Grand Central Terminal celebrates 20 years of retail with 1998 pricing

September 21, 2018

Grand Central Terminal is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its retail renovation; the iconic terminal’s shops and restaurants will be offering 1998 pricing on select products and menu items on October 1. Participating businesses include Cafe Grumpy, The Campbell Bar, Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant, Moleskine, Dyptique and many more. In addition, there will be a special exhibition in Vanderbilt Hall celebrating the terminal’s storied 105-year history.

Grand Central Station
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In 1978, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Municipal Art Society of New York led a successful campaign to save Grand Central from the wrecking ball. In 1998, the terminal was returned it to its original glory. Starting September 24, half of Vanderbilt Hall will host an exhibition in partnership with the New York Transit Museum, the Municipal Art Society of New York, and the Museum of the City of New York that pays tribute to Grand Central Terminal’s 105-year history.

“Grand Central Terminal demonstrates the lasting benefits that come from investing in infrastructure,” MTA Chair Joe Lhota said. “This investment in a terminal that has become an international treasure connects its past to its future, as we are seeing with numerous infrastructure improvements happening all over the city, including at One Vanderbilt, the East Side Access project, and with Moynihan Station.”

The exhibition is organized in three parts, following the terminal from its early 1900s origin and construction to the 1970s advocacy campaign and through the 1990s, when it emerged as one of the great examples of successful “placemaking” in New York City.

On October 1, to celebrate 20 years of shopping, dining, and travel, select stores and eateries will offer customers 1998 pricing, as well as live music by a ’90s-cover band from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Giveaways will be held throughout the terminal featuring items like Grand Central-themed Rubik’s Cubes.

Learn more about the event here.


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