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Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad Steams into the Market
October 26, 2016 - Sarah LevitskyReading Terminal Holiday Railroad Steams into the Market

The Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad steams into the Market starting on Friday, November 25th at 10am.  This magical interactive model railroad display, featuring 17 trains on a 1/3 of a mile of track, will delight children of all ages (including adults who are children at heart).  Make the Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad a part of your holiday traditions this year!  Access to the display is free of charge.

Market Open During Construction
October 24, 2016 - Sarah LevitskyMarket Open During Construction

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 goo [ ... ]


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October 26 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 6-9pm Join us for Indonesian Night at the Reading Terminal Market, in partnership with Old City Coffee and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Admission to the event is free; all food will be available for purchase. ...
October 21 2016
Think gourmet food store where all of the food products are freshly made on-premises daily.  That’s Condiment, the Market’s newest vendor, which opened last month.  Condiment’s co-owners Elizabeth Halen and Jason Wagner have done their hom...
October 10 2016
Saturday, October 15, 10am-4pm, Free (Food is pay-as-you-go) It wouldn't be fall at the Market without our annual Harvest Festival!  Taste the flavors of the Pennsylvania harvest as Filbert Street is transformed into an urban farm.  Enjoy ...

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


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.