PHILADELPHIA – For the third year in a row Reading Terminal Market is in the running for USA Today’s 10Best title of Best Public Market in America. The annual contest kicks off on June 5 and runs through July 3. The winner will be decided based on public vote and announced in July.
Reading Terminal Market is asking for the public’s help in securing a “three-peat” victory as #1 on the list for 2023 after receiving the title of Best Public Market through the same contest in 2021 and 2022. Readers can vote once per day, per device at this link:
“We are proud to once again be nominated among some of the best public markets across the country. The families that run all the businesses inside the Reading Terminal Market work tirelessly to provide a diverse, welcoming, and delicious experience to everyone who comes through our doors and this nomination is a testament to their success,” said Annie Allman, CEO and General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. “We’ve seen Philly fans rally behind our sports teams as they chased championships these last few years and we’re hoping they will do the same for the city’s historic public market as we close in on a “three-peat” with USA Today!”
An initial list of 20 markets was nominated by a panel of 10Best local experts and contributors and voters will narrow it down to the top 10 winners. Joining Reading Terminal Market as nominees are Pike Place Market, Boston Public Market, Findlay Market, and others.
The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, a Market merchant, is also individually up for a USA Today 10Best recognition for the separate Best Cookie Shop contest currently running through June 26.
Philadelphia’s historic non-profit public Market is open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and home to more than 70 small, family-owned businesses. With nearly 5,000,000 visitors in 2022, Reading Terminal Market was the most-visited destination in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
For more information on Reading Terminal Market, please visit www.readingterminalmarket.org.