Last month, we found out that Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream was opening soon inside Union Station within the passenger concourse area. It was exciting news for those of us (urban transit geeks) who want to see Union Station open up more businesses, becoming more of a destination itself rather than just a transfer point. Many cities around the world have shopping and dining inside their major rail stations (you can see some examples here).
Yesterday was the grand opening for Ben & Jerry’s at Union Station. The new ice cream shop became an immediate hit as arriving and departing passengers got in line for a taste of their famous funky flavors. The opening of Ben & Jerry’s adds to a growing list of businesses opening at Union Station that I hope continues transforming Union Station to a place that someone can take the train to for shopping and dining.