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LAGUARDIA AIRPORT WINS AGAIN FOR BEST RESTAURANTS

Date: May 27, 2003
Press Release Number: 71-2003

Takes Top Honor in North American Competition for Best Food and Beverage


For the second time in three years, LaGuardia Airport captured first place in food and beverage concessions in the annual Airports Council International-North America Richard A. Griesbach Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest. LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building took top prize for Best Food and Beverage Program at a large airport, judged by experts in the food and beverage, retail and marketing fields.

LaGuardia competed against more than 20 airports from major cities across North America, including Boston, Norfolk, Portland, Toronto and Vancouver.

The award is also a tribute to MarketPlace Development, Inc., which was chosen by the Port Authority in 1994 to lead an $18 million retail and concessions program at LaGuardia.

MarketPlace Development’s successful partnership with the Port Authority has transformed the Central Terminal Building into a premier dining and shopping destination for millions of customers.

This honor is the latest in a string of major awards for LaGuardia Airport. Earlier this year, Figs restaurant in the Central Terminal Building received top honors for Best Airport Food and Beverage Operator in the prestigious Airport Revenue News Best Concessions annual competition.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.


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