Reading Terminal Market Is Getting Wine and Liquor Kiosks

The beloved attraction is about to get even better – and boozier.

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The Reading Terminal Market, already a crossroads for Philadelphians of all stripes, will serve as a bridge between the city’s ethnic communities through a Knight Cities Challenge-winning series of cooking classes. Photo | Fletcher6 from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Reading Terminal Market is already a blissfully weird and wonderful place – and it’s about to get even better.

The market is seeking new vendors to set up shop alongside its beloved assortment of food, flower, book, knickknack and all-natural stands, and it’s push we can get behind: wine and liquor kiosks. 

Reading Terminal Market Corporation, the nonprofit tasked with maintaining the market’s functionality and architectural and historical character, has put out a request for proposals for Pennsylvania wine and spirit producers.

The nonprofit is looking for seven limited distilleries and one limited winery to occupy seven spaces, seven days a week, in the Northeast corner of the market. The hunt comes a year after the passage of Act 39, a liquor reform law that, among other major (and welcome) changes, allows limited wineries and distilleries to apply for farmer’s market permits.

Limited distilleries and wineries are those that produce up to a certain amount of their products per year (100,000 gallons for sprits, 200,000 gallons for wine) and adhere to several other qualifications. Each vendor at Reading Terminal Market will be permitted approximately 50 square feet.

As it stands now, you can currently get bottles to-go from the market’s Molly Malloy’s and Blue Mountain Winery, as well as Boardroom Spirit Distilleries and Eight Oaks Craft Distillers, which began selling their products last year.

The deadline for submissions for interested distilleries is November 10th.

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(H/T PhillyVoice)