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Anheuser-Busch Honors Budweiser with New Airport Concept

The iconic history of Budweiser comes alive in St. Louis with the new bar & restaurant concept at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. EIGHTEEN|76, now open in Lambert’s Concourse E in Terminal 2 (Gate E10), pays homage to the founding year of Budweiser, first brewed in the original St. Louis Anheuser-Busch brewery and still brewed there today.

EIGHTEEN|76 is the first airport location for this nostalgic concept which will feature mural accents of Budweiser history with an interior finish that features beechwood, brick and dark metal finishes. A reclaimed aged beech­­wood and stainless steel bar are highlighted with bright re­d seats and accent lighting.

The new concept was developed in partnership with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and HMSHost, the master food concessionaire at the airport, with valuable input from Anheuser-Busch.

“The city of St. Louis has a great deal of history and HMSHost is proud to help honor this with the opening of EIGHTEEN|76,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Stephen Douglas. “Bringing EIGHTEEN|76 to Terminal 2 provides travelers with an authentic St. Louis experience and a taste of local culture.”  

The bar features nearly a dozen beers in both draft and bottles. EIGHTEEN|76 will also have a top flight wine list. Drinks can be paired with complementary menu items like the roast beef hero sandwich, Gus’ pressed pretzel (with Shock Top Belgian White mustard), farm house cheese plates, steakhouse caprese salad and roasted red pepper hummus with grilled garlic flatbread.   

To celebrate the opening of EIGHTEEN|76 on September 24, Anheuser-Busch gave passengers and airport visitors a unique surprise in Terminal 2. One of the Budweiser Clydesdales made a special appearance inside the ticketing level of Terminal 2 to greet both arriving and departing passengers. 

Fashion Upgrade: Lambert Photo of the Week

Eddie Bauer fashionistas (pictured left to right) Maria Halkia, Marilyn Schmitt, Senaite Mebrahtu and Kidist Eshete have fun stocking and modeling a few of the shop’s trendy garments.

Hudson’s new Eddie Bauer retail store on the C Concourse adds an upgraded flair to shopping at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for passengers. The store offers a nice mix of clothing for men and women including classic sportswear and business casual. Eddie Bauer also offers passengers the fashionable cardigan on the go and plenty of accessories. Eddie Bauer is part of Lambert Airport’s newest retail concept by the Hudson Group (JG-St. Louis JV) which became the primary news, gifts and specialty concessionaire in February. Eddie Bauer is located adjacent to Gate C6. Lambert's 1,500 square feet Eddie Bauer store is only the second airport location in the country.

Eddie Bauer Brings Fresh Look and Designs to Lambert Airport

The legendary Eddie Bauer has expanded into the airport frontier with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as the newest home for the retailer offering classic outdoor sportswear, business casual apparel and accessories.  

The new Eddie Bauer at Lambert is only the second airport location in the country, located in the C Concourse adjacent to Gate C6.  The store is one of the keystone changes in a year-long retail makeover by the Hudson Group (JG-St. Louis JV) which became the primary news, gifts and specialty concessionaire at Lambert in February. 

The 1,500 sq. ft. Eddie Bauer store features an iconic timber and stone entrance with a rustic wood theme interior that offers the perfect backdrop for a large mix of clothing and gear for men and women.  The Lambert Eddie Bauer store will feature polo’s, blouses, dress shirts, sports shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, jeans, jackets, fleece, accessories, watches and a collection of backpacks and travel duffels.

Hudson is in its final phase of launching new brands and renovating all retail locations in Lambert terminals and concourses. The launch began with the opening of its flagship Hudson travel convenience store (news, magazines, books, snacks, technology) which is now in multiple locations at the Airport. Earlier this summer, Hudson opened Natalie’s Candy Jar in Concourse C and E as well as a Maxiga in Concourse A. Other new stores include Discover St. Louis, Kids Works, Bliss, Spectacles and Ebony News. A  CNN Newsstand in Concourse E will open later this fall.

“Eddie Bauer just adds to a great mix of new, bright and attractive stores at Lambert,” said Airport Director, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “The retail transformation isn’t complete but we’ve already seen great results from the opening of each new store. We’ve received very favorable responses and reviews from our customers so far.”

Lambert Airport in St. Louis, MO serves nearly 13 million passengers annually with 250 daily flights to 60 non-stop destinations.  

More Passengers Can Now Participate in TSA Pre-Check at Lambert

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre-Check program for expedited screening has been expanded this week at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to include Delta and United flights in the A Concourse.  This TSA program at Lambert began in 2012 with American and then US Air flights in the C concourse.

The TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.  Passengers flying with the participating airlines can enroll in TSA’s Pre-Check through their airline’s frequent flier programs. Travelers can also participate through enrollment in the CBP’s Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS Trusted Traveler programs.

 To date, more than 12 million travelers have already experienced TSA Pre-Check at dozens of airports nationwide.  The program will be expanded to even more airports this fall with additional ways to register online. For more information on enrolling in TSA Pre-Check, please visit the TSA website at www.tsa.gov.

Pioneering Support: Lambert Photo of the Week

A new tribute is now on display at the Terminal 1 James S. McDonnell USO facility honoring the facility’s namesake.

Thousands of military men and women will now see the man behind the name of the USO of Missouri's facilities at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. In the last few weeks, the USO has been getting a facelift at the entrance of its Terminal 1 location. It includes a dedication to the aviation pioneer who founded the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. Through a company foundation, James S. McDonnell provided the inital funding for the USO facility at Lambert in 1981. A picture and plaque of McDonnell now greet visitors. The McDonnell tribute and other improvements were funded by The Boeing Corporation.

Airport Fire and Rescue Crews to Conduct Live Fire Training This Week

(St. Louis) The St. Louis Airport Rescue Firefighters (ARFF) will participate in a live-burn simulation as part of a training exercise this week on September 11, 12 and 13.   The training will take place near the Lambert Airfield in a secured area off of Navaid Road.

The training exercise uses a Mobile Aircraft Trainer, a 50 foot fuselage capable of producing simulated fires including a fully engulfed aircraft.  The mobile trainer is provided by the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, which conducts more than a dozen firefighting courses annually across the country. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires annual aircraft rescue and firefighting training with live fires for airport emergency response personnel.

Emerging Constellation- Lambert Photo of the Week

Kevin Carraway sets a piece of tile for a new mural at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

A new constellation of serene starscapes is beginning to emerge before travelers coming and going at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Up high on scaffolding, master tile installer Kevin Carraway is piecing the first of hundreds of watercut certamic tile pieces into a masterwork created by internationally renowned artist Amy Cheng of New York. One of the new murals measures 22 ft long. The art works being installed at the Terminal 1 MetroLink entrance are said to represent a connection between all living things and the cosmos. The project is part of Metro’s Arts in Transit program which commissions temporary and permanent public art works across its Metro and Metrolink networks.

Art of Travel Tickets on Sale Now to Support Art at Lambert

(St. Louis) Tickets are now on sale for the premier social event of the year at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The 3rd Annual Art of Travel, on October 10, will celebrate Lambert’s newest art installations and raise more funds for future permanent and temporary exhibits.

The event will transport guests back to the awesome ‘80s in Lambert’s B Concourse (Terminal 1) with that decade infused across food, beverages and music. The popular silent auction, featuring some of St. Louis’ top artists, returns for another year. Guests will also be able to become artists themselves with a group participation art project for that evening. The event, from 6-8 p.m., is co-chaired by Solomon and Pat Smith Thurman, owners of the 10th Street Gallery. Tickets can be purchased at www.flystl.com/artoftravel. Guests will receive complimentary parking at the Airport with their tickets.

This year, Art of Travel is presented by Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions, a new venture by The Laclede Group and Siemens Industry, Inc. The first compressed natural gas fueling station from Spire will open just west of Lambert later this year.  More than two dozen other partners are also sponsoring the Art of Travel which is helping to transform the Airport with local and international works bringing a new sense of place for visitors and local residents alike.    

The Art of Travel Host Committee Includes: David Allen, Susan Barrett, Laura Helling, Marilu Knode, Jill McGuire, Roseann Weiss and Harper Barnes, Freida L. Wheaton, Faith Berger, Dwyer Brown, Lois Conley, Adrienne Davis, Dianne and George Garrison, Nancy and Ken Kranzberg, Margaret McDonald, Meridith McKinley, Boo McLaughlin, Kiku Obata, Tricia Paik, Julie and William Shearburn, Mary Ann Srenco and Donna Wilkinson.

The inaugural Art of Travel event in 2011 helped provide immediate financial support for a multi-colored terrazzo floor medallion inlay, New Village, by St. Louis artist Alicia LaChance.  It also funded new exhibitions at Lambert’s Meeting Place Gallery in the Terminal 1 Bag Claim. The second annual Art of Travel in 2012 raised more than $54,000. A majority of those funds will support a new art installation in the new Terminal 1 Atrium adjacent to the Airport’s new entertainment stage. An artist selection process is underway and will wrap up this fall with installation set for 2014.

T2 Rejuvenated: Lambert Photo of the Week

Lambert Airport’s Bill Muehlheausler from Building Maintenance preps the wall heading down the escalators in Terminal 2 for a new paint job.

The old saying, "Out with the old and in with the new" is being played out in Terminal 2 as Lambert Airport’s building maintenance and paint crews prepare to spruce up the busy place. Terminal 2 is getting some much needed attention. Workers have removed the old tile that once took up the walls on the ticketing and lower levels and are painting them for a fresher look. Passengers will also notice in the coming months a brighter look to the restrooms. Some of the older tiles will be replaced giving the restrooms a contemporary decor.

Touch- N- Go: Lambert Photo of the Week

A Navy Mercury E-6 practiced "touch n go" operations at Lambert this week.

Lambert got a special military visit this week with the arrival of a Navy Mercury E-6 (Boeing) Jet. It arrived in the St. Louis air space Tuesday. The 150 ft. long, all-white plane circled several times around the Airport and touched down on the runway for a few seconds each go around before taking off again. That’s called a "touch and go." The Mercury E-6 is a strategic communications plane for the Navy with a home base at Tinker A.F.B. in Oklahoma City. The visit was part of routine training for pilots and crew to be able to practice low level approaches and landing maneuvers at a variety of airports.

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