Walden Galleria Celebrates 30th Anniversary
— Celebrating 30 years of businesses for the largest mall in Western New York —
BUFFALO, N.Y: Walden Galleria, the ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Western New York, celebrated its 30th Anniversary today featuring speakers Jim Soos, Director of Development at Pyramid Management Group, Kristina Groff, President & CEO-Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Diane Benczkowski, Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor, and Monica Wallace, New York State Assembly.
Since its opening on May 1, 1989, Walden Galleria continues to grow as a top destination in Western New York, providing guests with over 200 different experiences. A video highlighting Walden Galleria’s opening day can be viewed here.
“Pyramid has been continually re-investing and reinventing Walden Galleria since its opening in 1989, constantly enhancing the shopping, dining, and entertainment experience for our guests from Western New York and beyond, “said Jim Soos, Director of Development at Pyramid Management Group.
Walden Galleria is one of the largest and most visited malls in the Buffalo-Niagara area, attracting more than 23 million annual visitors. With over 200 shopping, dining, and entertainment venues- there is something for everyone at the center.
“Walden Galleria continues to consistently drive regional tourism and economic growth,” said Kristina Groff, President & CEO- Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce. “They remain a strong organization whose forward thinking and progressive business model will continue to benefit our economy for years to come.”
When the shopping center first opened its doors in 1989, it was home to over 180 retailers and specially shops. Today, almost 20 of those retailers have remained in the shopping center.
Cheektowaga Supervisor, Diane Benczkowski said, “Over the past 30 years, Cheektowaga and Walden Galleria have built a strong partnership. Walden Galleria believes in this community and we are thankful for their continued support and commitment to lifting up our community and making it the best that it can be.”
Walden Galleria is home to over 200 different businesses and employs over 3,400 people. Walden Galleria continues to drive regional tourism and economic growth with a unique mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.
“For 30 years, Walden Galleria has been our region’s premier destination for entertainment, shopping, and dining,” said Assembly member Monica Wallace. “Walden Galleria and its parent company, Pyramid Management, have proven to be invaluable partners in Western New York’s revitalization. With the smart investments that have been made to the mall, I know that Walden Galleria will continue to attract new businesses and visitors to Western New York for generations to come.”
Join us in celebrating 30 years of Walden Galleria! Look at how the shopping center has changed through the years, see who has been with the mall for 30 years, and check out what Walden Galleria hopes to achieve in the future. Keep the celebration going and relive the memories by using hashtag “#WALDENGALLERIA30” to share your experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information please visit www.waldengalleria.com/30th-anniversary.
About Walden Galleria
Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 12 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, an indoor karting racetrack and a Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with RPX theatres and full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market. Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, Microsoft Retail, ZARA, World of Beer, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, RPM Raceway, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Walden Galleria, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 18 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has led the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.