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Ridge Hill

Ridge Hill is located in Yonkers, New York. It is a lifestyle center that combines the traditional retail shopping experience with the upscale amenities for upscale consumers. The history of Ridge Hill and the types of stores that shoppers can head to will be explored in this travel blog.

History of Ridge Hill

Ridge Hill was created by Forest City Ratner Companies. Forest City Ratner Companies is one of the developers that develop real estate in urban New York. In 2000, the Yorker Industrial Development Agency wanted to develop a mall. The company wanted the mall to develop jobs for the area. Before Ridge Hill was built, the land had a rehab center, hospital, and a church. Due to a lack of jobs, the lease that Yonkers Industrial Development Agency had was eliminated. As a result of its elimination, the company purchased the rest of the lease contract.

It leads to bids from developers wanting to create a mall for the area. Ridge Hill ended up emerging as the winner of the lease contract. In 2007, construction broke ground on the creation of Ridge Hill. At the time, Whole Food Markets, L.L. Bean, and Saks Fifth Avenue showed interest in adding locations in Ridge Hill.

Originally, Ridge Hill was supposed to be completed in 2009. However, it was pushed back due to the turbulent economy. One year later, Dick’s Sporting Good, REI, and Brio Tuscan announced were among the companies that will join Ridge Hill as they open. At the same time of this announcement, Saks Fifth Avenue decided against including their store at Ridge Hill. In 2011, Ridge Hill opened.

The Types of Stores That Shoppers Can Head To

Ridge Hill is located at the populated trade area where there are several retails shops and a playground near Ridge Hill. The playground is for children to play in after they go shopping with their families. The area that surrounds Ridge Hill has 20 colleges and universities. The colleges and universities are within a 10-mile radius. There are a wide variety of stores at Ridge Hill. Shoppers can head to over 50 stores. One of the most famous stores located at Ridge Hill is Apple. At the Apple store in Ridge Hill, shoppers can pick up the latest iPhone products.

They can also find a phone carrier that can activate their new iPhone. Some of the carriers that iPhone products use are AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint with T-Mobile, and Verizon. Other stores that Ridge Hill has include L.L. Bean, Lord & Taylor, Banana Republic, Sephora, Guitar Center, H&M, and Uniqlo. Ridge Hill also has Whole Food Market. At the Whole Food Market, you can also pick up fresh groceries while you shop at Ridge Hill.

Ridge Hill also has several restaurants. One restaurant has calls Ridge Hill its home is The Cheesecake Factory. The Cheesecake Factory has more than 200 menu selections. Shoppers can dine on pizzas, pastas, and appetizers. In addition to lunch, you and your family can eat some of the delicious cheesecakes and desserts that The Cheesecake Factory serves.

Elevation Burger is another restaurant at Ridge Hill. It’s famous for its grass-fed beef burgers. If you want to try a healthier burger, you should try Elevation Burger. Haagen-Dazs is an ice cream restaurant at Ridge Hill. They serve flavors such as raspberry, chocolate, and vanilla.

If you want to be entertained at Ridge Hill, there are entertainment options that you can try out. Ridge Hill has the Legoland Discovery Centre. They include models of local landmarks from around the world. These landmarks are made out of LEGO bricks. Children can participate in building classes by a Master Model Builder. In the classes, children can learn how to build specific LEGO structures and models. Shoppers can also shop at the LEGO gift shop.

The gift shop sells Lego merchandise like toys, clothing, and other items. If the mood for doing something with a shot of adrenaline strikes you, Ridge Hill has the iFLY Indoor Skydiving. At the iFLY Indoor Skydiving, you can participate in indoor skydiving. If movies interest you, Ridge Hill has the Showcase Cinema de Lux theatre. The theatre has various types of movies from blockbusters to indie movies.

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