The Burgh Sportz Pub Brings Pittsburgh’s Passion for Sports to the AIRMALL® at Pittsburgh International Airport in Early 2012
- Pittsburgh Sports-Themed Pub Joins Several Well-Known National Brands in Signing Lease Agreements for 2012
PITTSBURGH, February 1, 2012 – AIRMALL® USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), is tapping into the region’s passion for professional sports with the introduction of The Burgh Sportz Pub to the concessions program. Air Ventures, LLC, an Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) company, has signed leases for two locations – one on Concourse B (1,300 square feet), and a second unit on Concourse D (530 square feet).
“The City of Pittsburgh has an international reputation as the City of Champions, and enthusiasm for our professional teams is truly part of our culture in western Pennsylvania,” Jay Kruisselbrink, vice president of development for AIRMALL Pittsburgh. “At AIRMALL, we want travelers to experience that energy when they come to Pittsburgh International Airport, and we firmly believe that The Burgh Sportz Pub will become a preferred destination for travelers of all kinds – from sports enthusiasts to the casual fan.”
The Burgh Sportz Pub is a Pittsburgh-themed sports bar featuring Pittsburgh sports memorabilia that honor the legacy of the region’s professional football, hockey and baseball teams. The pub will also offer passengers the chance to purchase signature glasses honoring Pittsburgh’s championship franchises.
The Burgh Sportz Pubs join two other food and beverage units that have signed a lease to open storefronts at the AIRMALL at PIT in 2012:
- Auntie Anne’s offers an array of pretzel flavors to satisfy any craving, including original, cinnamon sugar, almond, pepperoni, sour cream and onion and garlic. Auntie Anne’s (400 sq. ft) will be located on Concourse A.
- Cinnabon serves fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls as well as a variety of other baked goods and specialty beverages. Cinnabon (400 sq. ft) will be located on Concourse A.
Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon and both locations of the Burgh Sportz Pub are expected to open in the spring and summer of this year.
“Excitement is building for all of the changes coming to the AIRMALL at PIT,” Kruisselbrink added. “Earlier this month, AIRMALL announced that it would welcome Bar Symon to the concessions program. It’ll be the first airport restaurant for celebrity Chef Michael Symon, a hugely successful restaurateur who also earned the title of ‘The Next Iron Chef’ on the Food Network.”
Founded in 1992, the AIRMALL at PIT pioneered the developer model for airport concessions across the United States by introducing “Regular Mall Prices…Guaranteed.” Passengers pay no more for goods and services at the AIRMALL than they would pay at a comparable nearby store or restaurant.
For the past two years, the AIRMALL at PIT took first place among U.S. airports in the food, shops and amenities category in Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Business Travel Awards.
For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmallusa.com.
About AIRMALL® USA
AIRMALL® USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport (terminals B and E), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The leading airport concessions model in North America, AIRMALL USA continues to boast among the highest per-passenger spends on the continent and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service. AIRMALL USA is owned by Prospect Capital Corporation, a leading New York investment company founded in 1988. For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmallusa.com.