KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The biggest phase of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center will open Saturday.
The second of three phases includes the bookstore as well as the food court with a Johnny Rockets, 25 stores and 15 roving concessionaires.
A four-plex movie theater is also opening to replace Ramstein’s Nightingale and Hercules theaters. The last day for movies at those two theaters is Friday.
A movie theater at Vogelweh air base will stay open, Ramstein Air Base spokesman Aaron Schoenfeld said.
"In terms of the number of places opening, I believe this will be the largest (phase)," Schoenfeld said.
When it’s completely opened, the troubled center, which is years behind schedule because of construction woes, will occupy 844,000 square feet.
The first phase, which included a 350-room hotel, Outdoor Recreation with a rock climbing wall, sports bar and Romano’s Macaroni Grill, opened last month.
Concept shops such as Victoria’s Secret and other popular brands found in the States will be located in special sections inside the base exchange. The shops are smaller versions of stores found in malls, Schoenfeld said.
KMCC’s last phase, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service exchange, will open by late September, he said.