The motivation behind MRKTPL at Empire Outlets is to present an innovative experience, showcasing the best local and international purveyors in a relaxed elegant environment. A place to explore with family and friends, an interactive platform stimulating all of the five senses. Conceptually, MRKTPL is a new approach to traditional marketplaces. With a focus on creating an experiential platform for both established and emerging brands, this custom-designed space offers businesses a unique opportunity to be a part of Empire Outlets, New York City’s first and only outlet shopping destination. Throughout history, marketplaces have influenced cultures all around the world. Giving young businesses a place to prosper and provide a space for communities to come together. In this day and age, marketplaces still exist as they have evolved to fit each society’s needs. Recently, they have begun to reappear in American culture as people seek a place to nourish, find solace, inspiration and to re-establish human connectivity.