Kristen Leigh Painter
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September 24, 2013
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DIA opens new cellphone waiting area, with Wi-Fi and food

Denver International Airport opened its new service plaza Tuesday, replacing the 45-minute cellphone wait lot along that infamous stretch of Peña Boulevard.

The service center, called "Final Approach," has several food options, fuel, free Wi-Fi and arrival and departure boards — like those in the terminal — where local residents can monitor flight updates on their arriving friends or family members.

"This is a new bar we've set for all cellphone lots in the country," said Kim Day, DIA's manager of aviation. "This is a new, completely unique idea."

Local residents — who have spent far too many hours listening to the wind whip their cars, wondering if a trip to the creaky set of portable toilets was worth it — now have some options.

The facility's food choices include a Subway restaurant, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, Zpizza and Dunkin' Donuts. While most of the public might be happy just to have indoor restrooms, the new service center also has a children's seating area with iPads built into the tabletops that have game access, with lounge seating and outlets nearby for parents.

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