LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grove, the country's most successful luxury retail destination, is recognizing its 10 year anniversary with a year of exciting programming that will continue to position it as Los Angeles' premier fashion destination.
Commencing the celebratory year is a special luncheon on Wednesday, March 14, hosted by Rick J. Caruso, Founder and CEO of Caruso Affiliated, to thank and honor all of the Caruso Affiliated employees and vendors who have helped The Grove become the nation's most successful retail destination. Transforming the iconic Park into a show-stopping seated luncheon for 250, Mr. Caruso will recognize nine service ambassadors who have worked at the property since its opening in 2002, and who embody the tireless dedication to excellence that is synonymous with The Grove. The afternoon will culminate with special performances from Jake Simpson and the Los Angeles Inner City Mass Choir, who will sing Happy Birthday to The Grove, a true signature moment.
"Ten years ago we set out to transform the retail and guest experience, and we're honored that the people of Los Angeles and visitors from around the world have enjoyed all The Grove has to offer," said Rick J. Caruso, CEO of Caruso Affiliated. "The Grove is deeply connected to the Los Angeles community, and is an important part of people's lives and community. That is what I am most proud of -- the persistent impact that The Grove has had on Los Angeles. As we mark the end of our first decade, we're still innovating and refreshing The Grove with dynamic new stores, restaurants and entertainment choices. The Grove's best and brightest days are still to come."
Acclaimed for its wide array of entertainment options and lifestyle experiences, The Grove has become a landmark for the city of Los Angeles and a must-see destination for tourists. Driven by its commitment to bring world-class offerings to guests, the Grove's 10-year anniversary will feature an exciting new retail line-up including one of the key highlights - the opening of coveted British fashion titan, TopShop.
Opening its doors in fall 2012, TopShop - known for its cutting-edge, accessible offerings - will reinforce The Grove's unparalleled position in the Los Angeles fashion landscape.
Additionally, the recently-announced opening of The Fat Cow restaurant from celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, will offer authentic European cuisine in a relaxed, rustic neighborhood dining environment. Furthermore, 2012 will feature a multifaceted range of engaging programming across five of the Grove's lifestyle categories – Music, Art, Food, Film and Fashion - from compelling public art installations to an outdoor summer concert series.
Considered the premier retail landmark of Los Angeles, The Grove receives more than 18 million annual visitors.
About The Grove
The Grove, developed by Caruso Affiliated, is the country's most acclaimed shopping, dining and entertainment destination, attracting more than 18 million visitors each year from throughout Southern California and around the world. It blends an array of exciting, high-end retail with a community feel, becoming a gathering place where people can spend a whole day shopping, dining and enjoying with family and friends. The Grove pulses with style, warmth and energy, which is why the world's leading brands and personalities come to The Grove to launch their latest creations, and why many of its stores achieve among the highest sales volumes of any in their respective chains. Connect with the latest news and events at The Grove at thegrovela.com; on Twitter at twitter.com/TheGroveLA; or on Facebook at facebook.com/thegrovela.
SOURCE The Grove