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Asked and Answered: P.F. Chang's Coming To Destiny USA
Source: Destiny USA
Central New Yorkers have asked for it and now its here; the highly anticipated P.F. Chang's is coming to Destiny USA.
After nearly two years of negotiations, P.F. Chang's has confirmed that it will open a Syracuse location inside of the Destiny USA expansion. The widely popular restaurant will be located on the 1st floor of Destiny USA in the Canyon area of the expansion, and will be comprised of 7,200 square feet.
Dedicated leasing representatives, who traveled regularly to the brand's headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ, along with overwhelming and repeated requests from the community for the China Bistro to make an appearance in Syracuse, paid off in the end. Destiny USA officials are pleased with the outcome.
"You wanted it, you got it!," Destiny USA spokesperson David Aitken stated. "This is what it's all about; bringing hugely popular brands to Syracuse and introducing a whole new shopping, dining and entertainment experience. We are excited to announce the commitment of P.F. Chang's; it shows the Syracuse community that we listened and we're working hard to bring the brands here that they'd like to see."
The P.F. Chang's concept was conceived and developed by Paul Fleming (P.F.) and Philip Chiang (Chang). The brand has expanded across the United States and is now well known for its gluten free menus, unique dining atmosphere and high quality entrees. Its first location opened in 1993 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The popular restaurant chain now has over 200 locations worldwide.
Destiny USA is a new 2.4 million square foot destination that includes Carousel Center, a dominant super regional shopping center already attracting 20 million annual visits. The new expansion will mix all types of retail including luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment. The facility will feature some stores opening this Spring, along with a rebranding and grand opening celebration on August 2, 2012. A stunning three-story glass atrium will provide perfect weather year round. This exciting destination is designed to attract tourists from throughout the U.S. and Canada, destination shoppers and extend the draw of regional visitors well beyond a typical trade area. Oxford Economics has projected an annual visitation of over 29 million after the first phase of development is complete, making it the second most visited shopping center in the country, according to Travel and Leisure magazine. It is the largest LEED® Gold certified retail commercial building in the country. 1,600 full time jobs will also be created.
P.F. Chang's is a China Bistro that offers American Chinese cuisine. Restaurants integrate both cultures into their unique dining experience. Each dish is prepared using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. P.F. Chang's is recognized by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America for its dedicated gluten-free meals. The brand is also known for its eco-friendly line of wines, Vineyard 518, which is delivered in recycled boxes instead of the traditional bottle.