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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW RETAIL CONCOURSE
08.25.2014

Foxwoods Resort Casino will celebrate the grand opening of its new retail concourse on Friday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m. Located adjacent to the Great Cedar Casino, the bright and contemporary shopping promenade features new boutique shops as Activa, Activa Kicks, Folli Follie, Kidstuff, Native Nations, Outpost, Panache, Scenses, and Sugar Rush.

 

Grand opening festivities will include remarks by Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Tribal Nation, and Scott Butera, President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino.  In addition, the celebration will include a special appearance by Joan Bradley Reedy of Vera Bradley and Michael Jackson of Legends in Concert. TAG Heuer will showcase a new line of Monaco V4 watches at the Foxwoods Watch Company store.

 

Throughout the morning, guests are invited to visit Sugar Rush and watch as Foxwoods Executive Pastry Chef Franck Iglesias hand-carves a decadent chocolate fox from an 80-pound block of milk chocolate. 

 

“This is an amazing event for the Foxwoods community as we continue to deliver exciting new entertainment  venues for our guests.  The modern, well-appointed stores completely revitalize the resort’s shopping experience both in terms of atmosphere and product offerings,” said Scott Butera, President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. “Furthermore, the addition of these retail stores, along with the planned opening of the Tanger Outlets next spring, will solidify Foxwoods as the preeminent shopping destination in the area.”

 

Featuring men and women’s athletic apparel from brands like Under Armour, Nike, Puma, Columbia and Fila, Activa is the place to go when shopping for the active lifestyle. Activa Kicks comforts the ‘sole’ with outdoor lifestyle footwear from Adidas, Fila, New Balance, Nike, Patagonia, Puma, Timberland, UGGS and Under Armour.  

 

For the right accessory to complement the perfect outfit, Panache offers affordable trendsetting fashion accessories and jewelry to help make the final outfit fabulous. With stores around the world in London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, New York and now Mashantucket, Connecticut, Folli Follie is the “Fashionable Affordable Luxury” brand. The boutique shop is a full fashion concept brand featuring trendy jewelry, watches and accessories appealing to the needs of the fashion conscious women. 

 

Kidstuff offers toys and books from Melissa and Doug, Gund and many more. At Native Nations, authentic handcrafted collectibles from tribes throughout the United States and Canada such as wampum jewelry, southwestern jewelry, pottery, craft items, artifacts and moccasins will greet shoppers and visitors. In Outpost, guests will enjoy superior grooming products for men who want to look and feel their best. 

 

Scenses offers more than 40 Yankee Candle scents, products from Crabtree & Evelyn, and Vera Bradley. During the grand opening celebration, Joan Bradley Reedy will make a special appearance at Scenses. She will share stories about Vera Bradley’s trademark colorful designs and the remarkable women behind it all. As brand ambassador, Reedy travels the country entertaining customers with her memorable experiences with Vera Bradley. 

 

Sugar Rush is a delightful eatery offering fresh baked goods made daily from the Foxwoods Bake Shop, along with candy favorites such as Jelly Belly, M&M and many more. Children and adults will revel at the 7-foot Candy Chandelier made by Jello.