CBI Retail Ventures has unveiled its largest airport project to date – the new 19,000-square-foot, two-level TRG Duty Free inside Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal D.
City and airport officials held a ribbon cutting and grand opening Feb. 8. CBI Retail Ventures CEO Steve Flory said the space in the terminal needed something a little more exciting.
“So for the first decade really, this area right here was not really oriented toward enhancing the traveler experience. And through collaboration with the airport they finally said, ‘We agree, we think this should be opened up,” Flory said. “Fortunately we were the group they selected to come in here and transform this part of the airport into something that is magical.”
He said the store came about through the collaboration of CBI Retail Ventures and Duty Free Air and Ship Supply Company, the world’s largest in-flight duty-free specialty retailer.
“We are proud to not only have developed the largest duty free store in the Western Hemisphere, but also have designed a first-of-its-kind immersive store experience at DFW Airport,” Flory said in a statement. “The end result reflects the convergence of entertainment and retail, as well as the coming together of digital and physical experiences.”
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.