The Heritage Shop of Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to announce its continuing presence at the St. John’s International Airport, where it will be a featured concession within the newly expanded departures lounge. Expected to open Summer 2018, the new retail space will replace the current Heritage Shop kiosk, with modern and bright displays showcasing the selection of local gifts, art, crafts, jewellery, souvenirs and more. The new location will coincide with completion of the first phase of the departure lounge expansion. Until then, the Heritage Shop kiosk will continue to operate at Gate 4 in the current Departures Lounge.
Heritage Shop of Newfoundland and Labrador:
The Heritage Shop is a social enterprise of the non-profit Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, providing funds for the organization's many cultural heritage outreach projects. The nine retail Heritage Shops, plus the online store, sell the work of over 100 local craftspeople and suppliers, making it the largest cultural craft retailer in the province, and a provider of meaningful employment in rural communities.
Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador:
The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA) is a non-profit organization with a mandate to preserve and present the province's history and heritage. Some on the HSA's many initiatives include: Regional Heritage Fairs, Bartlett Lectures, Manning Awards for Excellence, and the Dr. Paul O'Neill Scholarship. The HSA also partners with Parks Canada to enhance the National Historic Sites of Canada in the province through special events and projects.
St. John’s International Airport Expansion:
The St. John’s International Airport Authority (SJIAA) has undertaken a 10-year plan that includes an investment of $200 million into the airport to expand and enhance facilities to accommodate existing and anticipate future passenger traffic volumes. Part of the plan includes the Airport Terminal Building Expansion, with the East Expansion slated to be completed in Summer 2018. Retail outlets and restaurants located in the new area will be the Heritage Shop, Breakwater Place by Relay, Yellowbelley Brewery and Public House, Booster Juice, and Newfoundland Chocolate Company Café.