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Join us for the 7th Annual Party for the Market!

Saturday, February 25, 7:30-11:30pm

For tickets and information, visit http://partyticketsonline.com/

Tickets are now on sale for the Party for the Market, Philly's hottest winter party! Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring:

  • delicious food and desserts from your favorite Market merchants
  • open bar featuring specialty cocktails
  • live entertainment and dancing
  • and a silent auction (highlights such as an Ultimate Hamilton Experience including tickets and dinner with cast members, James Beard House Dinner Party, and many more)
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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!

 

the market blog

     
January 17 2017
Reading Terminal Market would like to thank everyone who helped make our MLK Day of service a huge success! We were able to make 2500 sandwiches for volunteers at Girard College.  Thank you to our volunteers: American Board of Internal Medicine...
January 13 2017
We know parking around The Market isn't always easy. That's why we made a video to show how easy it can be! Click on the image below to view the instructional video and learn how to park for just $4!  ...
January 05 2017
    We’ve made many changes and updates in the past year to help make your shopping experience at Reading Terminal Market easier and more exciting. Below are a few things we hope you take advantage of in this new year!   $4 Parking We...

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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.