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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, BCBG MAXAZRIA, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, J.Crew, Kiehl's, LEGO, Louis Vuitton, Lush, Michael Kors, Microsoft, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Spanx, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, True Religion Brand Jeans, Urban Outfitters, Vans 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

 

 

                                                                                 

 

Owner/Manager:                 Taubman

                                                200 E. Long Lake Road

                                                Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303

                                                248.258.6800

                                                www.taubman.com

 

 

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Westfarms Launches Industry-First Navigation App Makes Shopping Easier and More Personalized

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Posted Mar 3rd, 2016

Farmington, CT/March 3, 2016 – To help customize the shopping and dining experience for customers, Westfarms announced today the launch of an industry-first mobile app. The free app, available for Android and iPhone platforms, will offer consumers first-of-its-kind indoor navigation technology and a host of other shopper-friendly functionality.

 

The app, developed in partnership with Meredith Xcelerated Marketing and SPREO, delivers step-by-step navigation and location-based marketing through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology. Shoppers using the app can quickly and efficiently:

 

  • Map It: Locate stores, restaurants and entertainment options as they shop.
  • Plan It: Plan a shopping trip in advance to navigate the mall quickly and easily.
  • Love It: Use the robust functionality to save favorite stores, receive real-time event, sales and promotion information and view seasonal fashion trends.

 

“Today’s shoppers are all about convenience and personalization,” said Kevin Keenan, general manager, Westfarms. “With our new app, we are combining tech-savvy amenities with premium retail offers to provide an unmatched, easy shopping and dining experience during the holidays and all year long.”

 

The intuitive app is powered by scalable technology and gives shoppers instant access and navigation to their favorite stores within the mall. Customers also have the option to map a route to shop a group of stores. The ‘Plan It’ functionality creates the most accessible route by listing selected stores in the shortest distance from a current location for quick and convenient shopping.

 

Westfarms also offers several high-tech, customer focused amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, an interactive touchscreen directory and charging stations for portable electronics.

 

 

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, BCBG MAXAZRIA, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, J.Crew, Kiehl's, LEGO, Louis Vuitton, lululemon, Lush, Michael Kors, Microsoft, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Spanx, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, Trollbeads, True Religion Brand Jeans, Urban Outfitters, Vans and many more. The shopping center bestrides 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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CONTACT:

Amanda May Sirica

Sirica Marketing & PR

860-716-2148

amanda@siricapr.com

 

HANNA ANDERSSON OPENS ITS FIRST RETAIL STORE IN CONNECTICUT

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Posted Dec 11th, 2015

CONTACT:

Hanna Andersson

Meghan Shea | Brand Marketing Coordinator

mshea@hannaandersson.com

503.544.4699

 

HANNA ANDERSSON OPENS ITS FIRST RETAIL STORE IN CONNECTICUT

 

WEST HARTFORD, CT –December 11, 2015Hanna Andersson will open its first retail store in Connecticut with its brand new store design on Friday, December 11 at Westfarms Mall. The newest addition to the Hanna family marks its fiftieth retail store in the United States.

 

Doors will open at 9 a.m. to the public at the new store location in Westfarms Mall located on the upper level near center court and next to Tory Burch. Customers are encouraged to get there early since historically lines have been over one hundred people.

 

Hanna will be providing free gifts for customers Friday, December 11 – Sunday, December 13. Friday, the first 500 customers will receive a free pair of long johns. The first 100 customers on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free $20 Hanna gift card. Along with free gifts, customers will be able to take advantage of buy one get one free on sleepwear and extra 25% off the rest of their purchase (not including buy one get one free sleepwear).

 

"We are thrilled to continue expanding our lifestyle brand in Connecticut with the new Hanna store at Westfarms, which showcases our terrific brand to many new customers, and also provides a physical store presence to our loyal catalog and website customers. Being able to provide an in-store experience really brings the Hanna quality to life for customers because they can touch and feel our wonderful product,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO, Hanna Andersson. "The brand new store concept is a truly inspirational experience that will really resonate with our customer and provide an exciting, fresh look for the mall.”

 

The new store concept incorporates one-of-a-kind homemade and crafted elements into the design by partnering with talented artisans and crafters from around the world to create unique and playful art pieces to feature around the store interior.

 

Long time Hanna catalog customers and new to Hanna shoppers in the Hartford area will be able to explore and engage with what makes Hanna special from the pure organic cotton to the exceptional craftsmanship that goes into every garment.  Hanna is a children’s lifestyle brand that allows kids to be kids with a mom approved hanna-me-down quality. And finally Hanna’s Unconditional Guarantee is simple and loved by Hanna customers: If you are unhappy with any product, at anytime they will offer a full refund or replace the item. 

 

About Hanna Andersson: For over 30 years, kids have played and laughed in Hanna Andersson’s clothing, which is often recognized by its classic bold stripe sleepwear iconic dresses and tees. Since its beginning in 1983, the uniquely Swedish inspired brand has developed into one to the leading premier children’s omni-channel lifestyle brands in the United States. Hanna offers clothing for babies through preteens; a women’s collection, Love Hanna; and Hanna Home. Besides its iconic catalog, Hanna currently has 49 retail stores and nine outlet stores in 23 states. Find the full list of stores as well as upcoming store openings: http://www.hannaandersson.com/StoreLocations.asp.

 

Westfarms to Celebrate the Holidays with Beloved ‘Peanuts Gang’

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Posted Oct 28th, 2015

Westfarms to Celebrate the Holidays with Beloved ‘Peanuts Gang’

Exclusive, interactive Ice Palace captures the magic of ‘The Peanuts Movie’ in theaters Nov. 6

 

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 28, 2015 – To celebrate the launch of The Peanuts Movie, in theaters everywhere on Friday, November 6, a special family-friendly holiday experience is being offered exclusively at Westfarms from November 6 through December 24.

 

Developed in partnership with 20th Century Fox, the iconic Peanuts characters will take center stage within its unique, interactive Ice Palace. The indoor holiday display will feature a 30-foot dome complete with falling snow, a light show and other activities for the entire family. 

 

“Each year Westfarms amazes and delights families with our spectacular holiday display and its magical snowfall inside the Ice Palace,” said Kevin Keenan, Westfarms general manager. “We are committed to bringing our shoppers another interactive experience this year and are certain the Peanuts gang will bring joy and laughter to families who visit.”

 

In addition, kids can watch special scenes from the new movie, create and compare their icy handprint alongside Snoopy and Woodstock, have their photo taken with a life-size graphic of Snoopy and his dog house and much more.

 

Westfarms will also offer the opportunity for families to visit with Santa Claus as part of the Ice Palace experience. Those who visit Santa will receive a complimentary gift.

 

The Peanuts Ice Palace, located in Westfarms Center Court, will be open November 6 through December 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and extended hours on select days in December.

 

For more information visit www.shopwestfarms.com.

 

ABOUT THE PEANUTS MOVIE

In THE PEANUTS MOVIE, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” Gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day. The film opens in theaters everywhere November 6, 2015. www.peanutsmovie.com

 

ABOUT 20th CENTURY FOX

One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

 

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, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, J.Crew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, LEGO, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Michael Kors, Microsoft, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, The North Face, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, Urban Outfitters, Vans 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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CONTACT:     

Amanda May Sirica

Sirica Marketing & Public Relations, LLC

860.716.2148

amanda@siricapr.com

NEW & EXPANDING AT WESTFARMS: NORTH FACE AND LUCKY BRAND JEANS JOIN LUXURY LINE UP

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Posted May 18th, 2015

Several top brands make first-in-market debut and

others expand offerings at region’s premier shopping destination

 

 

FARMINGTON, Conn., May 15, 2015 – From luxury and athletic wear to All-American and products that pamper, several top brands make their market debut at Westfarms this season. North Face, Lucky Brand Jeans, Vans and DAVIDsTEA all open their first stores in the region, while several other retailers will remodel and/or relocate at the region’s premier shopping destination.

 

New-to-market stores openings:

 

Making its Connecticut entrance at Westfarms later this summer is North Face, the global brand for sports enthusiasts. The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snow sport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snow sport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains. The store will be located on Westfarms’ upper level, near Nordstrom.

 

Opening its first Hartford-market store this week is Lucky Brand Jeans, the authentic, All-American jeans company.  The Lucky Brand began crafting great-fitting, vintage-inspired jeans in Los Angeles in 1990, quickly earning the title of "America's favorite." The brand also produces apparel, shoes, accessories and jewelry for men and women that are sold in more than 200 retail stores within the U.S., high-end department and specialty stores, select stores in Canada, and online at LuckyBrand.com. The store is located on Westfarms’ upper level, near Nordstrom.

 

Most recently, two new-to-market retailers opened their doors in April including Vans and DAVIDsTEA:

 

Vans®, the original action sports footwear and apparel company, a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), debuted its first store in central Connecticut at Westfarms. Vans collections include authentic footwear, apparel and accessories, snowboard boots and the Pro-tec line of protective gear and are sold in the United States through more than 250 company owned stores as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 70 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices. Headquartered in Cypress, California, Vans employs more than 350 at its corporate office and distribution center. Vans is located on the lower level, JCPenney wing.

 

Luxury brand DAVIDsTEA has made its Hartford market debut at Westfarms. Since its first shop opened in 2008 on Toronto’s Queen Street, DAVIDsTEA has developed an enthusiastic following. Today DAVIDsTEA has 115 stores across Canada and 21 in the US, with NBC's Today Show Great tea, friendly stores and above-and-beyond customer service. With colorful, modern packaging, sleek in-house designed tea accessories and friendly, welcoming attitude, DAVIDsTEA offers a tea experience that is fun, fresh and unintimidating. The store is located on Westfarms’ lower level, near JCPenney.

 

“We’re excited to be the first area location for so many great brands,” says General Manager Kevin Keenan, “and delighted that our existing retailers are growing and relocating here at Westfarms.”

 

Existing Westfarms retailers expanding and relocating:

 

Johnston & Murphy, the premium footwear and accessories brand for men and women, has recently relocated to the upper level, near Nordstrom.  The new store showcases an expanded selection of footwear and a full woman’s clothing line.

 

Fans of the popular Victoria’s Secret will revel in the new store that is undergoing a remodel.  The retailer has temporarily relocated to a new location in the lower level of the Nordstrom wing. The new, remodeled store will open late summer in its original space on the upper level.

 

 

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, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, J.Crew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, LEGO, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Michael Kors, Microsoft, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, Urban Outfitters, Vans 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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