Empire State Building Debuts Refurbished Gift Shop
May 12, 2016,
BETHESDA, MD – The Empire State Official Store by Dufry Company, World Duty Free, opened the doors to its refurbished space on May 11, 2016.
Upon entering the space, visitors are greeted by a showcase window bearing the building logo and intricate etchings of original design features that celebrated the Machine Age that can also be found on the ceiling in the lobby. To enhance the shopping experience, digital screens have been incorporated in the layout that showcase exclusive artwork, Empire State Building trivia and Empire State Building tower light shows.
The products offered in the shop include hand-painted stemware by Lolita; artisan chocolates, including a 3-lb. solid chocolate replica of the Empire State Building and a 14-lb., 18” solid chocolate King Kong; as well as apparel items.
“We are excited to offer a new and improved shopping experience. The re-design has enhanced one of the core elements of the Empire State Building Experience and improves engagement in the retail store,” commented Anthony E. Malkin, chairman and CEO, Empire State Realty Trust.
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