BUFFALO, N.Y.  (Aug. 19, 2015) – The Metropolitan Airports Commission has awarded Delaware North’s travel hospitality group with four bid packages – three to operate retail stores and one for restaurants – at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).  
With Delaware North’s selection, the company will add and operate several retail stores and restaurants – flush with local brands – including a restaurant in partnership with the Minnesota Twins.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our presence at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Delaware North’s travel hospitality business. “Our focus is showcasing the local talent and sharing a taste and look of the Twin Cities with air travelers.”
Here is a selection of the concepts that will soon become part of the MSP airport (for a full list of retailers go to www.DelawareNorthTraveler.com):
  • Minnesota Twins Sports Bar (Full Service)
  • Angel Food Bakery (Coffee & Bakery)
  • Smack Shack (Fast Casual)
  • Como Park Essentials
  • North Loop Market
  • Estes Twin Cities News
  • Loring Park Market
  • Adventure North
  • Open Book
  • Minnesota – State of Nice
  • Flirt
Construction is expected to begin in late 2015.

Delaware North’s operation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport already includes proprietary concepts such as Everything ASAP and Gadgets 2 Go, in addition to national and regional brands, including Harley-Davidson, Surdyk’s Flights, Tumi, Sports Minnesota and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 60,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North has annual revenue of $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries. “Delaware North” is a reference to Delaware North Companies Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including location-specific operating entities. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, at www.delawarenorth.com.
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