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Christopher Whitcomb, Corporate Communications
Delaware North Companies
New retail concept celebrates history and culture of Austin's historic
BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 6, 2008) - Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, one of the world's leading airport food and retail providers, opened the Austin Warehouse District in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this September.
The concept celebrates the culture of Austin's historic warehouse district and even looks like an old warehouse. The Austin Warehouse District store has four sections: The Taste of Texas, offering regional foods; Texas Souvenirs, selling Texas and Austin themed products; Sounds of Texas, a music store featuring local artists; and UT Merchandise, offering merchandise related to the University of Texas.
"Delaware North prides itself on developing concepts that help travelers identify with the places and regions that surround an airport," said Matt King, president of Travel Hospitality Services. "The Austin Warehouse District is a special retail concept that truly highlights the rich history of the Austin area. We're excited it's opened at Austin-Bergstrom Airport."
Austin's historic warehouse district is located just west of the central business district in downtown Austin. It features trendy and modern restaurants, clubs, concert halls and bars. Live music can be found everywhere in the Warehouse District. Almost all of these distinctive bars are located in renovated warehouses.
Travelers can find The Austin Warehouse District store in the Barbara Jordan Terminal near gate 10. Delaware North operates a number of other food and beverage and retail concepts at the airport including the Austin Java, Salt Lick BBQ, Maudies Tex-Mex, Waterloo Record, Austin City Limits and Book People.
Delaware North Companies is a global leader in food service and hospitality with operations at such places as Wembley Stadium in the UK, Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Yosemite National Park. The company's Travel Hospitality Services division operates at over two-dozen airports worldwide including Los Angeles International Airport, Detroit Metro Airport and Melbourne Airport in Australia.
About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, is one of the nation's leading airport food service and retail companies, operating 300 restaurants and retail outlets in more than 25 airports worldwide, and serving more than 350 million customers each year. The GuestPath® customer service training program ensures that all Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services associates embody the company's vision of "Providing Care and Comfort to People Away from Home."
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.