Filipino-owned bakeshop Goldilocks is among stores that will be featured at the newly refurbished Harvey Milk Terminal 1 of the San Francisco International Airport.
"We want to be able to represent everything that’s great about the San Francisco Bay Area so being able to have a well-known brand like Goldilocks here in this terminal, it gives so many more travelers the opportunity to experience it who may not have it before," said SFO Spokesperson Doug Yakel.
According to Goldilocks representatives, the SFO location will be the first Filipino restaurant to be featured in a US airport.
"It’s about time to crossover. We are very proud and really excited that from now on I think we will be accessible to all travelers that come from everywhere around the world," said Jo Ann Faulkerson-Kyle of Goldilocks North America.
During the recent grand reopening of Terminal 1, well-known Goldilocks goods were sampled and sold.
Meanwhile, the life and times of San Francisco Supervisor and civil rights activist Harvey Milk is depicted in an enormous 380-foot display wall at the terminal. Milk was assassinated in 1978.
The $2.4-billion terminal, reopened in Milk's name, will not just cater to domestic travellers but also generate new jobs.
"We got a lot of construction projects happening around SFO and in total we estimate that all the projects we have going on, we’ll have created 25,000 jobs, so there’s a big economic impact to the activity you are seeing,” Yakel said.
As of Tuesday, July 23, Terminal 1 has been used for travel with nine gates serving flights from Southwest Airlines and Jetblue.
In March 2020, another nine gates will open along with the official opening of Goldilocks at SFO.
Terminal 1 will operate 25 total gates by the time of its completion in 2023.
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