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Market Closed Thanksgiving Day

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The Reading Terminal Market will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will re-​open at 8am on Friday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving from the Reading Terminal Market family to yours!

Reading Terminal Market Officially Launches Delivery Service with Instacart

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We are thrilled to announce that we are now delivering produce and grocery items through a partnership with Instacart (www​.Instacart​.com). Currently, customers can order from 32 of the Market’s merchants, with many more merchants to be added soon.

Since announcing the partnership with Instacart in September, we have received a tremendous response from our merchants and customers who are interested in participating in this remarkable service,” said Paul Steinke, General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. “We believe this service will be a time-​saving tool for many shoppers who, due to their busy schedule, geographic location, lack of transportation or other circumstances, may not be able to get to Reading Terminal Market as often as they wish. We are excited to finally launch the delivery service in time for the busy holiday shopping season.”

During the first phase of the program, offerings will be limited to shelf stable and non-​customized, refrigerated products such as pre-​packaged grocery items, fresh produce and bakery goods. A second phase of the program to be launched at a later time will include customized food products, such as cooked foods and sandwiches. Among the participants for phase one are:

*12th Street Cantina

Amy’s Place

Bassetts Ice Cream

Bee Natural

Border Springs Farm Lamb

*By George! Pizza, Pasta & Cheesesteaks

Chocolate By Mueller

Downtown Cheese

Fair Food Farmstand

Famous 4th Street Cookie Company

Flying Monkey Bakery

Giunta’s Prime Shop

Godshall’s Poultry

Golden Fish Market

Herbiary

*Hershel’s East Side Deli

Iovine Brothers Produce

John Yi Fish Market

Jonathan Best Gourmet Grocer

Market Bakery

Metropolitan Bakery

*Nanee’s Kitchen

Old City Coffee

Pennsylvania General Store

Salumeria

Tea Leaf

Termini Brothers Bakery

Terralyn – Bath, Body, Spirit

The Tubby Olive

Valley Shepherd Creamery

Wan’s Seafood

*Wursthaus Schmitz

*Excluding customized, cooked foods

We’re looking forward to getting started, and are thrilled that so many merchants have decided to participate in the first phase of this roll out,” said Instacart Philadelphia City Manager George Shotz. “Reading Terminal Market is the place to go in Philadelphia for the freshest variety of products – we’re happy to now be able to bring the Market right to our customers’ front door.”

Reading Terminal Market customers interested in using Instacart must be located in the company’s designated Philadelphia Zone, which includes most of the city proper and also reaches far into the Main Line, Upper Darby, and part of Montgomery County.

Originally launched in San Francisco and since expanded into many other major cities, Instacart has disrupted the traditional grocery delivery space with its crowd sourced labor force dubbed “Personal Shoppers” who shop for and deliver grocery orders providing their own transportation in as little as one hour. This eliminates the need for costly infrastructure such as inventory, warehouses, trucks and full-​time drivers.

Any customer can open an account at https://​www​.instacart​.com/​s​t​o​r​e​/​r​e​a​d​i​n​g​-​t​e​r​m​i​n​a​l; for a limited time, customers can use the code RTM10 and get $10 off and free delivery on their first order of $35 or more. For frequent customers, Instacart offers an Amazon-​Prime like service called Instacart Express – an annual membership that eliminates delivery fees for all orders of $35 or more. The cost is just $99. Customers can sign up for a free two-​week trial at www​.instacart​.com/​e​x​p​r​e​s​s.

OysterFest is Only a Few Weeks Away! Purchase Your Tickets Before they Sell Out!

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2nd Annual OysterFest

Friday, November 7, 6:308:30pm

We are thrilled to announce that OysterFest is back by popular demand! Sample a dozen varieties of oysters, each paired with a local craft beer. Our merchant partners include Molly Malloy’s Bar & Grill, Pearl’s Oyster Bar and Fair Food Farmstand. Additional support is provided by Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Net proceeds will benefit the Reading Terminal Market’s nutrition education programming for Philadelphia school children.

Last year’s event was a sell out, so don’t delay — purchase your tickets today! http://​read​ingter​mi​nal​mar​ket​.tick​etleap​.com/

Breaking News! Reading Terminal Market Has Been Designated as One of 10 Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association!

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We are thrilled to announce that the American Planning Association (APA) has designated the Reading Terminal Market as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces for 2014.

Each October during National Community Planning Month, APA’s Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that add value to communities and foster economic growth and jobs. APA’s Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods and Great Public Spaces feature unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners.

Recognizing these special places highlights the role planning plays in adding value to communities,” said William Anderson, FAICP, president of APA. “Planners, working with others, help build better communities in a variety of settings, from urban to rural; the result — better neighborhoods, cities, and regions. We applaud these efforts and congratulate this year’s designees.”

Since Great Places in America was launched in 2007, APA has designated 230 neighborhoods, streets and public spaces. Places are announced annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.

Reading Terminal Market congratulates our 9 co-​designees: Bayliss Park In Council Bluffs, Iowa; Cliff Walk In Newport, Rhode Island; Delaware Park In Buffalo, New York; Great Plains Trails Network In Lincoln, Nebraska; Lake Mirror Park In Lakeland, Florida; Lithia Park In Ashland, Oregon; Point State Park In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Rainier Vista In Seattle, Washington; and The Lawn At The University Of Virginia In Charlottesville, Virginia.

Reading Terminal Market to Begin Delivering with Instacart

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We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Instacart , the only service that can deliver groceries from multiple local stores within an hour. Beginning later this fall, Instacart will provide delivery of produce and grocery items from participating Reading Terminal Market merchants. Additional products and merchants will be added in a later phase of the program.

We are excited to partner with Instacart and offer this remarkable service to Reading Terminal Market customers,” said Paul Steinke, General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. “For the first time our customers will be able to get home delivery of products from the Market within an hour. This service will be a time-​saving tool for many shoppers who, due to their busy schedule, geographic location, lack of transportation or other circumstances, may not be able to get to Reading Terminal Market as often as they wish. Instacart provides a viable option that can be accessed via a simple Web application.”

Reading Terminal Market customers interested in using Instacart must be located in the company’s designated Philadelphia Zone which reaches far into the Main Line, parts of Upper Darby, Northwest Philadelphia and Montgomery County. In Philadelphia proper, Instacart already provides delivery from Whole Foods Market, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, ACME Markets, Super Fresh and Green Aisle Grocery.

According to Instacart Philadelphia City Manager George Shotz, the company chose to add the Market due to its high demand from customers. “Our Philadelphia-​area service is still growing rapidly week over week,” said Shotz. “Customers have been asking for this Philadelphia iconic location and we are excited to be able to bring Reading Terminal Market merchant products to their doorstep.”

Originally launched in San Francisco and since expanded into many other major cities, Instacart has disrupted the traditional grocery delivery space with its crowd sourced labor force dubbed “Personal Shoppers” who shop for and deliver grocery orders providing their own transportation in as little as one hour. This eliminates the need for costly infrastructure such as inventory, warehouses, trucks and full-​time drivers.

Click here to open an account, and you will be notified when Instacart officially begins delivering from the Market. Any customer can open an account at www​.Instacart​.com , and get free delivery on their first order of $10 or more. For frequent customers, Instacart offers an Amazon-​Prime like service called Instacart Express – an annual membership that eliminates delivery fees for all orders of $35 or more. The cost is just $99. Customers can sign up for a free two-​week trial at www​.instacart​.com/​e​x​p​r​e​s​s.

About Instacart

Instacart is the only service that can deliver groceries on demand from multiple stores within an hour. Founded in San Francisco, Instacart is now available in major cities across the US, delivering from both local grocery stores and national chains such as Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Shaw’s, BJ’s Wholesale and Costco. Using an innovative crowdsourced approach, Instacart relies on a pool of thousands of trained Personal Shoppers who empower stores to deliver groceries to customers in a fast and cost-​effective way. Learn more at www​.Instacart​.com

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