The first wave of upgrades have hit LaGuardia's Terminal B. Airport retail developer, MarketPlace Development, announced the opening of exciting new shops, restaurants and services as part of an overall plan to upgrade the Food & Shops program as planning continues on a new terminal.    

Delicious new restaurant options include Sorrentine Panini Bar, featuring Mediterranean fare; Bowery Bay Tavern offering traditional tavern staples with an innovative twist, and Six Blocks Bakery, which serves pastries from the famed Balthazar Bakery in Manhattan.   

"These new shops, restaurants, and amenities will enhance the travel experience, and we look forward to adding more dining and retail options for our travelers as we continue our overall initiatives to further modernize LaGuardia Airport," said Lysa Scully, the airport's general manager.

Grand opening specials and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the new additions.  For more information, visit or follow @shoplaguardia on Twitter.

About MarketPlace Development
MarketPlace Development develops and manages airport retail programs across the country.  A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport, and has also worked with numerous airports and airlines across the country. 

MarketPlace Development is the private partner with The Port Authority of NY and NJ in the $18 million, 47,000-square-foot redevelopment of the food and retail program at Terminal B, the largest of LaGuardia's four terminals. The award-winning program features 60 restaurants and specialty shops.