I refer to the group of us who have been patiently waiting for the new L.L. Bean store to open as Bean Watchers. I have had my eye on the store location since it was first hinted that the Hudson Valley would be getting its very own L.L. Bean store.

So here we are just days away from the opening and the excitement is still building. There were some anxious moments earlier this week when it was reported that the soon-to-be L.L. Bean store had caught on fire. Luckily it is not interfering with the Grand opening still set for May 10th, 2024

L.L. Bean Sets Opening Date for Kingston New York Store

Despite the fire which has been said to have caused very little damage, the new L.L. Bean is on track to be open officially on May 10th, 2024. The long-awaited opportunity to shop in person at the store will be satisfied starting at 9 AM on Friday, May 10th.

Canva / L L Bean via Facebook
Canva / L L Bean via Facebook

SEE Also: L.L. Bean store in Kingston, New York Catches Fire

That weekend both Friday and Saturday L.L. Bean Kingston will welcome shoppers with giveaways and refreshments. There will be a chance to win a $500 L.L. Bean gift card and there will be a Boot Lace Customization Bar you won't want to miss.

On Friday the first 200 guests will receive a L.L. Bean gift card the line up to be counted officially starts at 6 AM. On Saturday the first 100 guests will receive a free Boat and Tote bag. The new store in Ulster Crossing will be in the heart of where so many people travel for outdoor fun and excursions.

L.L. Bean Helps Local Causes in Kingston New York Community

In addition to opening the store, L.L. Bean is also giving back to the community. They are partnering with The YMCA of Kingston and Uster County to offer programs that will in turn encourage people to be part of the YMCA and get out to enjoy what the HUdosn Valley has to do. L.L. Bean is also asking for a donation for People's Place.

People's Place via Facebook
People's Place via Facebook

Customers can help by bringing non-perishable food items to the open house that will be donated to People's Place which is a food pantry, a thrift store, and a community space that has been assisting the community in Kingston since 1972.

See Also: Clothing Store Closing Locations in the Hudson Valley

Get our free mobile app

Great Hudson Valley Bookstores with More

Bookstores are more than just books. Some offer coffee, some offer beer and others have thrift shop items on the shelves. Here are some great places to find books and more in the Hudson Valley.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn