The $140 million modernization of Long Beach Airport is cruising along. The Long Beach Press Telegram reports that work is more than halfway done on a new passenger concourse, which includes two terminal buildings and 4,200 square feet of outdoor seating with patios, fire pits, cabanas, suspended lights, and space for outdoor performances. The new concourse will also include more than 10,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, including "Polly's Coffee, Sweet Jill's Bakery, 4th Street Vine, George's Greek Cafe and second locations for Long Beach Clothing Co., which will be called 562 Experience, and McKenna's on the Bay, whose second restaurant will be named McKenna's on the Fly." Long Beach-based design firm Studio One Eleven is handling the design work on the retail and outdoor space, as seen in the renderings above. The airport's streamline modern facade (built in 1926) will also get an upgrade. A new $49 million parking garage already opened a year ago in July. The terminal improvement project, expected to open by 2013, is ahead of schedule and could be complete by the end of this year.
· Long Beach Airport's renovation aims for resortlike feel [Long Beach Press Telegram]
· Studio One Eleven Designing Concessions For LB Airport [Curbed LA]