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Forest City Ratner selects Boingo Wireless for Wi-Fi deployment

BY Dan Berthiaume

LOS ANGELES — Boingo Wireless announced a new agreement with Forest City Ratner Cos. to provide free-to-shopper wi-fi at the company’s high-traffic shopping center the Atlantic Terminal Mall, in Brooklyn, N.Y., that serves more than 40 million shoppers and commuters annually.

Boingo will manage and operate a centralized wi-fi network that provides consumers fast, reliable wi-fi on their smartphones, tablets and laptops as they shop, relax or get ready for their commute from Atlantic Terminal, one of New York City’s busiest mass transit hubs. Boingo wi-fi will be offered as a customer amenity, and will be available in fall 2013.

“Boingo has extensive experience in operating high-quality wi-fi services at leading shopping destinations nationwide, and carrier-grade networks in high-density locations like some of the world’s busiest airports. Boingo is an ideal fit for the Atlantic Terminal Mall, which includes not only some of the region’s best performing retailers, but which also sits at Brooklyn’s key hub for subway, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and bus service,” said Kathryn Welch, EVP of retail for FCRC.

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Target to open in King of Prussia, Pa.

BY Marianne Wilson

Minneapolis — Target announced plans to open a store in King of Prussia, Pa., in July 2014.

The new store, located on West DeKalb Pike, will be part of the Valley Forge Shopping Center. This will be the first Target store in the city of King of Prussia.

“Pennsylvania continues to be a strong market for Target, and we’re eager to expand our presence in the state this year,” said Samir Shah, Target’s senior VP of stores, Northeast.

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Disney Store opens Fashion Show Mall location

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Las Vegas — Disney Store has opened its newest store, located at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, and featuring a wider array of immersive experiences.

Grand-opening on Aug. 17, the new Disney Store will include a Disney Princess castle, magical trees, Disney∙Pixar CARS neighborhood and the Disney Store Theater; unique to Las Vegas is a custom skyline on the ceiling with iconic Disney storytelling scenes and Nevada landmarks.

"Disney Store brings the magic of Disney to life every day in Las Vegas," said Jonathan Storey, VP, Disney Store. "We’ve created an interactive shopping destination that offers engaging experiences for Disney fans of all ages to enjoy."

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