A TASTE OF PHILLY BEFORE YOU FLY: GENO’S STEAKS OPENS FIRST-EVER LOCATION AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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A TASTE OF PHILLY BEFORE YOU FLY: GENO’S STEAKS OPENS FIRST-EVER LOCATION AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
MarketPlace PHL Adds to its Diverse Lineup of Restaurants

PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 3, 2016 — MarketPlace PHL celebrated another milestone this week by welcoming the iconic Philadelphia favorite, Geno’s Steaks, during a grand opening ceremony, drawing visitors to the B/C Connector of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

The arrival of this Philadelphia staple was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting led by representatives from MarketPlace PHL, the Department of Aviation and Geno’s Steaks. The event included samples of cheesesteaks for attendees to enjoy.

The ribbon-cutting was preceded by remarks from Rochelle “Chellie” Cameron, CEO of PHL, Clarence LeJeune, Managing Partner of MarketPlace PHL and all three Geno’s owners.

“Our partnership with a renowned establishment like Geno’s Steaks embodies the city’s rich food culture and offers guests an immediate chance to experience this Philly classic,” said Mel Hannah, Vice President & General Manager of MarketPlace PHL.

Geno’s Steaks has been a city-wide favorite and cornerstone in serving original Philadelphia cheesesteaks since its start in 1966. Run in part by Geno Vento, Erin Zwiercan and Ken Adams, the Geno’s team is dedicated to serving its famous steaks to those who want a real taste of Philly. Passengers can expect traditional Geno’s Steaks options at the PHL location.

“We started at the beginning of this year and now we’re here! Being in the Philadelphia International Airport is still surreal to me and I want to give a special thank you to everyone involved throughout this process. My, goal, as we expand, is to give consumers the same experience that they would have in our South Philadelphia location – quality, cleanliness and a great product. We look forward to serving travelers from all over the world and giving them a taste of Philly,” said Geno Vento, owner of Geno’s Steaks.

Travelers through PHL have more than 170 locations for shopping and dining. For more information about the Philadelphia Marketplace, please visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHL, LLC
MarketPlace PHL, LLC, is the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the management of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program consists of over 170 stores, restaurants and services, featuring regional, national and international brands as well as local Philadelphia favorites. MarketPlace also manages approximately 20 specialty carts and kiosks throughout all seven terminals. MarketPlace PHL, LLC, is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based airport retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT GENO’S STEAKS:
Located at 1219 South 9th Street, at the “X” shaped intersection at Passyunk Avenue, world-famous Geno’s Steaks is owned and operated by Geno Vento who inherited the business that is also his namesake, from his father Joey Vento. Joey opened Geno’s Steaks in 1966 with just $6 in his pocket. While many expected him to fail within six months of opening, over the last 49 years, the “Best of South Philly” sandwich shop has become a Philadelphia landmark and an iconic brand recognized all over the world. Cheesesteaks, roast pork sandwiches, fries and drinks are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information please visit www.genossteaks.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the ribbon-cutting is included in this email. Pictured are (L-R): Melwood Hannah, Erin Zwiercan, Geno Vento, Tracey Adams, Rochelle Cameron, Ken Adams and Clarence LeJeune.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Garrett Allen
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 303
garrett@hornercom.com