Another announcement about a round of in-the-works LAX dining options comes as the airport's $4.1-billion modernization continues. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Westfield and the operator of LAX announced new restaurant and retail projects as part of the renovation of Tom Bradley International Terminal, expected to open in spring 2013.
The new restaurant and retail stores are part of a Westfield program to introduce 42 new-to-LAX concepts (some new to any airport). The planned Tom Bradley dining lineup? There's ink.sack, Michael Voltaggio's sandwich shop; Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's Border Grill; Umami Burger; LAMill Coffee; Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne's Larder at Tavern; 800 Degrees Pizzeria; III Forks steakhouse; Chaya; Luckyfish by Sushi Roku; Petrossian Caviar & Champagne Bar; Vino Volo; Short Cake; Vanilla Bake Shop; James Beach; coffee-turned-wine-bar Starbucks Evenings; Cantina Laredo; Marmalade Café; Pinkberry; Starbucks Coffee; Drink.LA; Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf; Scoreboard LA; and Panda Express.
The new international terminal is set to be completed in 2014 and is the largest public works project in the history of Los Angeles. Retailers for the revamped terminal include Fred Segal, Kitson, Coach, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss and more, including a $32-million duty-free shop from DFS. Not to mention new boarding gates, upgraded security screening areas and state-of-the-art baggage handling systems.