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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® Opens at Westfarms

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Posted Jun 11th, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:

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. – The LEGO Group, one of the world’s best-known toy manufacturers, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of a new LEGO® store on June 13th -15th at Westfarms, Connecticut’s premiere shopping center in West Harford, CT.   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 Mall 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.”    

 

“We’re thrilled to have LEGO join Westfarms,” says Kevin Keenan, general manager, Westfarms.  “LEGO’s iconic brand and their exciting and memorable store adventure is exactly the type of shopping experience that Westfarms strives to bring to our customers.”

 

 

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. 

 

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 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, LEGO Super Heroes and LEGO The Hobbit.

 

 

 

There are 79 LEGO Stores in North America, 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.  The LEGO Store at Westfarms provides exciting and challenging employment opportunities.  For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com

 

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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.

 

 

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.

LEGO® Store To Open at Westfarms

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Posted Mar 5th, 2014

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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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