Eighteen new restaurants, shops and services are coming to spiff up 53-year-old Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).The future Terminal 6 at LAX Westfield The new look includes a shopping area called the Boulevard that curves through Terminal 6, as shown in this rendering. The new look includes a shopping area called the Boulevard that curves through Terminal 6, as shown in this rendering. (Westfield)
The terminal currently serves Alaska Airlines, US Airways, Panamanian carrier Copa and Great Lakes Airlines. The makeover boosts the number of dining options from five to eight, and the number of shops and services from two to 10, according to a statement by developer Westfield.
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In come Osteria restaurant by "Top Chef" Fabio Viviani (who closed his North Hollywood restaurant Firenze Osteria in July), Point the Way Cafe, which features L.A.-made beer, and Blu2o, described as serving "beach-inspired cuisine."cComments Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment. Add a comment 0
Familiar chains like Habit Burger Grill, Wahoo's Fish Taco, fresh food maker Earth Bar and two Starbucks join the lineup too.
You'll also be able to drop some dough at high-end accessories store Tumi, the boutique M. Fredric , MAC Cosmetics and XpresSpa (where you can get a 15-minute foot massage for $35). They'll be in The Boulevard, a shopping area meant to replicate the feel of a winding drive along Sunset Boulevard.
"The meandering curves in Bel Air and Brentwood inspired the retail and dining districts, while a calm glowing bar becomes the ultimate destination to relax or recharge before a flight," a Westfield description of the project says.
The redesign also means you'll find more cafe, lounge and communal seating with plug-ins for mobile devices too.
Roughly 8 million travelers passed through Terminal 6 last year, which was built in 1961 and expanded in 1979. Westfield gave the Tom Bradley International Terminal a splashy makeover last year and is also tasked with redoing Terminals 1, 2 and 3 as well.
The upgrades at Terminal 6 are expected to be complete in 2016.