MARKETPLACE PHL CELEBRATES SEVENTH ANNUAL RESTAURANT WEEK

MARKETPLACE PHL CELEBRATES SEVENTH ANNUAL RESTAURANT WEEK
Eateries throughout Philadelphia International Airport offer $25 Prix Fixe Menus Oct. 21-27

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 25, 2017 — Come enjoy delicious seafood, juicy burgers, crisp salads and more as part of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) seventh annual Restaurant Week. From Oct. 21-27, eateries throughout the airport will offer prix fixed menus to the 82,000 travelers who pass through the airport each day.

Hosted by MarketPlace PHL, Restaurant Week enables passengers to relax and enjoy multi-course, pre-selected menus from sit-down restaurants in each concourse. PHL enables movement between concourses without the need to pass through additional security checkpoints, making it easy for travelers to explore and enjoy more than 170 eateries and shopping options.

Participating eateries include:

• BabaBar (Concourse B)
• Bar Symon (Concourse D)
• Boule Café (Concourse B)
• Cantina Laredo (Concourse E)
• Chickie’s & Pete’s (Concourse A-West, Concourse C, D/E Connector, Concourse E)
• Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Concourse B)
• Germantown Biergarten (Concourse B)
• Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant (Concourse A-East)
• Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Concourse B)
• Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector)
• LOVE Grille (Concourse B)
• Local Tavern (Concourse F)
• Mezzogiorno (Concourse B)
• Re:Vive Bar (Concourse F)
• Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C)

“Travelers are in for a big treat this year. We have great menus from wonderful restaurants offering something for everyone,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL.

MarketPlace PHL offers merchants premium opportunities to better service their customers with more than 183,000 square feet of dedicated concession space and a robust roster of high-quality retailers including luxury name brands and high-end dining. For more information about Restaurant Week and the more than 170 retail and dining locations at PHL, 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 programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. 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.

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

MARKETPLACE PHL RAISES MONEY FOR PHILADELPHIA RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
MarketPlace PHL and other Philadelphia teams compete in annual Plane Pull event

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 19, 2017 — MarketPlace PHL team members and representatives from several merchants in the Philadelphia International Airport came together on Sunday, Sept. 10 for the ninth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event. The MarketPlace PHL team raised a total of $3,470 to support the PRMH.

The Plane Pull event features teams from around the city competing against each other to determine which team can pull a plane the fastest over a predetermined distance. This year’s event was held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac.

“The Plane Pull is always a lot of fun and has become an event that everyone looks forward to each year,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “Knowing that we’re raising money to support an important local organization focused on helping families in their times of need makes everyone who participates a winner.”

The PRMH provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at Philadelphia-area hospitals. The Plane Pull event was created to raise funds and increase awareness for the services provided by the Ronald McDonald House, which operates two homes in the Philadelphia area. The original Ronald McDonald house was founded in Philadelphia in 1974 and is the model for 300 houses around the world.

This year’s Plane Pull event had 36 teams participating, including those led by airport merchants Stellar News and Chickie’s & Pete’s. Representatives from Hudson News and Marshall Retail Group helped round out MarketPlace PHL’s team. Collectively, more than $170,000 was raised to support the PRMH, with Chickie’s & Pete’s team raising the highest amount, $16,958.

Every year, airport merchants also support the event through in-kind donations of food and refreshments for the participants. Merchants that provided snacks and drinks include Stellar News, Hudson News, Paradies Lagardére, LeBus Café, Good 2 Go, McDonalds, Starbucks HMS Host, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Sbarro, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Bruegger’s Bagels, Dunkin Donuts and Wright Food Services.

To find out more about the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, visit www.philarmh.org.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHL, LLC
MarketPlace PHL, LLC, is the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the management of the food and retail programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. 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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the MarketPlace PHL Plane Pull team is embedded in this email.

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

 

UPDATE: Please note the Merchant of the Year prize package has been updated in the second paragraph.

MARKETPLACE PHL AND PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ANNOUNCE 2016-2017 MERCHANT OF THE YEAR
Chickie’s & Pete’s wins coveted title during annual EDGIE Award Ceremony

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 14, 2017 — MarketPlace PHL, the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the management of the concessions program at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), recognized Chickie’s & Pete’s in Concourse A-West as the Merchant of the Year at the 10th annual EDGIE awards celebration, hosted at Sky Philadelphia.

“We are so excited and honored to be recognized as the Merchant of the Year,” said Paul Porter, general manager of Chickie’s & Pete’s. Along with winning the coveted “Merchant of the Year” title, MarketPlace PHL also presented Chickie’s & Pete’s with a $1,000 cash prize and the Merchant of the Year trophy. As the Merchant of the Year winner, Chickie’s & Pete’s also receives $5,000 to go towards advertising. In attendance to accept the award on behalf of all the staff at Chickie’s & Pete’s was Tanya Throckmorton, Ricardo Kirkland, Jason Seiberlich, Anna Doucoure, Paul Porter, Jill Dresnin, Joe Campbell and Donte Harris.

“We are constantly challenging our eateries and retailers to meet new standards in customer service and the Chickie’s & Pete’s team has gone above and beyond to provide exceptional service,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “We congratulate the entire team at Chickie’s & Pete’s and all of our merchants who have won EDGIE awards for their hard work and dedication to providing the best possible service.”

Chickie’s & Pete’s, a Philadelphia favorite since 1977, created the Philly-famous Crabfries® when the owner’s son began experimenting with seafood recipes. With locations throughout Philadelphia International Airport, Chickie’s & Pete’s offers travelers the famous Crabfries, cutlet sandwiches, signature salads and wraps, crabs and more, making this bar and restaurant an ideal place to relax in between flights.

Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences!) is designed to motivate and reward restaurants and retailers for providing exemplary customer service to travelers and employees at PHL. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service, marketing and training. At the end of each quarter, the merchants with the most points are named Merchant of the Quarter, and the merchant with the most points overall at the end of the year is named Merchant of the Year.

The restaurant and retail quarterly winners for 2016-2017 were:

• Q1: Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C) and Ruby Blue (D/E Connector)
• Q2: Chickie’s & Pete’s (Concourse C) and InMotion Entertainment (D/E Connector)
• Q3: Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector) and Roster (B/C Connector)
• Q4: Chickie’s & Pete’s (Concourse A-West) and Stellar News (Concourse F)

Additional EDGIE awards were presented to the following merchants:

• Employee of the Year: Shaneisha Brown
• Best Full Serve Restaurant: Legal Sea Foods
• Best Service Operator: UPS Store
• Best Retail Location: Time to Fly
• Best Quick Serve Restaurant: Chick-Fil-A
• Best Coffee: La Colombe
• Location with the Highest Regard for Customer Service: Kiehl’s
• Rising Merchant of 2016: Hudson News
• Community Outreach Ronald McDonald House Guest Chefs: Chickie’s & Pete’s, OTG, Le Bus Café, Legal Sea Foods

For more information about MarketPlace PHL, 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 programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. 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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo (L-R) of Tanya Throckmorton, Ricardo Kirkland, Jason Seiberlich, Anna Doucoure, Paul Porter, Jill Dresnin, Joe Capbell and Donte Harris from Chickie’s & Pete’s in Concourse A-West accepting the Merchant of the Year Award and check is embedded in this email.

 

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

MARKETPLACE PHL ANNOUNCES CHICKIE’S & PETE’S AND STELLAR NEWS NAMED AS RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE QUARTER

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 6, 2017 — MarketPlace PHL, the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the management of the food and retail programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), announced Chickie’s & Pete’s, located in Concourse A-West, and Stellar News, located in Concourse F, as the Restaurant and Retailer of the Fourth Quarter.

Cutting EDGE! (Excellence Drives Great Experiences), a program initiated by MarketPlace PHL, is designed to recognize merchants that provide exceptional customer service. The program recognizes merchants based on various key customer-centric metrics. Each merchant is eligible to earn EDGE! points by consistently providing great customer service and participating in marketing programs. At the end of each quarter, MarketPlace PHL awards the Merchant of the Quarter trophies to restaurant and retail merchants that earned the most points.

Chickie’s & Pete’s, a Philadelphia favorite since 1977, is a hub for sports fans. When the owners’ son began experimenting with seafood recipes, the Philly-famous Crabfries® were born, making Chickie’s & Pete’s the most popular bar in the city. Now travelers passing by the restaurant in Concourse A-West, or by any of the other three Chickie’s & Pete’s locations throughout the airport, can enjoy the famous Crabfries, cutlet sandwiches, crabs and more, making this bar and restaurant an ideal place to enjoy sports games and relax in between flights.

Stellar News is an award-winning news and convenience store brand that provides shoppers with the best reading materials, snacks and beverages, travel comfort accessories and electronics. Travelers can also find items including regional apparel, souvenirs and confectionery. The customer experience is enhanced by the store design which features an open floor plan and uniquely designed checkout counter to minimize transaction lines.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Chickie’s & Pete’s and Stellar News as they have demonstrated exceptional customer service,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “The Cutting EDGE! program motivates and rewards merchants that deliver top-notch customer experiences. We applaud our winners for their commitment to providing the best service to our travelers.”

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 programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. 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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo (L-R) of Manager Melanie Gamble of Chickie’s & Pete’s Concourse A-West and General Manager Chris Matterson from Stellar News Concourse F accepting their trophies is embedded in this email.

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

PHILADELPHIA — August 9, 2017 — Travelers passing through Concourse A-East at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) can now enjoy the aroma of freshly brewed coffee from Philly favorite La Colombe. MarketPlace PHL and La Colombe will celebrate the opening with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 15, at 10 a.m.

La Colombe is a U.S. coffee roaster and retailer headquartered in Philadelphia. The company has steadily grown and has five cafes throughout the city, as well as locations in Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. La Colombe has plans to continue its expansion over the next several years, which includes opening a second location at PHL in Concourse E.

“Travelers looking for a great cup of coffee are in for treat at La Colombe. Whether it’s your morning cup before take-off, a mid-day cup to keep your engines going or a long awaited taste of home after a return flight, there is something for everyone,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “Our partnership with La Colombe provides travelers with easy access to one of the best cups of coffee in the city, while providing La Colombe with access to the thousands of travelers that pass through the airport each day.”

MarketPlace PHL offers merchants premium opportunities to better service their customers with more than 183,000 square feet of dedicated concession space and a robust roster of high-quality retailers including luxury name brands and high-end dining. Travelers at PHL have more than 170 shopping and dining options. For more information about MarketPlace PHL, 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

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

PHILADELPHIA — May 3, 2017 — MarketPlace PHL, the management company responsible for the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), congratulates Bruegger’s Bagels on successfully opening its first airport location, inside the International Concourse, A-West. Next to the Bruegger’s is the second location of longtime favorite, Smashburger. To celebrate the new eateries, MarketPlace PHL will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m.

Bruegger’s Bagels offers a comprehensive menu of healthy choices for breakfast and lunch. Its menu includes natural, preservative-free bagels, premium cream cheese flavors, 25 breakfast and lunch choices less than 500 calories, hand-tossed salads and hearty soups including a daily vegetarian option.

Smashburger sells handcrafted burgers, seared and seasoned to order, using fresh, never frozen 100% Certified Angus Beef. Other dining options include grilled chicken sandwiches or fresh salads. Smashburger also offers a selection of signature sides, such as Smashfries tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic.

“We’re happy to offer PHL travelers and employees more healthy eating options as they discover all the exciting shopping and services available at the airport,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “With more than 30 million travelers passing through the airport every year, the airport is a prime location for merchants looking for high traffic retail locations.”

MarketPlace PHL offers merchants premium opportunities to better service its customers with more than 183,000 square feet of dedicated concession space and home to a robust roster of high-quality retailers including luxury name brands and high-end dining. Travelers at PHL have more than 170 shopping and dining options. For more information about MarketPlace PHL, 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 programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. 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

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

PHILADELPHIA – April 13, 2017 – The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) named Legal Sea Foods and Roster, both located in the B/C Connector, as the Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter.

Merchants of the Quarter are determined through the Cutting EDGE! (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) Program, which motivates and rewards merchants based on multiple customer-service measurements. EDGE points are earned by delivering top-notch customer service and participation in airport marketing programs. The merchants that earn the most points at the end of each quarter are awarded the Merchant of the Quarter trophy.

Legal Sea Foods offers travelers fresh clam chowder, steamed lobster, fried clams and other traditional New England favorites. Passengers looking to relax, while waiting for their next flight, can wash down their favorite seafood with a beverage from the full bar. Legal Sea Foods offers menu items for both dining at the restaurant or as take-out for take-off.

America’s 1st Sports Lifestyle store, Roster, offers comfortable and stylish “Home Team” clothing for men and women. Roster apparel fits fans’ lifestyle at home, work and play by bringing out the fan in everyone.

“Both Legal Sea Foods and Roster have set exceptional examples of the highest quality of customer service,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “With more than 30 million passengers passing through the airport annually, it is very important that we stay focused on providing the best service to every traveler. A big thank you to everyone at both locations for consistently providing such a higher standard in customer service.”

For more information about 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 programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. 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

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo (L—R) of Charles Greene, assistant manager of Roster, and James Chapman, manager of Legal Sea Foods, posing with their trophies is embedded in this email.

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

PHILADELPHIA – April 4, 2017 – In conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, MarketPlace PHL, LLC, will host its’ 2017 Leasing Outreach Forum on Tuesday, May 9 starting at 9 a.m. at the Airport Marriott. With an annual influx of 30.8 million travelers, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a prime location for high passenger traffic, giving merchants access to a steady inflow of daily customers to increase brand awareness and revenue.

With more than 183,000 square feet of dedicated concession space and home to a robust roster of high-quality retailers including luxury name brands and high-end dining, MarketPlace PHL offers merchants premium opportunities to better service their customers. The leasing forum provides Philly favorites, as well as regional and national retailers, the opportunity to learn about the advantages of expanding their brands within the airport and the benefits of joining MarketPlace PHL’s award-winning concessions program. The leasing forum also serves as a networking event to foster professional relationships with neighboring enterprises.

“This is a great opportunity to join an exceptional lineup of merchants representing global and local brands that have found their home at the Philadelphia International Airport,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “The leasing forum is a great chance for new tenants to reach a distinctive and diverse market of patrons, and establish new business relationships.”

The Airport Marriott is located at Terminal B, 1 Arrivals Road, Philadelphia. To attend the forum, please register online. For more information, call 215-937-1200 or 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 programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. 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

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

PHILADELPHIA — Feb. 2, 2017 — The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Chickie’s & Pete’s, located in Concourse C, and InMotion Entertainment, located in the D/E Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Second Quarter.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) is designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points through great customer service and participation in marketing programs. At the end of each quarter, the food and retail merchants with the most points are named Merchants of the Quarter.

A Philadelphia staple since 1977, Chickie’s & Pete’s is a hub for sports fans and the birthplace of the Philly-famous Crabfries®. Bar favorites complement their specially seasoned seafood menu and the exciting atmosphere has earned it the title of “Best Sports Bar in Philadelphia” and the ESPN-rated number-one Sports Bar on the East Coast. This bar/restaurant is the ideal place for PHL travelers to catch their home team’s game in between flights.

InMotion Entertainment is the largest airport-based entertainment and electronics retailer in the country. For PHL passengers, it’s the one-stop shop for traveling must-haves ranging from headphones, cameras and mobile power, to the latest technologies in tablets and fitness bands.

“Congratulations to Chickie’s & Pete’s and InMotion Entertainment, both of whom have demonstrated the high standards for customer service that the Cutting EDGE! Program celebrates,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “We applaud them on this special recognition.”

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 programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. 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

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Ben Kauffman, manager of InMotion Entertainment, and Jason Seiberlich, manager of Chickie’s & Pete’s.

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