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Reading Terminal Market  is conducting a survey to gauge customer input related to our fresh food offerings (produce, meat, seafood, dairy, baked goods and ingredients), product mix, Market environment, parking, and more. Your input is important to us.  We will use the survey results to evaluate our fresh food offerings and elevate our overall shopping experience.

 

Please click here to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JQYBHCL

 

Thank you for your honest and thoughtful feedback!

Celebrate the Pennsylvania General Store's 30th Anniversary!

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Friday, September 15, 12-1pm, Piano Court

 

The Pennsylvania General Store is turning 30, and you are all invited to celebrate!  

 

In 1987, Michael and Julie Holahan opened the store to showcase the great diversity of products made by small independent businesses found right here in Pennsylvania, and the store continues to champion Pennsylvania-made products today.

 

On Friday, September 15th, join us in celebrating this milestone anniversary with a

  • cake cutting
  • appearance by the Phillie Phanatic
  • samples
  • raffle drawing
  • meet and greet with some of the store's favorite vendors including Asher's, John & Kira's, Eclat, Lore's, Eat This, Hank's Sodas, St. Lucifer's, Uncle Jerry's, Rosie's Butterkins, Center City Soft Pretzel Co., and Paprika Letterpress

Tickets for OysterFest are Now on Sale

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Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Click here to purchase tickets

 

We are happy to partner with Molly Malloy's and Pearl's Oyster Bar to bring you this year's OysterFest!  Sample a dozen different varieties of raw oysters (including many local varieties) alongside a dozen craft beers . Net proceeds will benefit Reading Terminal Market's programming for the Strawberry Mansion Learning Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.

 

Thank you to this year's sponsors:

Lead Sponsor:

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Sustaining Sponsor:

TALEN MainLogo

Supporting Sponsors:

Exit Design

Health Mats

Marcum

Maurer & Sons

 

 

the market blog

     
August 18 2017
Reading Terminal Market’s annual OysterFest has become a destination event for oyster aficionados around the Mid-Atlantic. The festival might seem less obviously appealing to someone who has never eaten a raw oyster, either because they don't patron...
June 14 2017
There’s probably no other place in town where you can find more food experts than at Reading Terminal Market, and the Market’s expertise quotient went up another notch when Chef Tess Connors was hired to manage the Market’s City Kitchen demonstratio...
April 27 2017
We have put together a short guide that shares insider tips and services provided my the merchants of Reading Terminal Market that you may have not previously known exist. Did you know that you can purchase dry ice from Bassetts Ice Cream, ...

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Reading Terminal Market Regretfully Shares News of the Passing of Long-Time Merchant Michael Holahan

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MICHAEL HOLAHAN

(1958 – 2016)

With heavy hearts, the Reading Terminal Market Corporation shares the news that our long-time merchant Michael Holahan passed away suddenly on Wednesday evening after suffering a heart attack. 

Michael and his wife Julie opened the Pennsylvania General Store in 1987, when the Market was struggling to survive and, since then, the Market has never looked back.  Michael changed our understanding of what it meant to be a “Merchant” in the Reading Terminal and he came to personify the very term.  Michael believed that when the Market’s Merchants worked together, the result was greater than the sum of the Merchants’ individual parts.  Selling the freshest and best tasting food and operating the cleanest store at the Market was necessary but it was not enough for Michael.  Being a Merchant meant spending hours to help organize and host events that the Market’s customers cherished; setting the standard for public markets worldwide; and then convincing generations of new Merchants to do the same thing.  Behind the scenes, Michael mentored other Merchants and staff, and his guiding voice, generosity, and wisdom will be forever missed.  Through his tireless and joyous efforts, Michael helped to make the Market one of America’s great civic institutions and a special place for millions of Philadelphians and residents in the Delaware Valley and beyond.  Michael served as President of the Reading Terminal Market Merchants’ Association from 2007-2012 and as President emeritus until his death.     

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Michael is survived by his wife Julie, sons William and James, daughter Isabella, father Joseph Holahan, mother Marie Lauria, two brothers, a sister, and nine stepbrothers and sisters.

The visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 4-8pm at Gloria Dei Church, 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA.  Furthermore, a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 10 AM at Gloria Dei Church.  Please check the Wetzel Funeral Home website for charity and donation details.