L.L.Bean to Open Victor, New York, Store July 9
Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration with Giveaways at Eastview Mall
Freeport, ME, June 17, 2010 — L.L.Bean, a leading retailer of quality outdoor equipment and apparel, will open its newest store at Eastview Mall, Victor, New York, at 9 a.m. Friday, July 9. Everyone who loves the outdoors is invited to the three-day grand opening celebration that promises fun and adventure for the whole family. On Friday, L.L.Bean will give away gift cards worth up to $500 to the first 250 customers when the doors open. Saturday, L.L.Bean will give away one kayak every hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, shoppers may register for a chance to win a $750 Back-to-School shopping spree.
Expert instructors from L.L.Bean's Outdoor Discovery Schools will offer FREE kayaking and fly-casting classes all weekend 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy free workshops on family camping, get a bear hug from L.L.Bean mascot "L.L. Bear," and see live Birds of Prey with Wild Wings. For a complete list of free activities throughout the weekend, visit http://www.llbean.com/victor.
"Upstate New York, especially the Finger Lakes Region, offers abundant outdoor recreational opportunities and we want to make sure L.L.Bean customers are outfitted with the appropriate apparel, gear and knowledge for their next adventure," said Ken Kacere, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Retail. "With the opening of our second New York store, we can provide a broad range of recreational products and more hands-on opportunities with our popular Outdoor Discovery Schools to serve our customers in the area."
Bean's new store is approximately 27,000 square feet and, as with all new L.L.Bean stores, built to the US Green Building Council's LEED standards. The store incorporates environmentally friendly building materials and fixtures, and utilizes systems and technology to increase energy efficiency, thereby reducing the store's environmental footprint. It will employ approximately 100 people and offer a carefully selected assortment of high-quality and affordable casual apparel and footwear, outdoor apparel and gear, including hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking, and camping products – all backed by L.L.Bean's 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
In celebration of the new store, L.L.Bean is donating $10,000 to the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK). The grant will support ADK's School Outreach Program. The goal of this program is to help young children experience the natural world through recreational skill-building activities. L.L.Bean and ADK share the belief that outdoor activity serves as a means of developing a healthy lifestyle and an appreciation of the natural world. The program reaches over 1,700 school children each year. Members from ADK's Genesee Valley Chapter will attend the L.L.Bean grand opening weekend to showcase the organization and its activities in the Victor area.
The Victor store is L.L.Bean's 14th retail store outside the state of Maine. It's located at 60 Eastview Mall Drive, Victor, New York. Grand Opening hours are 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., July 9, 10, & 11. View a complete list of L.L.Bean Retail Stores.
About L.L.Bean, Inc.
L.L.Bean, Inc. is a leading multichannel merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. While its business has grown substantially, the company remains committed to the same honest principles upon which it was built – a focus on the customer, continuous product improvement and innovation, respect for people, preservation of the natural environment and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The 220,000 sq. ft. flagship campus of stores in Freeport, Maine, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than three million visitors each year. Join L.L.Bean on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.