The Reading Terminal Market has been looking for a new general manager since Paul Steinke stepped down in December, in order to run for City Council. Today, the Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation named Anuj Gupta as the new general manager. Gupta comes from Mt.Airy, USA where he served as Executive Director. Gupta has been instrumental in many improvements in Mt. Airy over the past five years including; the resurgence of some of the 6500-6700 blocks of Germantown Avenue; a second location for Wissahickon Charter School; and the birth of Street Fare – Mt. Airy’s successor to Night Market.
If you’re inspired by the recent restaurant boom in Philadelphia or impatiently waiting for your business to take off, Sam Adams may be able to help you out.
Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream campaign is coming to Philly on Monday, March 16 at the Reading Terminal Market. They, along with Fair Food Philly, are hosting a “speed coaching” event, which is sort of like speed dating, but instead of telling someone how many cats you have, you talk about your business model and professionals give you advice.
So actually nothing like speed dating. Except that it all happens very quickly.
Instacart, which we were just sending good vibes out to yesterday about how they allow us to shop local merchants from the comfort of home, has added more than ten new Reading Terminal Market merchants and vendors. Among the highlights, Beiler’s Bakery and Donuts and Riehls Deli and Cheese Shop. These vendors join the likes of La Divisa Meats and Iovine Produce as available vendors at the Terminal.
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.
Brick & Mortar Gets Some Early Pre-Opening Ink From Details (And Has Free Food At Reading Terminal Market Today)
Brick & Mortar–the new spot from ex-Franklin Mortgage partner Mike Welsh–isn’t open yet, but it just made Details magazine’s list of the Most Anticipated Bar Openings of 2015. Which is nice, right? It was the only Philly spot to get a mention, and got tagged for its promise of “quality drinks served quickly, [including] wine on tap, bottled and batched cocktails, and low-alcohol libations to keep locals sitting on barstools long into the night.”
George and Kim Mickel, who already own By George! in the Reading Terminal Market are getting ready to open a second stall, Hunger Burger. The burger stand is scheduled to open on February 2nd on the center court of the market.
Hunger Burger will serve up Black Angus beef burgers, fries, breakfast burgers, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and milkshakes made with the Terminal’s Bassett’s Ice Cream.
Philadelphia is a quintessentially American city. We have the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Even more important, we have some of the best pies in the country — and there is nothing more American than pie. Here are six of the best places in Philly to get a slice.
Serious Eats wasn’t very impressed with the state of Philadelphia’s cheesesteak scene but is a big fan of our roast pork sandwiches. Features Editor Niki Achitoff-Gray tried 14 of them recently and came up with her best six.
It’s a pretty good list, we just wish it were easier to find ANY roast pork sandwich after nightfall.
The Philadelphia City Council at-large race is starting to get crowded. Democrat Paul Steinke, who stepped down from his position as general manager of the Reading Terminal Market last month, will officially announce Tuesday that he’s running for an at-large seat in the May 19th primary.
His announcement is taking place at the Field House, a sports bar across from — where else? — Reading Terminal. More from the Steinke campaign’s announcement: