- Neighborhood: Center City East
- Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-351-0735
- Cuisine: Comfort Food
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Brick & Mortar (ex-Franklin Mortgage partner Mike Welsh’s new spot) is expected to open sometime in March. But if you want a little preview of what’s to come in the Goldtex building, check out the Garage tomorrow, February 24, beginning at 5 pm because that’s when chef Brian Ricci will be in the house giving a little preview.
Thirty years ago, Ruth Isaac brought coffee roasting to Old City. Today, Old City Coffee has three Philadelphia locations and is still family operated by Ruth and her husband, Jack. All of the roasting is now done at their Reading Terminal location, where Ruth and Jack can be found helping customers, making drinks and offering suggestions for their favorite coffee.
The Reading Terminal location opened four years after Old City in 1988. “When I came in [to the Reading Terminal Market], there were major amounts of renovation that went on, and at one point, when it rained, the water just rained right into the market,” Isaac says. “It was really nitty-gritty. It wasn’t nearly as full, it wasn’t nearly as bright.”
With Valentine’s Day upon us and signs of love all around, romantic spots in the city like ice skating at Dilworth Park and couples taking pictures in front of the LOVE sculpture seem to be extra crowded as of late. But most people probably wouldn’t pin the Reading Terminal Market as a very romantic spot.
You know, that huge, loud indoor market that smells like fish?
Although it may not be the ideal destination to take your date, employees at the market seem to be hitting it off. Author and blogger Carolyn Wyman wrote an article on the Market Blog about couples who met while working at the Reading Terminal Market.
Like Flying Monkey manager Shane Monroe and previous manager Elly Koenig, who recently moved in together.
Or Roger Miller of Miller's Twist Pretzels who married Shauna Glick, a waitress who started back in 2000.
Check out the full article here.