh, local catches.
Travel retailer Paradies Lagardère will also be introducing four new stores. They include its travel essential brand Relay, as well as three Vancouver inspired travel essentials concepts. Opening in 2020 in a new expansion area of the ITB, new concept Deepwater Spirit will reflect Vancouver and the surrounding area with an exciting design concept and popular local products.
Relay will also feature a new design that will offer a full-service illy Café.