McAllen News and Gift, operated by The Paradies Shops, opened inside the terminal lobby on July 1st, 2010 and in August Paradies Shops will begin construction of a new CNBC News Store.
McAllen News & Gift offers a wide variety of merchandise, including books and magazines, snacks, bottled water and soft drinks, electronics accessories, travel pillows and blankets, and other souvenir merchandise reflective of South Texas. For passenger convenience, McAllen News & Gift has two locations within the terminal—one in the main lobby and the other beyond the TSA security checkpoint at the end of the concourse.
As part of The Paradies Shops family, McAllen News & Gift offer a unique program called Read & Return. First introduced in 2003, the Read & Return Program has become a hallmark of the Paradies brand. Offered at all Paradies Shops that sell books, the program allows travelers to:
•Buy a book in McAllen
•Return it (with a receipt) within six months of purchase at any
Paradies Shops store in the United States
•Receive 50% of your purchase price back!
The program is good on all books, hardcover or paperback. Books that are returned in good condition are then resold at half price. If the returned book is not in good condition, the book is donated to a local charity as part of the company's commitment to encourage reading.
In late August, The Paradies Shops will commence with construction of a new 1,000 square foot CNBC News Store in the lobby area. In addition to the exciting merchandise the store will offer, it will provide electronic device charging stations with public seating on the outside of the location.
The Paradies Shops, based in Atlanta, Ga., operates more than 500 stores in over 70 airports and hotels across the United States and Canada, serving more than a half-billion customers each year. These stores include original, one-of-a-kind brands unique to individual airports, as well as national brands. The Paradies Shops has been named “Best Airport Retailer” for 15 consecutive years.