Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Brand" Opening at Westchester's Ridge Hill Nears: Eighty-One-Acre Shopping Complex in Yonkers, N.Y. to Celebrate Debut Of Highly Anticipated Stores and Restaurants

YONKERS, NY  /PRNewswire/ -- Westchester's Ridge Hill (top left rendering), the New York metropolitan area's largest mixed-use outdoor shopping center, will celebrate the first in a series of "brand" openings next week, unveiling brands never before seen in the area, coupled with an unrivaled shopping experience.

Located in Yonkers, N.Y., Westchester's Ridge Hill, which spans more than 81.4 acres and will include 1.3 million square feet at full build-out, will change the shopping habits of tens of thousands of New Yorkers.

 Best of all, this exceptional destination is conveniently situated just off the New York State Thruway I-87 at Exit 6A, and the Sprain Brook Parkway Tuckahoe Road West Exit, making it easily accessible to New Yorkers and tourists alike. 

To commemorate the opening of many exciting restaurants and retailers, Ridge Hill will host a four-day celebration, complete with live music, street performances and interactive characters. The festivities are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23.

Ridge Hill will soon boast delectable food options such as a 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market; New York State's first Yard House, with its award winning selection of over 150 beers on tap and American cuisine; and The Cheesecake Factory, with seating for 295 guests.

The complex will also welcome popular national retailers L.L.Bean, H&M, Old Navy, Sephora, Orvis, Gap and Desigual -- all slated to open their doors this month, with more new store openings to follow in November and December.

 At dusk on Thursday, Oct. 20, Yonkers' Mayor Philip A. Amicone (middle right photo) will greet the crowd alongside Forest City Ratner Companies'(FCRC) chairman and chief executive officer Bruce C. Ratner, James A. Ratner, chairman and chief executive officer of Forest City Commercial Group and Andy Silberfein, executive vice president and director of retail and finance for FCRC.

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