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Westfarms is the premier shopping center of central Connecticut and features more than 160 fine shops, including anchors Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor and JCPenney. The shopping center offers a stellar mix of stores and restaurants, many unique to the trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, The Art of Shaving, Athleta, bareMinerals, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, J.Crew, Kiehl's, Louis Vuitton, Lush, Michael Kors, Microsoft, P.F. Chang's, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, True Religion Brand Jeans, Urban Outfitters and many more. The shopping center straddles the towns of Farmington and West Hartford, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9. For more information, please call 860-561-3024 or visit www.shopwestfarms.com.

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Address:                               Westfarms Mall

                                                500 Westfarms Mall

                                                Farmington, CT  06032

                                                860.561.3420

 

Website:                                shopwestfarms.com

 

Size:                                       1.3 million square feet on two levels. 

 

Opening Date:                     October, 1974

 

Number of Stores:             Approximately 160 stores and restaurants.

 

Anchors:                              JCPenney                                        

                                               Lord & Taylor                                   

                                               Macy's                                                

                                               Macy's Men's & Furniture Gallery           

                                               Nordstrom                                        

 

Guest Services:                 Gift Cards, Ticketmaster, complimentary wheelchair rental.                     

 

General Manager:               Kevin Keenan

                                                kkeenan@taubman.com

 

Marketing & Sponsorship Director:


                                                 Sarah Williams

                                                 swilliams@taubman.com

 

Owner/Manager:                 Taubman

                                                200 E. Long Lake Road

                                                Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303

                                                248.258.6800

                                                www.taubman.com

 

 

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LEGO® Store To Open at Westfarms

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Posted Mar 5th, 2014

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LEGO Systems, Inc.

Amanda Santoro

860-763-7834

Amanda.Santoro@LEGO.com

 

Amanda Sirica

Westfarms

850-716-2148

Amanda@SiricaPR.com



Family-friendly store design brings LEGO brand experience to life in Hartford area


West Hartford, CT/March 5, 2014 – The LEGO Group, one of the world’s best-known toy manufacturers, and Westfarms, Connecticut’s premier shopping center, are thrilled to announce the grand opening of a new LEGO® store in the spring of 2014.  The store features a kid-chic design, innovative displays and consumer-friendly play areas that deliver an engaging, entertaining and fun experience for families of all ages.

 

“Our store at Westfarms will enhance our consumers’ overall LEGO brand experience through product variety, store design and regular hands-on family events,” says Eric Wolfe, vice president, LEGO Group.  “Children and families will be able to experience first-hand and hands-on the creativity and imagination that goes into LEGO building and be inspired by the over 4 million LEGO bricks that are in the store at any given time.”    

 

“In keeping with our commitment to bring unique retailers to our shoppers we are excited to see LEGO open its first Hartford area store at Westfarms,” says Kevin Keenan, general manager, Westfarms. “The LEGO Store is an excellent addition to our exceptional lineup of merchants and will definitely appeal to a broad range of customers, both young and old.  We look forward to welcoming them this spring.”

 

LEGO stores feature an assortment of product covering nearly every square inch of space and each store features three key design components.  The “Pick-A-Brick Wall”, by far the most popular store feature, offers the option to hand pick and purchase specific LEGO bricks and elements in a variety of colors and shapes in bulk.  The “Living Room” is an interactive play area prominently positioned in the center of the store, giving consumers a chance to get “hands-on, minds-on” with LEGO products. Finally, a “Brand Ribbon” runs the circumference of the store, featuring LEGO® model displays, company history and fun facts to entertain guests. 

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Guests will find a full selection of LEGO products and branded merchandise for children ages 2 and up, including LEGO DUPLO® sets, toys based on the new feature film The LEGO Movie,  and exciting themes such as NINJAGO, Legends of CHIMA, Friends and CITY and popular licensed items such as LEGO Star Wars, LEGOSuper Heroes and LEGO The Hobbit.  

 

There are 78 LEGO Stores across the country, including flagship locations in Chicago, Illinois and New York City as well as at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, and in the DOWNTOWN DISNEY areas in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California. 

 

About Westfarms

Westfarms, the premier shopping center of central Connecticut, features anchor stores Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and JCPenney. The shopping center offers 160 stylish retailers and restaurants, many unique to the trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, The Art of Shaving, Athleta, bareMinerals, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, J.Crew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Michael Kors, Microsoft, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, Urban Outfitters and many more. The shopping center straddles the towns of Farmington and West Hartford, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9. For more information, call 860-561-3024, visit www.ShopWestfarms.com or Like us at www.Facebook.com/WestfarmsMall.

 

About LEGO

LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately-held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the world's leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for children.  The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough."  Visit the virtual LEGO world at www.LEGO.com

 

LEGO, DUPLO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group.  © 2014 The LEGO Group.

 

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WESTFARMS MALL NAMES SARAH WILLIAMS MARKETING & SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR

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Posted Feb 20th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

MEDIA CONTACT:

Amanda Sirica                  

Sirica Marketing & Public Relations 860.716.2148

amanda@siricapr.com                                                                     

 

FARMINGTON, Conn., February 20, 2014 – Marketing executive Sarah Williams has been named marketing & sponsorship director for Westfarms, the region’s premier shopping destination.  Effective immediately, Williams will be responsible for developing programs and events, community relations and all marketing and sponsorship activities for the center. 

 

Williams brings more than 20 years’ experience in strategic marketing, management, sponsorship and promotions to the position. She began her career at two other Taubman-owned properties, serving as marketing director for Stamford Town Center in Stamford, Conn. and Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colo., before spending 14 years with General Growth Properties headquartered in Chicago. Here she was regional marketing manager for the West Coast before assuming the roles of vice president of marketing for the company’s original retail portfolio and, subsequently, field development and new business. 

 

In 2010, Williams became vice president of marketing for the Midwest division of Jones Lang LaSalle in Chicago. Most recently, she has co-owned SWS Consulting in Chicago, specializing in retail, real estate and business planning.

 

Williams is a Senior Certified Marketing Director with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and an adjunct professor in domestic and international strategic marketing, business development and revenue generation with ICSC. She holds a BA in marketing and communications from Ohio Wesleyan University.

 

Westfarms, the premier shopping center of central Connecticut, features anchor stores Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and JCPenney. The shopping center offers 160 stylish retailers and restaurants, many unique to the trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, The Art of Shaving, Athleta, bareMinerals, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, J.Crew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Michael Kors, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, Urban Outfitters and many more. The shopping center straddles the towns of Farmington and West Hartford, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9. For more information, call 860-561-3024, visit www.ShopWestfarms.com or Like us at www.Facebook.com/WestfarmsMall.

 

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BlogHer and TAUBMAN RELEASE JOINT SURVEY REVEALING WOMEN’S PRESPECTIVES ON STYLE-RELATED TRENDS AND MORE

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Posted Sep 19th, 2013

CONTACT:     

Amanda May Sirica                                                                                        Elisa Camahort Page 

Sirica Marketing & Public Relations                                                                   BlogHer

860-716-2148                                                                                              650.551.1364 x227

Amanda@siricapr.com                                                                                    elisa@blogher.com

                                               

 

BlogHer and Taubman Release Joint Survey Revealing Women’s Perspectives on Style-related Trends and More

 

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 19, 2013 - - If the “Hemline Index” economic theory claiming rising hemlines mirror a rising economy is true, then a new survey released by BlogHer, Inc. and Taubman Centers, owner/manager of Westfarms has women predicting light at the end of the economic tunnel. As represented by a new infographic, The 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Study uncovers a variety of trends, including the predicted future of the economy, how wearable technology can make inroads with women, and where women are most likely to tend toward excess.

 

Hemlines (and Hopes) Going Up?

A century-old economic theory holds that hemlines rise and fall with the economy. Based on that association, we asked women to predict where hemlines would go this fall: Ankle-dusting maxi skirts predicting “uncertain times ahead”; just below the knee indicating “cautious optimism”; above the knee implying “light at the end of the tunnel”; or micro-mini proclaiming “good news ahead!”

  • 47 percent of women see light at the end of the tunnel and “above the knee” hemlines
  • Millennials were four times more likely than baby boomers to see “Good times ahead!” predicting micro-mini skirts
  • A contrarian 10 percent forecast ankle-dusting maxi skirts to be the trend this fall (but that has not been the case so far on the runways)

Women and Wearable Tech

Wearable technology is hot on the tech scene, but hasn’t yet crossed over to fashion accessory. Of all the types of current wearable technology, women are most open to joining the “Quantified Self” movement, with 41 percent stating they would wear a fitness tracker.

  • Millennials are more interested than any other generation of women in every kind of wearable tech, from glasses to watches to clothing
  • Indicating a gateway to wearable tech, 74% of women now rely solely on their smartphone to tell the time

Never Too Much of a Good Thing

When it comes to what women love, there’s no such thing as too much.

  • One in 8 women has more than 50 pairs of shoes! A whopping 43 percent own between 20-49 pairs
  • One third of women carry a purse weighing in at six pounds or more, with women in the Northeast three times more likely to carry a 10+ pound purse than women in the Northwest

 

 Undercover and Under the Covers

 

The survey uncovered some generational trends under our clothing and our covers:

  • 38 percent of all women wear the number-one undergarment choice, bikini briefs, however thongs edge out bikini briefs as number one for Millennials
  • Two-thirds of all women wear “comfy stuff” like flannel or sweats to bed, however a robust 22 percent sleep “in the buff,” including just as many Boomers as Millennials

For more results from the 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Study, see the full infographic at the following link: http://www.blogher.com/style-study-2013

 

About the Study

The 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Study was fielded to 1,609 female respondents, aged 18 and older. Of the respondents, 821 were members of the BlogHer Visionaries Panel, a diverse panel of over 4700 women 18+ recruited from the BlogHer community and geographically dispersed throughout the U.S., and 787 were members of the general U.S. population. The margin of error at 99% confidence is 2.34%. All portions of the study were conducted in August 2013.

 

About Taubman

Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) is engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 28 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia.  Taubman Centers is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  For more information about Taubman, visit www.taubman.com.

 

About Westfarms

Westfarms, the premier shopping center of central Connecticut, features anchor stores Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and JCPenney. The shopping center offers 160 stylish retailers and restaurants, many unique to the trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, The Art of Shaving, Athleta, bareMinerals, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, Gilly Hicks, J.Crew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Michael Kors, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, Urban Outfitters and many more. The shopping center straddles the towns of Farmington and West Hartford, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9. For more information, call 860-561-3024, visit www.ShopWestfarms.com or Like us at www.Facebook.com/WestfarmsMall.

 

About BlogHer

BlogHer (www.blogher.com) is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women in social media. BlogHer delivers quality advocacy at scale for brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialogue with moderated communities led by more than 7,000 leading influencers who reach an audience of 92 million across premium blogs, Pinterest™, Facebook®, Twitter® and social media, including 55 million blog readers alone (Source: Nielsen Site Census, May, 2013). Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice, recommendations and research on women in social media across interest areas as well as on BlogHer.com. The Company also hosts the world’s largest conferences for women in social media.

 

For ease of use, references in this press release to “Taubman Centers,” “company,” “Taubman” or an operating platform mean Taubman Centers, Inc. and/or one or more of a number of separate, affiliated entities. Business is actually conducted by an affiliated entity rather than Taubman Centers, Inc. itself or the named operating platform.

Pinterest is the registered trademark of Pinterest, Inc., Facebook is the registered trademark of Facebook, Inc., and Twitter is the registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. Such trademarks are used for reference purposes only; Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter have not endorsed or sponsored BlogHer, Inc.

 

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FOREVER 21 MULTIPLIES ITS PRESENCE AT WESTFARMS

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Posted Aug 16th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                            

August 15, 2013 


MEDIA CONTACT:

Amanda May Sirica

Sirica Marketing & Public Relations

860.716.2148

amanda@siricapr.com

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

Fashion Retailer Opens Its New Doors This Saturday

 

 

FARMINGTON, Conn. – Getting a big footprint boost, Westfarms, the region’s premier shopping destination, announces the opening of the expanded Forever 21 store at its retail destination on Saturday, August 17. The store will open its redesigned location on the mall’s lower level next to Macy’s offering an unprecedented selection of fashion in its new 22,500-square-foot store.

 

Fans of the fashionable retailer will revel in the new and exciting store environment at almost triple the size of its previous 8,500-square-foot location.  The popular fast-fashion destination will showcases an extraordinary selection of trend-savvy clothing and accessories at budget-friendly prices. New merchandise is brought in daily, creating an exciting mix of dresses, denim, shoes, intimates, outerwear and more – always changing, and always in style.

 

“Anytime we see a retailer request additional space to grow its store at Westfarms it’s a testament to the store’s popularity in the market,” says Westfarms General Manager Kevin Keenan.  “Forever 21 has created a unique formula for our fashion forward shoppers – style and affordability all rolled into one.”

 

To celebrate its opening, Forever 21 will give the first 200 shoppers in line at 10 AM a free gift card that could be valued up to $210 and a chance to win one of the season’s hottest outfits valued at $100, while supplies last.

 

There has been a great deal of interest in the expansion of this Forever 21 location. Forever 21 General Merchandising Manager, Linda Chang, shares in this excitement and says, “Our expanded location at Westfarms will continue to serve shoppers in the greater Hartford area. We have diligently worked to expand the overall store layout and concepts to ensure a better shopping environment for all our customers.”

 

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About Westfarms

Westfarms, the premier shopping center of central Connecticut, features anchor stores Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and JCPenney. The shopping center offers 160 stylish retailers and restaurants, many unique to the trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, The Art of Shaving, Athleta, bareMinerals, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, Gilly Hicks, J.Crew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Michael Kors, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, Urban Outfitters and many more. The shopping center straddles the towns of Farmington and West Hartford, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9. For more information, call 860-561-3024, visit www.ShopWestfarms.com or Like us at www.Facebook.com/WestfarmsMall.

 

About Forever 21

Forever 21, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a specialty retailer of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories.  Known for offering the hottest and most current fashion trends, at a great value to consumers, Forever 21 is a model for fast fashion.  This model operates by keeping the store exciting with new merchandise brought in daily.  The retailer operates over 550 stores in the United States, with international operations in Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines and United Kingdom.  For more information please visit: www.forever21.com

 

SCAVENGER HUNT TEACHES KIDS ABOUT HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Posted Aug 16th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                

NEWS RELEASE

August 14, 2013

 

 

Contact: Rebecca Stewart

Hartford HealthCare

860-726-8283

 

Contact: Amanda May Sirica

Westfarms Mall

860-716-2148

 

 

 

 

Hartford Healthcare Launches Ready. Set. School! at Westfarms

 

FARMINGTON, Conn.Ready. Set. School!

 

As summer winds down, and the kids head back to school, you can make back-to-school shopping an adventure for your kids. This year, take part in the “Ready. Set. School! Scavenger Hunt,” enjoying Wellness at Westfarms while having some fun. Parents and students, grades K-5, will have the chance to turn their shopping experience into an adventure and learn how to make healthy choices from the wellness experts at Hartford HealthCare. Kids who take part will receive special prizes from Hartford HealthCare and Westfarms retailers.

 

The is part of the “Wellness at Westfarms” program, a strategic partnership between Westfarms and Hartford HealthCare that is designed to improve community wellness by providing health information and resources to mall shoppers.

 

Ready. Set. School! Scavenger Hunt is geared toward teaching healthy lifestyle habits to elementary school students. But parents can join in the fun, too, by taking their children to the Westfarms Customer Service Desk from August 19 through September 14. There, parents can register for the self-guided scavenger hunt. Kids will receive a packet of clues as they search for answers to healthy lifestyle questions found on posters throughout the upper and lower levels of the shopping center. Upon completion of the adventure, kids will receive a back-to-school bag with special prizes and offers to help start off the school year right. The offer is open to the first 250 people to register.

 

“Westfarms is enjoying its ongoing partnership with Hartford HealthCare and collaborating on unique programs like the Ready. Set. School! scavenger hunt. In addition to teaching health and wellness to our core shoppers, we are delighted to be reaching the younger generation at the shopping center with such important messages,” said Kevin Keenan, general manager of Westfarms. ”The scavenger hunt is a perfect segue for parents to talk to their children about things that support success in school including healthy eating, getting enough sleep and exercising, which are all messages shoppers will find throughout the center.”

 

“This partnership makes it possible for Westfarms and Hartford HealthCare to collaborate in providing wellness services and resources in a retail venue that is convenient for hundreds of thousands of people,” said James Blazar, chief strategy officer and senior vice president “Our goal is to improve community wellness by increasing access to vital health information and educational resources. As the leading health care provider in the region, this is one of the ways we are able to connect with those in the communities we serve.” 

 

In December 2012, Hartford HealthCare and Westfarms announced their long-term partnership when they launched a relaxation and wellness lounge located outside of Lord & Taylor on the second floor of the mall. A popular spot for shoppers, the lounge provides a place for shoppers to unwind, recharge mobile devices and learn about health and wellness services available in the region.

 

About Hartford HealthCare

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) is the next generation of integrated health systems, marked by strong patient focus, heightened efficiency, consistent quality performance and open, collaborative sharing of best practices. The HHC system includes Hartford Hospital, MidState Medical Center; Windham Hospital; The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Backus Hospital; VNA HealthCare; Clinical Laboratory Partners; Integrated Care Partners; Hartford Healthcare Medical Group; Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network; the Institute of Living; and two regional behavioral health centers, Rushford and Natchaug Hospital.

 

About Westfarms

Westfarms, the premier shopping center of central Connecticut, features anchor stores Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and JCPenney. The shopping center offers 160 stylish retailers and restaurants, many unique to the trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, The Art of Shaving, Athleta, bareMinerals, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, Gilly Hicks, J.Crew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Michael Kors, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, Urban Outfitters and many more. The shopping center straddles the towns of Farmington and West Hartford, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9. For more information, call 860-561-3024, visit www.ShopWestfarms.com or Like us at www.Facebook.com/WestfarmsMall.

 

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TORY BURCH OPENS ITS DOORS THIS FRIDAY

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Posted Jul 31st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                             MEDIA CONTACT:

July 31, 2013                                                                      Amanda May Sirica

Sirica Marketing & Public Relations

860.716.2148

amanda@siricapr.com

 

              

 

 

TORY BURCH OPENS ITS DOORS THIS FRIDAY

 

Westfarms Welcomes High-End American Sportswear Brand to CT Market

 

 

FARMINGTON, Conn./July 31, 2013 – Westfarms, the region’s premier shopping destination, announces the highly anticipated opening of the market’s first Tory Burch store on Friday, August 2. The store will be located on the mall’s Center Court upper level and will neighbor Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton. The full Tory Burch collection will be available at the boutique, including ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, small leather goods, eyewear, accessories and swimwear.

 

“We are more than thrilled to see Tory Burch enter the central Connecticut market with this beautiful new store at Westfarms,” says Westfarms General Manager Kevin Keenan.  “The Tory Burch brand exemplifies the Westfarms female shopper’s wish list and is a perfect fit, complementing our exceptional retail lineup.”

 

“The timing of their opening couldn’t be better as we enter the fall fashion season and with holiday shopping on the horizon,” added Keenan.

 

Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand known for color and print. It embodies the personal style and eclectic sensibility of its CEO and designer Tory Burch. Launched in February 2004, the collection is carried in freestanding Tory Burch stores across the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia, over 1,000 department and specialty stores worldwide and at www.toryburch.com.

 

About Westfarms

Westfarms, the premier shopping center of central Connecticut, features anchor stores Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and JCPenney. The shopping center offers 160 stylish retailers and restaurants, many unique to the trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, The Art of Shaving, Athleta, bareMinerals, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, Gilly Hicks, J.Crew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Michael Kors, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Urban Outfitters and many more. The shopping center straddles the towns of Farmington and West Hartford, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9. For more information, call 860-561-3024, visit www.ShopWestfarms.com or Like us at www.Facebook.com/WestfarmsMall.

 

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