L.L. Bean Opens First Store in New York
Freeport, Maine, L.L. Bean will stay open 24 hours a day, throughout the weekend of its grand opening at Colonie Center in Albany, N.Y. on Sept. 14.
The 24-hour schedule, which ends after the opening weekend, is being done in the spirit of the L.L. Bean store in Freeport, Maine, according to the company. It will offer in-store lessons on how to snowshoe, fly fish, kayak and do other sports.
L.L. Bean is one of a number of stores locating in the mall, which is in the midst of a $70 million renovation. A Cheesecake Factory restaurant opened last August, and PF Chang's China Bistro is set to open on Oct. 8. Foot Locker is set to open in September, as is Lids, which sells hats.
The new 30,000-sq.-ft. store at Colonie Center was built to a national energy-efficiency standard set by the United States Green Building Council, according to L.L. Bean.