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Exciting Events on Filbert Street
May 25, 2016 - Sarah LevitskyExciting Events on Filbert Street

Join us this summer and fall for a series of exciting events outside on the 1100 block of Filbert Street.   Franklin Flea Saturdays May 28 and June 18, 11am-6pm We are partnering with Franklin Flea in May and June to bring you a market featuring up to 40 vendors selling vintage, reclaimed, and locally handmade goods.  The Filbert Street corridor between 11th and 12th Streets will be closed off to vehicular traffic and will also feature live music and additional customer seating.& [ ... ]

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Commemoration of Michael Holahan
March 30, 2016 - Sarah LevitskyCommemoration of Michael Holahan

The Reading Terminal Market community will be celebrating the life and accomplishments of the late Michael J. Holahan who passed away on March 16, 2016.  The event will be held on April 7th at 6:30  PM (please enter from the 12th & Filbert St entrance).  The celebration will include remarks from those who knew and worked with Michael over the years, testimonials from the merchant community and a dinner afterwards.  Please join us to celebrate this remarkable man whose c [ ... ]

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Now Showing: Movies at the Market
March 28, 2016 - Randy Garbin

/* */ Be part of history and reserve your FREE ticket for one of Reading Terminal Market's newest events, Movies at the Market. Merchants will be available so you can enjoy some of Philly’s favorite foods and drinks. This is more than just a movie screening. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and happy hour specials available for purchase from select merchants before and during the movie! Once a month from January through May we will show a different movie after hours in Reading Terminal Market [ ... ]

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Reading Terminal Market Regretfully Shares News of the Passing of Long-Time Merchant Michael Holahan
March 18, 2016 - Sarah LevitskyReading Terminal Market Regretfully Shares News of the Passing of Long-Time Merchant Michael Holahan

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 Te [ ... ]

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Reading Terminal Market Announces New Merchant, Condiment, to Open this Summer
February 17, 2016 - Sarah LevitskyReading Terminal Market Announces New Merchant, Condiment, to Open this Summer

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new merchant coming soon to the Reading Terminal Market. Condiment will offer freshly-made, customizable condiments such as freshly churned butter with more than a dozen optional add-ins, whipped-to-order mayonnaise customizable with various flavors, and numerous varieties of ketchup, salad dressings, dessert, salsa, steak, tartar, cocktail and BBQ sauces. Handcrafted on a daily basis with full transparency of ingredients, Condiment’s products wil [ ... ]

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Reading Terminal Market Receives 2015 ArtPlace America Grant
July 16, 2015 - Sarah Levitsky

Reading Terminal Market has announced that it is among 38 recipients of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. One of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, ArtPlace is investing $160,000 in a streetscaping project along the 1100 block of Filbert Street to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development. Reading Terminal Market will work alongside multiple stakeholders and the surrounding community to crea [ ... ]

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Anuj Gupta Named General Manager of Reading Terminal Market Corporation
May 15, 2015 - Sarah LevitskyAnuj Gupta Named General Manager of Reading Terminal Market Corporation

The Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation (RTMC) announced today that a new General Manager has been hired. Mr. Anuj Gupta will assume the role of General Manager of Philadelphia’s historic urban farmers’ market beginning June 15, 2015. “We conducted a thorough, national search to find the individual best suited to lead the Market as it continues to play an important role in the lives of millions of Philadelphians, residents of the surrounding suburbs and visit [ ... ]

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Now Open: Hunger Burger, "Patties with a Purpose"
January 27, 2015 - Sarah LevitskyNow Open: Hunger Burger,

Our newest merchant, Hunger Burger is now open in the Market's Center Court serving up mouthwatering burgers and sides made from the freshest ingredients and highest quality meat.  A portion of each sale will be donated to hunger relief, both in the United States and abroad.   Hunger Burger has been a six-year dream for husband and wife team George and Kim Mickel (who also own of By George & Mezze), who have a combined 61-years of experience in the restaurant industry.  Their passion  [ ... ]

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Party for the Market Tonight! Tickets Available for Purchase at the Door!
January 14, 2015 - Sarah LevitskyParty for the Market Tonight!  Tickets Available for Purchase at the Door!

Saturday, February 21, 7:30-11:30pm For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.partyticketsonline.com   Please note that we will be partying at the Market, even if it snows!  So, put your party clothes on and come to the Market for delicious food, drinks, and more than 700 new friends to make you forget about the winter blues.  You can always hibernate tomorrow!   Join us for the 5th Annual Party for the Market, Philly's most delicious winter part!&nb [ ... ]

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June 18 2016
In much of America, Father's Day means a card or an afternoon barbecue with a man his kids see a couple of times a year. Families who run businesses in the Market, by contrast, see each other daily, in a relationship that encompasses both pleasure an...
June 09 2016
Hey Marketeers, happy summer! We’ve decided to kick off the summer season with some healthy options because it’s officially time to look good and feel good. With this list of recipes including meals, dips and smoothies, we hope you can find something...
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Reading Terminal Market Regretfully Shares News of the Passing of Long-Time Merchant Michael Holahan

Holahan

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.