LAX: Sneak peek at $300-million renovation of airport’s Terminal 2

Los Angeles International Airport
The renovated dining area at LAX’s Terminal 2, shown in a rendering. The terminal’s makeover costs an estimated $300 million.
(Westfield Group)

Restaurant Barney’s Beanery and shape-wear store Spanx will be two of the newcomers to a renovated Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport.

The $300-million makeover will include new eating areas and shops, which are expected to be finished in 2015.

The airport this week released renderings of the terminal’s new look and a lineup of hip restaurants and shops slated to open next year on a rolling basis. No specific date was given for completion of the project.

In the post-airport security area, new eateries will include SeaLegs Wine Bar and Slapfish from Huntington Beach, pie-and-coffee stop the Pie Hole, Pepita Cantina, Asian food Pick Up Stix, Fresh Brothers Pizza, organic fare from Ciabatta Bar and Built Custom Burgers


Westfield Group, responsible for designing the shopping area at LAX’s new Tom Bradley International Terminal, describes Terminal 2’s design theme as one that reflects “the energy, and echo the innovative, modern and always ‘on-the-go’ culture of Los Angeles.”

The new terminal will feature an open-space hub that connects to a dining terrace and the Strand, an open dining and shopping space. It also will add tech stores InMotion Entertainment and eSavvy.

Terminal 2 served more than 5.5 million travelers last year. It houses Aeromexico, Air Canada, Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines.