I wanted to update you on the Reading Terminal Market’s status in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak in the Philadelphia region. The Market is an essential business and accordingly is still open. The building is maintain our regular operating hours: 8 AM to 6 PM.
All of the Market’s fresh food merchants (meat, produce, seafood, cheese, dry/shelf stable goods) are stocked, open for business and you will find their products available on-line: www.readingterminalmarket.org for web-based shopping and delivery. We continue to add ways to make the Market accessible during this challenging period:
• Delivery charges continue to be waived (you must use the promo code RTMFREE at checkout), irrespective of order size, for the 16-mile radius from Reading Terminal Market;
• Additionally, even if a merchant is not seen on the Mercato platform, you can still call their store and ask to have the product delivered. You can pay them over the phone, provide the delivery instructions and we will dispatch a driver to get the product to you. There are no delivery fees for that service either;
• We have changed the parking regulations on the 1100-1200 block of Filbert street to turn that into a 20 min. loading zone. If you would like to drive to the Market, you will be able to park on the Filbert Street side (both sides of the street) without penalty for 20 minutes;
• While we have had to pull seating for the public, many of our prepared food merchants are also open for take out and delivery. Additionally, we have created a list of all of the other delivery platforms through which our prepared foods are available. Please check the following link for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/2WgJEHY ;
• We are providing free two-hour parking at our two adjacent partner garages (11th & Arch, 12th & Filbert st) if you spend $10 at the Market (note: regular garage rates do apply after two hours);
We are committed to maintaining food access through this period and simultaneously keep our customers as safe as possible. We have instituted a number of precautionary measures and have doubled down on those as the crisis deepens.