Freeport, ME, March 22, 2018
L.L.Bean Celebrates Grand Opening of its First Urban Store at One Seaport
New England neighbor brings the joy of the outdoors to Boston April 6
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. Still family owned, Shawn Gorman, great grandson of Leon Leonwood Bean, was named Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2013. While its business has grown over the years, L.L.Bean continues to uphold the values of its founder, including his dedication to quality, customer service and a love of the outdoors. In the past five years, L.L.Bean has donated over $6 million toward conservation and land stewardship. L.L.Bean operates 34 stores in 16 states across the United States, along with 25 stores in Japan. The 220,000-sq. ft. L.L.Bean retail store campus in Freeport, ME, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year. L.L.Bean can be found worldwide at www.llbean.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.
About Boston Seaport
Culture, industry and community converge, making Boston’s Seaport district a dynamic and vibrant area that is quickly emerging as one of the most exciting neighborhoods and destinations in the country. Currently, Boston’s single largest development project, the Seaport district will transform 23 acres of waterfront land with a carefully selected mix of residential, hotel, office, retail, entertainment, civic and cultural uses and public open space. Combining the best of historic and modern-day Boston, Seaport is positioned to become the destination for fashion, culture, arts, dining and entertainment and technology and life sciences, expanding its position as one of the top cities to visit in the world. For more information, visit www.bostonseaport.xyz.
One Seaport is a marquee destination within the Seaport District. Comprised of two city blocks, situated on three acres of land in the heart of the neighborhood, One Seaport is the largest mixed-use project in the City of Boston in over 30 years. It spans 1.5 million square feet in total and represents the highest concentration of retail space in the Seaport, with 250,000 square feet devoted to shopping, dining, fitness, and entertainment. 832 modern, amenity-rich apartments, dubbed The Benjamin and VIA, sit above the retail experience. One Seaport continues to solidify the Seaport’s reputation as Boston’s most transformative neighborhood. WS Development develops, owns, and manages One Seaport’s retail component. Berkshire Group partnered with Boston Global Investors to own and develop the residences at The Benjamin and VIA.