Bean scene: Crowds flock to retailer's grand opening

Mall owner, Feldman Malls was adamant about landing the company.

"It was a very big decision for us. This is our 95th anniversary. That's one of the reasons we chose New York as our 11th store," said Kacere.

The new store is the first of a new "green" design the company will be using. It incorporates recycled building materials, including wood from pickle barrels, recycled steel and glass. It is currently in the process of becoming certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, said Kacere.

The new store features many L.L. Bean items including an array of camping and fishing gear and the signature "Bean boots."

The store employs 200 people.


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