L.L.Bean to Open Yonkers, New York, Store October 20
Four-day grand opening celebration with giveaways at new Westchester's Ridge Hill
Freeport, ME, October 5, 2011 L.L.Bean, a leading retailer of quality outdoor equipment and apparel, will open its newest store at Westchester’s Ridge Hill, Yonkers, New York, at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 20. Everyone who loves the outdoors is invited to the four-day Grand Opening celebration that promises fun and adventure for the whole family.
- Thursday gift card giveaway worth up to $500 to the first 250 customers
- Friday kayak giveaway worth up to $500 to five lucky customers
- Saturday Boat and Tote Bag giveaway to the first 100 customers
- Sunday L.L.Bean Boot giveaway guess the total number in a giant display one winner to receive new L.L.Bean Boots for entire family
Expert instructors from L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools will offer FREE fly-casting classes all weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy free workshops on GPS navigation, camping essentials, fly tying and more. Get a bear hug from L.L.Bean mascot “L.L. Bear,” and meet local representatives from outdoor organizations such as Coastal Conservation Association, Hudson River Audubon Society and the Westchester Trails Association. For a complete list of free activities and giveaways throughout the weekend visit: http://www.llbean.com/yonkers.
“Westchester County 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. “The L.L.Bean store at Westchester’s Ridge Hill will allow us to provide a broad range of recreational products and hands-on opportunities with our popular Outdoor Discovery Schools to serve our customers in the area.”
In celebration of the new store and L.L.Bean’s ongoing effort to engage youth in outdoor recreation, L.L.Bean will donate $10,000 in gear and cash to support development of a local youth outdoor recreation program. L.L.Bean is partnering with the Beczak Environmental Educational Center to establish the L.L.Bean Great Outdoors Fund. “We are committed to engaging kids in outdoor recreation, both to inspire them to lead active lifestyles and encourage them to become stewards of the outdoors,” said Janet Wyper, Community Relations Manager for L.L.Bean. “When opening a store in a new community, we like to work with local organizations
to support their efforts in promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle. The Beczak Environmental Education Center shares our commitment, and we look forward to working with them.”
L.L.Bean’s new store is approximately 25,000 square feet and 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, including iconic L.L.Bean Boots, outdoor apparel and gear including hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking, and camping products all backed by L.L.Bean’s 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
The Yonkers store is L.L.Bean’s 16th retail store outside the state of Maine and Westchester County’s only L.L.Bean store. Store address: Westchester’s Ridge Hill, One Ridge Hill Road, Yonkers, New York. Grand Opening hours are 9 a.m. 9:30 p.m., October 20-23. http://www.llbean.com/yonkers.
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. L.L.Bean products are rigorously tested, guaranteed to last and always shipped free. 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. L.L.Bean can be found worldwide at llbean.com. Join L.L.Bean on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.