- 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
Reading Terminal Market is one of the crown jewels of Philadelphia. But if we took an informal poll about what changes might make it even better, we’d bet the top answers would be some form of the following: a free donut from Beiler’s upon entrance, extended the hours of operation into the evening and a less, um, cave-like entrance on Filbert Street near Iovine Brothers.
Philly Voice reports that the latter is set to take place (sorry, donut lovers), as Reading Terminal Market announced Thursday they are the recipient of a $160,000 grant through ArtPlace America to “transform and enliven Filbert Street.” So think a better lit, more inviting atmosphere that incorporates some yet-to-be-determined art installations. Plans also call for the tunnel entrance to become an event space for the market. Here’s the key, the new look could happen quickly, as one of the stipulations of the grant is that planning needs to be completed by end of 2016.
July is a lot of things (humid and long are the first adjectives that come to mind), but it is also National Ice Cream Month. If you have yet to begin celebrating (or are looking for a way to do it in the company of others rather than alone on your couch in your underwear with a pint of rum raisin), look no further because on Saturday, July 18th, Reading Terminal Market will be celebrating with the return of their Sidewalk Sizzle and Ice Cream Freeze.
Downtown Jenkintown (say that ten times fast) is set to have a brewery of its very own as of June 19th.
Guild Hall Brewing Co. will open their restaurant and brewery, Guild Hall, in the historic building that previously housed the Jenkintown Antiques Guild (and, for car buffs, the space that was originally a Rolls-Royce garage). Two years in the making, the restaurant is owned by Owen Hutchins of the General Lafayette Inn, and his wife, Jennifer McGuire. Alongside their own craft beers, made by Hutchins, they’ll be serving a locally-sourced (and pretty extensive) menu covering any and all of your beer hall dream snacks.