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The Great Reading Terminal Market Easter Egg Hunt

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On Saturday, April 15th hop on over to The Market because we'll be holding our first ever Easter Egg Hunt for ages 0 - 11 years old! The best news of all is that it's completely FREE! Bring your own baskets for this Market-wide Easter egg hunt. 

Meet in Piano Court (next to Miller's Twist & Metropolitan Bakery) to start the hunt.

9:30 - 10:00 : Ages 0-5, Egg hunt around The Market. These ages will be looking for yellow & green eggs.

9:45 - 10:00: Ages 6-11, Egg hunt around The Market. These ages will be looking for any egg that IS NOT yellow or green. 

10:00 - 10:30 : Storytime in the Book Nook (in Piano Court). All ages welcome.

10:30 - 11:30: Egg dyeing in City Kitchen. All ages welcome.

Special Guest: The Easter Bunny (9 am - 10:30)


Eggs will only be hidden in places accessible to the public. They will not be behind any merchant counters. 

See you there!

 

Market Open During Construction

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If you have been through the Market East neighborhood recently, you might have noticed that there is scaffolding on the 12th Street side of the Market (and a little on Arch Street and Filbert Street as well).  The convention center has begun the arduous process of replacing the roof from the Reading Terminal Headhouse on Market Street all the way to the Race Street side of the convention center (and include the Market's roof).  The target date of completion is November 2017.

The good news is that the Market will remain open as usual throughout the construction (all 10 sets of doors are still accessible).  So, please come shop and dine as usual!

 

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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.