FAO Schwarz is coming to Indianapolis International Airport. Hudson Group will build the new store as part of a 10-year agreement with the airport to bring in nine new store concepts as part of an overall refresh of the concessions and retail businesses.

The Indianapolis location follows the previously-announced FAO Schwarz airport stores under construction at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Chicago’s Midway Airport. The 1,000 square foot locations will include a sampling of FAO Schwarz signature toys and items, as well as FAO Schweetz treats and sweets, and a selection of toys and games from assorted leading brands.

The partnership between FAO and Hudson was first made public last year during the reveal of ThreeSixty Group’s global expansion strategy for the relaunch of the 150-year-old brand.

A 20,000 sq. ft. flagship store was opened at Rockefeller Center in New York City last November.

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James Zahn

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James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.