CUTTING EDGE QUARTERLY

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 1, 2016 — This holiday season, MarketPlace Philadelphia is spreading cheer by offering seasonal events and promotions in Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

With gift items ranging from tech and fashion, to beauty and luggage, the retailers of PHL have something to fulfill every holiday wish list. PHL travelers and shoppers will find gifts to suit each person on their shopping list.

PHL shoppers will also have the opportunity to receive a free gift with qualifying purchases. Travelers will get their choice of a free Victoria’s Secret fragrance with a purchase of $150 or more at any combination of MarketPlace PHL retailers through Dec. 24, or while supplies last. Guests must provide same-day receipts at the new Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories location in the B/C Connector to redeem their free gift.

Beginning Dec. 1, “Secret Santas” will be on the move in the terminals handing out free gifts, donated by Philadelphia Marketplace merchants, to military personnel in uniform traveling through PHL as a “thank you” for their service. Free gift-wrapping stations will be offered from Dec. 1—23 from 8 a.m.—9 p.m. daily to make shoppers’ purchases holiday-ready. Gift-wrapping stations will be open on Dec. 24 from 8 a.m.—6 p.m. Shoppers must present a PHL retailer receipt to get their gifts wrapped. Additionally, carolers will make their way through PHL periodically throughout the month to sing some holiday classics.

“PHL shoppers and travelers can expect holiday cheer as they travel through each terminal,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL, LLC. “We wish our guests safe and speedy travels during this busy season.”

MarketPlace PHL encourages shoppers to make donations to Toys for Tots, which will be accepted at Explore Philadelphia (Concourse A East), Heritage Books (B/C Connector) and Pennsylvania Market (Concourse E).

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

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MARKETPLACE PHL FEATURES MERCHANT LOOKS AT AIRPORT FASHION SHOW
Models Rock Philadelphia Marketplace Fashion at PHL

PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 23, 2016 — Just in time for one of the busiest travel weeks of the season, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and MarketPlace PHL featured the high-flying fashion available from merchants right at the airport during a runway fashion show on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Models took to the catwalk to show off the latest clothing, accessories and luggage from Philadelphia Marketplace retailers including GAP, Brooks Brothers, Afaze, Roster, Swarovski, TUMI and more. All the looks featured in the show are available at stores located within PHL, so travelers looking for something new or a holiday gift can get their shopping done before their next flight.

The event took place in the B/C Connector of PHL and was hosted by Clarence LeJeune, managing partner of MarketPlace PHL, and Rebekah “Bex” Maroun from 96.5 Amp Radio in Philadelphia, who described for the crowd the fun and unique looks available for men and women.

“The fashion show served as a great opportunity for travelers through PHL this holiday season to stop and see something new,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “Thank you to everyone who joined us as we celebrated the styles available from our many great retail stores.”

For more information about more than 170 concessions and services offered at 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

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo from the fashion show is embedded in this email.

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

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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

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SKY ASIAN BISTRO AND RUBY BLUE NAMED PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE FIRST QUARTER IN 2016—2017

PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 20, 2016 – The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) named Sky Asian Bistro, located in Concourse C, and Ruby Blue, located in the D/E Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter.

The Merchants of the Quarter are determined through the Cutting EDGE! (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) Program, which is in place to motivate and reward merchants. EDGE points are earned by delivering superb customer service and participation in airport marketing programs. The merchants with the most points at the end of each quarter are named the Merchants of the Quarter.

Sky Asian Bistro offers high-end Asian fusion menu items with a relaxing atmosphere to sit and take a breather between flights. The restaurant also offers a variety of to-go items for travelers on the move.

Ruby Blue is the one-stop shop for costume jewelry and accessories for women, featuring brands Crislu, Cabrelli & Co. and Nicole Lee.

“Congratulations to Ruby Blue and Sky Asian Bistro for starting the 2016—2017 year strong with these well-deserved awards,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “The teams at each of these locations represent our high standards for customer care.”
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 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

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo (L—R) of Rahim Essahli and Lang Do from Sky Asian Bistro, and Celeste Abboud and Dan Gentekos from Ruby Blue, posing with their trophies is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Chelsea D’Amore
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 300
chelsea@hornercom.com

PHL HOSTS SIXTH ANNUAL RESTAURANT WEEK
Airport Eateries Offer $20 Prix Fixe Menus Oct. 20—26

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 13, 2016 — From delicious seafood, to delectable desserts, to a classic Philly Cheesesteak, eateries throughout Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will be offering special menus during Restaurant Week from Oct. 20—26. Now in its sixth year, Restaurant Week offers travelers in PHL great meals at an excellent price.

PHL’s Restaurant Week will offer passengers the chance to enjoy pre-selected, two- and three-course menus for $20 per person. (Some restrictions apply; see restaurant menus for details.)

Participating restaurants include:

  • Cantina Laredo (Concourse E)
  • Chickie’s & Pete’s (Concourse A West, C, D & E)
  • Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Concourse B)
  • Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant (Concourse A East)
  • Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Concourse B & D)
  • Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector)
  • Local Tavern (Concourse F)
  • Re:Vive (Concourse F)
  • Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C)
  • Vino Volo (Concourse A West, B/C Connector & D/E Connector)

“You can’t beat the selection from our restaurants this year – with something to please everyone’s palate,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “We’re looking forward to treating guests this fall with amazing dining options at a great price.”

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 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 PHL 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:
Chelsea D’Amore
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 300
chelsea@hornercom.com

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VICTORIA’S SECRET OPENS BEAUTY & ACCESSORIES STORE AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
First-ever location at PHL now operating in B/C Connector

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 29, 2016 — The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) welcomed famous womenswear and beauty brand Victoria’s Secret to the airport last week. The new Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories location is now open in the B/C Connector.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories features popular fragrances and makeup, in addition to accessories. Guests flying in and out of PHL have an opportunity to take advantage of the international brand’s travel items, including cosmetic cases, fashion bags, passport holders, phone wallets, headphones, scarves and sunglasses.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories will join the assortment of well-known retail stores already a part of the Philadelphia Marketplace, including Pandora, Tumi, Brooks Brothers and many more.

“We’re happy to offer PHL travelers more shopping opportunities that appeal to a wide variety of tastes,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL.

Customers at PHL have more than 170 locations for shopping and dining. 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 PHL 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

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the new Victoria’s Secret storefront is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Adams
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

MARKETPLACE PHL AND PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AWARDS 2015-2016 MERCHANT OF THE YEAR
Sky Asian Bistro Takes Home Coveted Title during Annual Award Ceremony

PHILADELPHIA — September 14, 2016 — The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) awarded its Merchant of the Year distinction to Sky Asian Bistro during the annual EDGIE awards event aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. Sky Asian Bistro, located in Concourse C, took home a $1,000 prize, the EDGE! Trophy and the coveted title of “Merchant of the Year” for 2015-2016.

Rahim Essahli, Tom DiStefano and Eugene Judge of Sky Asian Bistro were welcomed on stage to accept the award. Sky Asian Bistro offers PHL passengers fresh sushi and a variety of Asian fusion menu items in a relaxing, upscale setting, as well as to-go options for travelers on the move.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) is designed to motivate and reward merchants for providing great customer service to passengers 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 merchant with the most points is named Merchant of the Quarter, and the merchant with the most points overall is named Merchant of the Year.

The restaurant and retail quarterly winners for 2015-2016 were as follows:

  • Q1: Vino Volo (B/C Connector) and Pandora (B/C Connector)
  • Q2: Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector) and L’Occitane (B/C Connector)
  • Q3: Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Concourse B) and Fire & Ice (B/C Connector)
  • Q4: Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C) and ROSTER (B/C Connector)

“We hold our merchants to high standards, and the team at Sky Asian Bistro goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service to customers,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “We congratulate Rahim, Tom and Eugene, and the Sky Asian Bistro staff on receiving the Merchant of the Year title and thank all of our merchants for another great year.”

Additional EDGIE awards were presented to the following merchants:

  • Best Retail Location: ROSTER
  • Best Quick Serve Restaurant: Chick-Fil-A
  • Best Full Serve Restaurant: Legal Sea Foods
  • Best Service Location: The UPS Store
  • Best Coffee: LeBus Café
  • Location with the Highest Regard for Customer Service: L’Occitane
  • Most Environmentally Conscious Merchant: Vino Volo
  • Outstanding Achievement: Chermaina Roundtree and Tanya Sykes of MarketPlace PHL
  • Employee of the Year: Jean Gachelin of International Shoppes
  • Community Outreach: Ronald McDonald Plane Pull – Chickie’s & Pete’s, OTG Management (Cibo bistro & Wine Bar, Cibo Express Gourmet Markets, Jet Rock Bar & Grill, Local Tavern, Re:Vive Bar, Sky Asian Bistro, World Bean) and New York Ice Cream, Inc. (Jamba Juice in Concourse C, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Smashburger)

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 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

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo (L—R) of Rahim Essahli, Tom DiStefano and Eugene Judge accepting the Merchant of the Year award is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Adams
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

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SKY ASIAN BISTRO AND ROSTER NAMED PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE QUARTER

PHILADELPHIA – July 28, 2016 – The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) named Sky Asian Bistro, located in Concourse C, and ROSTER, located in the B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter.

The Merchants of the Quarter are determined through the Cutting EDGE! (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) Program, which is in place to motivate and reward merchants. EDGE points are earned by delivering superb customer service and participation in airport marketing programs. The merchants with the most points at the end of each quarter are named the Merchants of the Quarter.

Sky Asian Bistro offers PHL passengers fresh sushi and a variety of Asian fusion menu items in a relaxing, upscale setting.

Roster brings out the fan in everyone whether you’re just visiting, or a Philly native. Carrying the latest selection of hometown team apparel and gifts, Roster puts the ballpark, stadium, arena and rink together all in one store.

“The teams at both Sky Asian Bistro and ROSTER consistently set a good example, ensuring each guest receives exceptional customer service and has an enjoyable experience,” said Rebecca Simon, manager of marketing and customer service for MarketPlace PHL. “A big thank you to everyone at both locations for going above and beyond on a daily basis.”

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 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

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo (L—R) of Rahim Essahli from Sky Asian Bistro, and Brian Macapagal from ROSTER, posing with their trophies is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Adams
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308

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MARKETPLACE PHL FLIES FOR FAMILIES IN ANNUAL PLANE PULL
Team Raises Money and Awareness for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

PHILADELPHIA – May 17, 2016 – Team members from MarketPlace PHL came together for the eighth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event. The team raised a total of $2,854 for the PRMH.

The Plane Pull is a tug-of-war event in which teams attempt to pull a plane over a designated distance in the shortest amount of time. The event was held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac, and all the funds raised for PRMH benefit local families in need.

“MarketPlace PHL and its teams of merchants have a passion for giving back to the community, and we look forward to the Plane Pull every year,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “To come together as a team and ‘pull for the house’ is always great fun, and made all the more enjoyable knowing that we’re doing it for a great cause.”

In-kind donations of food and refreshments were made by merchants for participants to enjoy during the event. This year’s participating merchants included Wright Food Services, Paradies Lagardere, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant, McDonald’s, LeBus, Villa Pizza, Starbucks, OTG, Philly Pretzel Factory, Good 2 Go, and Sweet Flights.

Several merchants from MarketPlace PHL created their own teams to compete at the event, including Chickie’s & Pete’s, OTG and New York Ice Cream, Inc. These teams raised a collective $19,790. In addition, employees of Vino Volo, Philadelphia America, Lick and Ruby Blue joined the MarketPlace PHL team.

The purpose of the Plane Pull is support the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, which provides a second home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. The group operates two homes in the Philadelphia area, including the very the first Ronald McDonald House, founded in 1974, which is now the model for 300 Houses throughout the world.

To find out more information about the PRMH, please 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 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

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

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Adams
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

RETAILERS AND RESTAURATEURS INVITED TO LAUNCH THEIR BUSINESS AT PHL
Airport Holds Leasing Outreach Forum for Local, National and Global Brands

PHILADELPHIA – April 25, 2016 – A leasing outreach forum hosted by MarketPlace PHL, LLC, and the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Airport Marriott. At the event, local, regional and national retailers, quick service food operators and restaurateurs will learn about the new business opportunities available in the robust concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Businesses will have the opportunity to hear about the strong retail and food/beverage program at PHL, as well as learn about locations that will become available throughout the airport. The forum will also serve as a networking opportunity to foster communication and fortify business relationships and new jobs in Philadelphia.

The fast-paced atmosphere of PHL gives merchants an opportunity to take advantage of high passenger traffic – 30.8 million passengers annually – and a strong demand for quality dining and retail. PHL boasts 183,000 square feet of concession space and supports more than 20,000 airport employees.

“Philadelphia International Airport is home to a wide array of merchants representing global and local brands,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “We are excited to show potential tenants how PHL can become their new home and help grow their businesses.”

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, 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 retails development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Emily Adams
MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308

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PHILADELPHIA – April 18, 2016 – The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) named Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar, located in Terminal B, and Fire & Ice, located in the B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter.

The Merchants of the Quarter are determined through the Cutting EDGE! (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) Program, which is in place to motivate and reward merchants. EDGE points are earned by delivering superb customer service and participation in airport marketing programs. The merchants with the most points at the end of each quarter are named the Merchants of the Quarter.

Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar is an Italian restaurant with a casual ambiance that brings guests away from the hustle and bustle of the airport. With a wide variety of menu options for lunch and dinner, Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar fulfills appetites for travelers with some time to spare, or those looking for something quick and on-the-go.

Fire & Ice offers unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry from around the world. Customers can find classic pieces such as diamond rings and pearl necklaces as well as more unexpected pieces made with rare materials. Fire & Ice brings the finest jewelry to its customers for any occasion.

“We demand high standards for customer service every day and the Cutting EDGE! Program spotlights our very best merchants,” said Rebecca Simon, manager of marketing and customer service for MarketPlace PHL. “Congratulations to Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar and Fire & Ice for earning this honor.”

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 program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. 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 Tom DiStefano, manager of Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar, and Daniela Biscaro, manager of Fire & Ice, posing with their trophies is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Adams
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

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LEGAL SEA FOODS AND L’OCCITANE NAMED PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE QUARTER

PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 19, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Legal Sea Foods and L’OCCITANE, both located in the B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the 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.

Legal Sea Foods offers everything under the sea, including signature menu items such as lobster, crab cakes, New England clam chowder, shrimp, salmon and a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and takeout to PHL passengers.

L’OCCITANE is a global and natural ingredient-based skincare, body care and fragrance brand with strong regional roots in Provence, France. Products include personal care for the face, body and hair for women and men, as well as items for the home, travel and gifts.

“The Cutting Edge! Program showcases merchants that demonstrate our high standards for customer service each and every day,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “Congratulations to Legal Sea Foods and L’OCCITANE for earning 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 program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. 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 Debbie McGee, manager of L’OCCITANE, and James Chapman, manager of Legal Sea Foods is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Adams
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

PHL RANKED THIRD AMONG NATION’S HEALTHIEST AIRPORTS
Philadelphia Marketplace Recognized for Nutritious Dining Selection by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 11, 2015 — Whether they’re heading to Grandma’s house or trying to escape the winter weather, travelers can eat healthy throughout the holiday season. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has been named one of the healthiest airports in the nation by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PHL tied for third place with San Francisco International Airport.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine conducts its study by surveying registered dieticians and considering several healthy-eating criteria, including the availability of cholesterol-free, plant-based and fiber-packed meals. PHL jumped up eight spots on the list this year, after tying for 11th place in the 2014 survey.

“We’re looking for fiber-packed menu items that prevent blood sugar levels from spiking and promote fullness,” says Cameron Wells, M.P.H., R.D., associate director of clinical nutrition with the Physicians Committee. “Salads that mix a leafy green base and are topped with root vegetables, lentils or beans and whole grains, and garnished with fresh fruit, nuts, or seeds is always a great find.”

Throughout all seven terminals, 82 percent of PHL’s restaurants offer healthy meals and received special recognition from the Committee. Sky Asian Bistro was complimented for its offering of mixed green salads, miso soup, seaweed salad, edamame, vegetable spring rolls, avocado rolls and cucumber rolls. Travelers in a rush can grab a quick hummus sandwich, fruit, salads and other nutritious snacks from Good 2 Go. Philly staple Tony Luke’s was recognized for its veggie sandwich, packed with broccoli rabe, spinach, sweet peppers and onions and slathered in marinara sauce. Saladworks, Angelina’s Panini Bar, Cibo Bistro and Local Tavern are among other restaurants acknowledged in the study results.

“MarketPlace PHL is proud to provide healthy dining options that span many different cuisines, from grab-and-go entrées to sit-down meals,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of Philadelphia Marketplace. “To be included among the top three healthiest airports in the United States is a testament to our diverse lineup of food offerings.”

The Physicians Committee collected 1,227 restaurant menus from airports considered in 2015. Survey methods include in-person visits, internet research and phone calls with restaurant managers to confirm menu items. The final percentage score for each airport divides the airport’s number of restaurants serving health-conscious fare by its total number of restaurants. For more information about survey methodology and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, visit www.AirportFoodReview.com

To learn more about the many dining options at 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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Adams
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS ARRIVE AT PHILADELPHIA MARKETPLACE

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 1, 2015 — If you’re passing through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on your way home for the holidays this year, Philadelphia Marketplace is offering seasonal events and promotions to spread some holiday cheer.

From jewelry and fashion to tech and beauty, the retailers of PHL have something to offer everyone on your shopping list. Passengers can fulfill holiday wish lists at special gift tables outside of storefronts, available from 7 a.m.—10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m.—8 p.m. in the D/E Connector.

Travelers who do their holiday shopping at PHL have an opportunity to earn an exclusive gift with purchase. Shoppers that buy at least $150 of merchandise from any combination of Philadelphia Marketplace retailers will receive a free holiday keepsake ornament featuring an artistic take on the Philadelphia skyline. It will be available through Dec. 24, or while supplies last. To redeem the gift, guests must present receipts (must be from same day) at ROSTER, located in the B/C Connector.

Free gift wrapping will be available from 8 a.m.—9 p.m. from Dec. 1—23, and from 8 a.m.—6 p.m. on Dec. 24 in the B/C Connector. Passengers must present a receipt from a PHL retailer to get their gifts wrapped and ready to give.

“We hope our busy holiday travelers feel the spirit of the season this month at PHL,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL, LLC.

Additionally, PHL’s Paradies Shops have partnered with the Liberty USO of Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey for the Treat Our Troops program. Customers can purchase any item from Paradies to be directly donated to Liberty USO. Paradies Shops will also be collecting toy donations for Toys for Tots.

“Secret Santas” will be on the move in the terminals, handing out free gifts, donated by Philadelphia Marketplace merchants, to military personnel in uniform traveling through PHL as a “thank you” for their service.

The man himself, Santa, will be making a special appearance to greet PHL passengers Dec. 1—24 from 4—8 p.m., Dec. 10—24 from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. and Dec. 18—24 (B/C Baggage claim only) from 3—6 p.m.

Passengers can also hear the joyous sounds of carolers throughout the airport on the following dates:

  • Dec. 4 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 12 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 13 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 19 from 1—3 p.m.
  • Dec. 20 from 2—4 p.m.

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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

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VINO VOLO AND PANDORA NAMED PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE FIRST QUARTER 2015-2016

PHILADELPHIA — October 26, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Vino Volo and Pandora, both located in the B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, for Q1 2015-2016.

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.

At Vino Volo, travelers can experience wines from California, Portugal, France and Italy without ever leaving the airport. The expert staff can help you select the perfect wine for your tastes, while enjoying innovative small plates.

Pandora is the perfect place to stop and get a stylish gift with a personal touch. The world-renowned jeweler offers high quality, modern bracelets, rings, earrings and more suited to every style.

“We are starting the 2015-2016 year off on the right foot with these two great establishments,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace. “Congratulations to Vino Volo and Pandora and thank you for your commitment to the Cutting EDGE! Program.”

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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based 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 Cindy Christy, of Pandora, and Michelle Boury, of Vino Volo is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AWARDS 2014-2015 MERCHANT OF THE YEAR
Roster Takes Home Title at Special Event at the Simeone Automobile Museum

PHILADELPHIA — September 21, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) congratulates Roster in the B/C Connector as the 2014-2015 “Merchant of the Year” award recipient. The announcement came during the annual EDGIE awards and merchant celebration held at the Simeone Automobile Museum.

Sean Perazzelli, manager for Roster, was awarded $1,000, the EDGE! trophy and the coveted title of Merchant of the Year. Sean was joined on stage by his father, Tate Perazzelli, district manager for Roster. Roster is a sports lifestyle store, carrying the latest and greatest selection of hometown team apparel and gifts for the most passionate fans. At its PHL location, Roster has fashions, fabrics and fits to cater to the needs of every Philly sports fan.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) is designed to motivate and reward merchants for providing great customer service to passengers 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 merchant with the most points is named Merchant of the Quarter, and the merchant with the most points overall is named Merchant of the Year.

The restaurant and retail quarterly winners for 2014-2015:

  • Q1: Chickie’s & Pete’s (Terminal A West) and Fire & Ice (Terminal F)
  • Q2: Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector) and InMotion Entertainment (D/E Connector)
  • Q3: Vino Volo (D/E Connector) and Roster (B/C Connector)
  • Q4: Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Terminal B) and Time to Fly (B/C Connector)

“Roster’s team spirit is evident through the quality service and merchandise they provide our travelers,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “We congratulate Sean and Tate on the Merchant of the Year honor and look forward to another year of excellence in customer service.”

Additional EDGIE awards were presented to the following merchants:

  • Best New Store Opening: L’Occitane
  • Community Outreach: Hudson News, Chickie’s & Pete’s, OTG Management, Smashburger, Jamba Juice, Peet’s Coffee
  • Location with the Highest Regards for Customer Service: The Body Shop
  • Best Retail/Service Location in PHL: Tumi, B/C and D/E Connectors
  • Best Dining/Food Location in PHL: Legal Seafoods
  • Employee of the Year: Priscilla Wilson
  • Outstanding Achievement: Brianne Brown, Anna DiGregorio, Valerie Elliott, William Gardiner, Tish Petrucci, Allison McWilliams, Steve Rosen, Sissy Williams

For more information about the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, 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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based 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 Sean Perazzelli, manager of Roster, Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the MarketPlace PHL, Tate Perazzelli, district manager of Roster and Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

MARKETPLACE PHL TO HOST SUPPLIER NETWORKING EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 9

PHILADELPHIA — September 1, 2015 — MarketPlace PHL, LLC, will host a networking event for suppliers and vendors on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Airport Marriott, 1 Arrivals Road, Philadelphia. This networking event is an opportunity for minority- and women-owned businesses to learn how they can work with merchants at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Attendees will include Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Airport Concessions (ACDBEs) that provide goods and services such as equipment, supplies, uniforms, janitorial merchandise, security, food wholesale/distributors and more. Guests will meet directly with merchants and learn about opportunities within the concession program, as well as with the Marriott and other departments within PHL.

“This event is a chance for us to connect with local business owners with the 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services available at PHL,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We welcome new ideas and want to foster relationships with minority- and women-owned supplier businesses.”

The high traffic and fast-paced airport environment presents suppliers and vendors an opportunity to work with restaurants and retailers that reach 30.7 million passengers each year, in addition to more than 20,000 employees who work at PHL on a daily basis.

To attend, please send your RSVP to receptionist@philamarketplace.com. For more information, call 215-937-1200.

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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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JET ROCK BAR & GRILL AND TIME TO FLY NAMED PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE FOURTH QUARTER 2014-2015

PHILADELPHIA — July 14, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Jet Rock Bar & Grill, Terminal B, and Time to Fly, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q4 2014-2015.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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.

Jet Rock Bar & Grill is a longtime favorite at PHL, offering a diverse menu of American classics and favorite pub food selections. The bar features 48 beers on draft and passengers can enjoy a variety of sports, news and entertainment on the restaurant’s 33 flat-screen TVs.

Time to Fly carries the latest selection of best-selling watches for travelers on the go. The store showcases a variety of fashionable styles from high-end brands, including Gucci, Michael Kors, Diesel and Kenneth Cole.

“Congratulations to Jet Rock and Time to Fly for earning this well-deserved award,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Both winners display consistent dedication to the superior customer service required for the Cutting EDGE! Program.”

For more information about the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, 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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based 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 Nick Meisberger, assistant manager of Jet Rock Bar & Grill, and Ben Cohen, owner of Time to Fly, embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA MARKETPLACE FOOD & SHOPS TO HOLD RUNWAY FASHION SHOW
Eagles Cheerleaders will Model Styles from Airport Merchants on July 17

PHILADELPHIA — July 13, 2015 — The runways at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have never looked so good. On Friday, July 17, Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops will host a fashion show featuring summer and fall’s hottest looks, all of which can be found at stores within the airport.

The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders will be on-hand to serve as models for the show. They will walk the runway to show off the latest clothing, accessories and luggage from Philadelphia Marketplace retailers including GAP, Brooks Brothers, Brighton Collectibles, Afaze, Roster, Swarovski, TUMI and more.

“The fashion show is a great opportunity not only for us to introduce our merchants and their products to the traveling public, but to give passengers something fun to do while they are at PHL,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

The ‘runway’ show will begin at 2 p.m. in the B/C Connector Food Court.

For more information about more than 170 concessions and services offered at 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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

MEDIA ACCESS AT PHL:
This event is in the post-security checkpoint area of the airport. MEDIA WHO PLAN TO ATTEND MUST CONTACT MARY FLANNERY NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 AT 4:00 PM BY CALLING 215.937.5424 OR EMAIL mary.flannery@phl.org and provide their DOB and last 4 digits of their social security number in order to gain clearance to the secure area.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Mary Flannery
Philadelphia International Airport
215-937-5424
mary.flannery@phl.org

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES RETAILERS AND RESTAURANTEURS FOR LEASING OUTREACH FORUM
Local and National Merchants Invited for Opportunity to Expand to PHL

PHILADELPHIA — May 26, 2015 — MarketPlace PHL, LLC, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, will host a leasing outreach forum on Thursday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Airport Marriott, 1 Arrivals Road, Philadelphia. Local, regional and national retailers, as well as quick service food operators and restaurateurs, are invited to learn about the leasing opportunities available in the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

The purpose of the event is to discuss the retail and food/beverage program at PHL and to inform qualified food, beverage and retail operators of locations that will become available throughout all terminals. In addition, MarketPlace PHL aims to facilitate communication and encourage business relationships and new jobs in Philadelphia.

The fast-paced atmosphere of PHL presents merchants an opportunity to capitalize on high passenger traffic and a strong demand for quality dining and retail. PHL gives merchants the potential to reach 30.7 million passengers each year, in addition to more than 20,000 employees who work at PHL on a daily basis.

“Philadelphia International Airport is home to a diverse range of merchants that represent global, and local, brands,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re looking forward to showing new, potential tenants what PHL has to offer growing businesses.”

To attend the forum, please register online. For more information, call 215-937-1200.

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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com
Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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MARKETPLACE PHL FLIES FOR FAMILIES IN ANNUAL PLANE PULL
Team Raises Money and Awareness for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

PHILADELPHIA — May 5, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) pulled together – literally – as a team at the seventh annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event. Marketplace PHL raised $7,410 for the PRMH.

Held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac at Philadelphia International Airport, the Plane Pull is a tug-of-war event in which teams compete to see who can pull a plane over a designated distance in the shortest amount of time. Teams competing in the event raise funds for the PRMH to benefit local families in need.

“Our merchants and the Marketplace PHL team have a strong commitment to giving back, and the Plane Pull is one of our favorite traditions,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We have a great time ‘pulling for the house’ and supporting local families who need a helping hand.”

Merchants contributed in-kind donations of food and refreshments for participants to enjoy during the event. Participating merchants included Angelina’s Panini Bar, Burrito Elito, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Hudson Group, Le Bus Café, The Paradies Shops, Philly Pretzel Factory, Sweet Flights and Villa Pizza.

A few of Marketplace PHL’s merchants formed their own teams to compete in this year’s event, including Chickie’s and Pete’s, Hudson Group and staff members from Smashburger, Peet’s Coffee and Jamba Juice. These teams raised $9,100, $2,500 and $2,500, respectively.

The PRMH provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. The group operates two houses in Philadelphia, at Chestnut Street and Erie Street, serving a total of 63 families daily. Founded in 1974 as the very first Ronald McDonald House, PRMH is the model for nearly 300 houses throughout the world.

To find out more information about the PRMH, please 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 program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based 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 team at the seventh annual PRMH Plane Pull is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Food & Shops at PHL and LGA Offer Free Gift for Mother’s Day
Travelers Treated to Beautiful Bracelet with $100 Purchase

Newton, MA (April 30, 2015) — This year, passengers traveling through LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B and Philadelphia International Airport will be treated to a Free Gift with Purchase, just in time for Mother’s Day travel.

Managed by MarketPlace Development, an award-winning airport retail developer, the Food & Shops at these airports are offering customers who spend $100 a beautiful multi-strand crystal and pearl bracelet, from May 1 through May 10, 2015. Passengers can make a single purchase or combine their retail store receipts. Travelers can redeem their receipts and pick up their free bracelet, valued at $45.00, at the following locations, while supplies last:

LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B:

  • Eddie Bauer, near Gates C (before security)
  • Duty Free Americas, near Gates A (before security)
  • Duty Free Americas, in Gates C and D (after security)

Philadelphia International Airport:

  • Fire & Ice, B/C Connector (after security)
  • Fire & Ice, Terminal F (after security)

Gift tables featuring an array of Mother’s Day related gifts will be displayed outside participating retail stores as a convenient way for busy travelers to purchase gifts. Popular items for sale include jewelry, luggage, electronics, chocolates, apparel and accessories.

“With Mother’s Day right around the corner, our promotion provides a great gift idea for that special “mom”, while rewarding customers for shopping in our stores.” says MarketPlace president Paul McGinn.

A Twitter contest will also be held as part of this promotion for those who follow @shoplaguardia and @PHLfoodandshops. Followers who tweet #LoveMom will be eligible to Enter to Win the bracelet for free. The contest will run from April 27th
through May 10th. Five winners will be selected at random from each Twitter account.

About MarketPlace Development
MarketPlace Development develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace PHL, LLC manages the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport through a partnership between MarketPlace Development and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm.

For more information, visit:

MarketPlace Development:
www.marketplacedevelopment.com

Food & Shops:
LaGuardia Airport: www.shoplaguardia.com
Philadelphia International Airport: www.philamarketplace.com

Media Contact:

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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VINO VOLO AND ROSTER NAMED PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE THIRD QUARTER 2014-2015

PHILADELPHIA — April 13, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Vino Volo, D/E Connector, and Roster, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q3 2014-2015.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Vino Volo is an upscale wine bar and tasting lounge offering a wide variety of wines and sophisticated small plate dishes. Expert wine associates aid customers in tastings and help them discover the right wines for their taste palate for a high-end experience right in the heart of the airport.

Roster brings out the fan in everyone whether you’re just visiting, or a Philly native. Carrying the latest selection of hometown team apparel and gifts, Roster puts the ballpark, stadium, arena and rink together all in one store. Roster has the fashion, fabric and fit to meet the needs of the most passionate fans.

“Congratulations to Vino Volo and Roster for earning this well-deserved award,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Both merchants have consistently demonstrated the high level of customer service required for the Cutting EDGE! Program.”

For more information about the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, 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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based 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 Meg Lippincott of Vino Volo and Joyce Keenan of Roster embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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GET A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AT PHL’S ‘LA TAPENADE’
First-ever location at PHL opens in International Terminal A West

PHILADELPHIA — April 8, 2015 — The Philadelphia MarketPlace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) celebrated the grand opening of La Tapenade this week with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Whether you’re looking for a quick meal between connecting flights, or a peaceful place to relax and eat during a layover, La Tapenade has a diverse, health-conscious menu with a Mediterranean twist. La Tapenade serves international dishes made from ingredients such as homemade chutneys, Tzatziki sauces, hummus, fire roasted vegetables, fine cheeses and specialty-grilled meats. It functions as an all-day café serving morning pastries and coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, entrée salads, snacks and desserts.

La Tapenade will join the assortment of restaurants already stationed in International Terminal A West, including Chickie’s & Pete’s, Angela’s Panini Bar and more.

“We’re thrilled to have La Tapenade join the PHL family,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL, LLC. “It’s unique, flavorful menu delivers even more dining options for our travelers.”

Travelers through PHL have more than 170 locations for shopping and dining. For more information about the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, 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 food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based 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 Mark Gale, Division of Aviation; Brian Loden, HMS Host; Janine DelValle, HMS Host; and Clarence LeJeune, MarketPlace PHL; performing a ribbon-cutting ceremony at La Tapenade is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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LEGAL SEA FOODS AND INMOTION ENTERTAINMENT NAMED
PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE SECOND QUARTER 2014-2015

PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 20, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Legal Sea Foods, B/C Connector, and InMotion Entertainment, D/E Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q2 2014-2015.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Legal Sea Foods was born in 1950 when George Berkowitz opened a fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. A family owned seafood market that spawned a restaurant company, Legal Sea Foods offers PHL passengers a flavor of the Massachusetts coast, serving up creamy New England clam chowder and fresh lobster rolls.

InMotion Entertainment brings back the fun to the traveling experience with “entertainment on the go” options. With live demonstrations of the newest electronic entertainment products—from leading brand-name headsets to cameras and camcorders to movies, music and games—the technology-trained staff offers friendly and attentive service.

“We’re proud of both teams’ commitment to customers and offer them congratulations on receiving this well-deserved award,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “The Cutting EDGE! Program celebrates and honors our merchants’ exceptional service to passengers traveling through PHL.”

For more information about the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, please visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Ankur Patel, manager of InMotion Entertainment and James Chapman, manager of Legal Sea Foods is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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NEW FOOD AND RETAIL ARRIVES AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 18, 2014 — Travelers now have even more great options to choose from at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). New merchants recently opened at the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, adding to the diverse lineup of food and retail available.

New additions include:

  • Lick (D/E Connector) – a “not so average” candy store, visitors can stop in to taste all sorts of sweet treats.
  • Ruby Blue (D/E Connector) – offers vast array of jewelry, handbags, gift items and accessories to choose from.
  • Finish Line (B/C Connector) – travelers looking for a new pair of kicks or active wear for a long flight can check out this athletic retailer offering brand name apparel and accessories. Finish Line PHL is the retailer’s second airport location in the U.S.
  • Jack Duggan’s (Concourse A East) – with an expansion into the hold room across from its location in Gate A7, this crowd favorite that features tasty pub fare can welcome even more passengers through its doors.

“We’re excited to welcome new stores to the lineup of merchants to the MarketPlace family,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “We are proud of the diverse options we’re able to provide the 30 million passengers that pass through our airport each year.”

In the next few weeks, PHL will also welcome an additional TUMI location in the D/E Connector, and a new restaurant in Terminal A West, La Tapenade, serving Mediterranean cuisine.

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

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the Jack Duggan’s ribbon cutting is embedded in this email. Pictured, left to right: Joe Taney, vice president of hub operations for American Airlines; Mark Gale, CEO of Philadelphia International Airport; Councilman Kenyatta Johnson; Ken Adams, director of business development for Jack Duggan’s; Erin Zwiercan, owner of Jack Duggan’s; Councilman Mark Squilla; Clarence LeJeune, president of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHL RANKED AMONG THE NATION’S HEALTHIEST AIRPORTS
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Recognizes Airport for Nutritious Food Options

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 5, 2014 — Bon Apetit! Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has been named one of the healthiest airports in the nation by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PHL tied for 11th place, alongside John F. Kennedy Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In a survey conducted by registered dietitians, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine recognized that 75 percent of restaurants at 23 of the nation’s busiest airports offer at least one cholesterol-free, plant-based, fiber-packed entrée.

“We’re seeing a vegetable renaissance take place in U.S. airports,” says Physicians Committee director of nutrition education Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D. “The demand for healthful meals is creating an artisanal food movement, ripe with beet burgers, quinoa bowls, and Brussels sprouts salads. As a dietitian, I’m excited to see a menu shift toward immune-boosting, disease-fighting foods.”

Among the healthy options at PHL, the survey cites Saladworks’ “create your own” salad options, with greens, fresh vegetables, fruit, whole-wheat pasta, and beans. Passengers can build a nutritious burrito at Chipotle and Currito Burrito, with choices that include lettuce, broccoli, tofu, three types of beans, tomatoes, guacamole, corn salsa, mango salsa, carrots, cucumbers, hummus and Asian slaw. Travelers looking to satisfy a true taste of Philly, with a healthy twist, can dine on a grilled veggie sub with onions, peppers, mushrooms, black olives and cucumbers from Philly Steak & Gyros, or the veggie sandwich with sautéed broccoli rabe, spinach, sweet peppers, onions and marinara sauce from Tony Luke’s.

“The restaurants at PHL are dedicated to providing diverse, healthy options year-round, but it’s especially meaningful for travelers during the holiday season,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We are extremely proud to be ranked among the nation’s healthiest airports.”

The Physicians Committee annually collects airport restaurant menus from the top 30 busiest airports in the United States, based on data from the Federal Aviation Administration. Survey methods include in-person visits, internet research and phone calls with restaurant managers to confirm menu items. For more information about survey methodology and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, visit www.AirportFoodReview.org

To learn more about the many dining options at the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, please visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS ARRIVE AT PHILADELPHIA MARKETPLACE FOOD & SHOPS

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 1, 2014 — Whether you’re going to Grandma’s house or taking a business trip, you’re sure to be in the holiday spirit when traveling through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Throughout the month of December, passengers can enjoy holiday-themed events and promotions from the Philadelphia MarketPlace Food & Shops.

PHL’s diverse line-up of retail merchants will be on hand with plenty of gift ideas. Passengers can fulfill holiday wish lists at special gift tables outside of storefronts, available from 7 a.m.—10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m.—8 p.m. in the D/E Connector.

Travelers on-the-go who need a gift for that special someone can take advantage of an exclusive gift with purchase. Shoppers that buy at least $150 of merchandise from any combination of MarketPlace retailers will receive a free L’OCCITANE Voyage en Provence Collection. This travel collection includes Relaxing Lavender Foaming Bath, Lavender Bonne Mère Soap, Romantic Pivoine Flora Hand Cream and Feminine Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette, all packed in the perfect pouch. It will be available through Dec. 24, or while supplies last. To redeem the gift, visit L’OCCITANE, located in the B/C Connector.

Free gift wrapping will be available from 8 a.m.—9 p.m. from Dec. 1—23, and from 8 a.m.—6 p.m. on Dec. 24 in the B/C Connector. Just present a receipt from a PHL retailer to get your gift ready to give.

“We hope to put PHL passengers in the holiday spirit with our festive activities and special events,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.

Though flying by sleigh rather than plane, Santa will visit PHL’s seven terminals to greet passengers young and old Dec. 1—24 from 4—8 p.m., Dec. 10—24 from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. and Dec. 18—24 (B/C Baggage claim only) from 3—6 p.m.

Passengers can also hear carolers performing traditional holiday songs throughout the airport on the following dates:

  • Dec. 5 from 1—3 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 from 5—7 p.m.
  • Dec. 7 from 1:30—3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 13 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 14 from 5—7 p.m.
  • Dec. 20 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 24 from 4:30—6:30 p.m.

For more information, become a fan and a follower of the Philadelphia MarketPlace Food & Shops at www.facebook.com/phlfoodandshops and www.twitter.com/phlfoodandshops.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA MARKETPLACE’S ANNA DIGREGORIO WINS INDUSTRY AWARD
1to1 Media® Announces 2014 Media Customer Champions

PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 4, 2014 — Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, has been named a Media Customer Champion by 1to1® Media, the independent publishing division of Peppers & Rogers Group. DiGregorio is one of 12 winners recently announced at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

As Director of Marketing for MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, DiGregorio works with approximately 4,000 associates at more than 170 retailers and restaurants. In her role, DiGregorio developed a customer service initiative—Cutting EDGE (Excellence Drives Great Experiences)—to help associates provide a consistent passenger experience. She also works with partners to create leadership seminars, frontline training programs and coaching sessions to reinforce high standards. DiGregorio has more than 13 years of experience in the retail marketing industry.

“Anna is dedicated to working with our merchants to provide customers with positive experiences and this recognition not only shows her passion for her work, but her knowledge of the industry.” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We are extremely proud of her leadership skills, and I congratulate her on this award.”

Now in its 10th year, 1to1 Media’s Customer Champions program recognizes customer-centric leaders who use innovative approaches to instill customer-focused strategies throughout their organizations that make a positive bottom-line impact. This year’s 12 winners join a distinctive community of more than 130 customer-centric executives.

“1to1 Media’s Customer Champions is a one-of-a-kind awards program that honors and spotlights the individuals responsible for game-changing customer-focused strategies,” said Mila D’Antonio, editor-in-chief of 1to1 Media. “From sweeping voice-of-the-customer initiatives and data analysis strategies, to employee engagement and omnichannel initiatives, these 12 winners stand for creative disruption and are responsible for advancing their organizations’ customer strategies.”

For more information about the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, please visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

ABOUT 1to1 MEDIA:
1to1® Media is THE online destination for customer strategy resources to help organizations optimize their customer experience and realize the greatest value from their customers. 1to1 Media provides resources including in-depth articles, infographics, blogs, webinars, and whitepapers that help senior executives to drive change and make customer-based initiatives the centerpiece of their strategies.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A headshot of Anna DiGregorio is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

PHL HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL RESTAURANT WEEK OCTOBER 20-27
Airport Offers $20 Prix Fixe Menus

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 14, 2014 — What do fajitas, cheesesteaks, penne and chicken marsala have in common? All are affordable, tasty entrees available during Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) fourth annual Restaurant Week, held Oct. 20-27.

PHL’s Restaurant Week will offer passengers the chance to enjoy pre-selected, three-course menus for $20 per person. (Some restrictions apply; see restaurant menus for details.) Participating restaurants include:

  • Cantina Laredo (Concourse E)
  • Chickie’s & Pete’s (Terminal A West, Concourses C, D & E)
  • Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Concourse B)
  • Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant (Concourse A East)
  • Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Concourses B & D)
  • Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector)
  • Local Tavern (Terminal F)
  • Re:Vive Bar (Terminal F)
  • Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C)
  • Vino Volo (Terminal A West, Concourse B, B/C & D/E Connectors)

“Whether you’re a Philly native, or a first time visitor, there’s something delicious for everyone to enjoy during Restaurant Week,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “The prix fixe menus offer passengers an budget-friendly option to enjoy signature dishes from our exciting line-up of restaurants.”

For more information about Restaurant Week and the more than 170 retail and dining locations at PHL, visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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Chickie’s & Pete’s and Fire & Ice Named PHL’s
Restaurant and Retailer of the First Quarter 2014-2015

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 13, 2014 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Chickie’s & Pete’s, Terminal A West, and Fire & Ice, Terminal F, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q1 2014-2015.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philadelphia favorite, serving its renowned crab fries and signature seafood dishes. It was named the number one sports bar in America by ESPN and offers additional locations at PHL in Concourses C, D and E.

Fire & Ice offers a variety of unique fine jewelry in silver, gold and gemstones, as well as fossils and one-of-a-kind art glass from around the world. Travelers can also shop at PHL’s B/C Connector location.

“We are proud to recognize the hard work of the employees at Chickie’s & Pete’s and Fire & Ice,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Thank you to our teams for always providing customers with exceptional service.”

For more information about Philadelphia Marketplace’s line-up of more than 170 retail and dining locations, please visit philamarketplace.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Donna Cignarella of Fire & Ice, Glenn Mosher and Anna Doucoure of Chickie’s & Pete’s, is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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FIRST-EVER L’OCCITANE AT PHL ALLOWS PASSENGERS TO EXPERIENCE A “OUI” BIT OF FRANCE
Philadelphia MarketPlace Adds To Its Diverse Lineup of 170+ Food and Retail Offerings

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 26, 2014 — Passengers can now experience the French retail scene, without ever leaving Philadelphia. The grand opening of PHL’s first-ever L’OCCITANE en Provence took place yesterday in the B/C Connector. Representatives from MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, the Department of Aviation and L’OCCITANE celebrated the arrival of the French beauty boutique with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“The addition of another global retail brand helps us adapt to the changing demands of our 30.7 million passengers,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “I’m excited to introduce L’OCCITANE into our portfolio of merchants.”

L’OCCITANE is a global and natural ingredient-based skincare, body care and fragrance brand with strong regional roots in Provence, France. Products include personal care for the face, body and hair for women and men, as well as items for the home, travel and gifts.

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

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

ABOUT L’OCCITANE:
Founded by Olivier Baussan over 35 years ago, L’OCCITANE captures the true art de vivre of Provence, offering a sensorial immersion in the natural beauty, fragrance and lifestyle of the south of France. From the texture of L’OCCITANE products to their scent, each skincare, body care and fragrance formula promises pleasure through beauty and well-being—a moment rich in enjoyment and discovery that goes beyond tangible benefits to create a different experience of Provence. With traceable, efficacious ingredients, experiential formulations, and a commitment to social responsibility, L’OCCITANE unites nature and lifestyle to provide peaceful, earthly calm with the benefit of visible, tangible results. L’OCCITANE products are available at usa.loccitane.com and in 200+ boutiques throughout the U.S.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the ribbon cutting is embedded in this email. Pictured are (L-R): Mel Hannah, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; Diane Williams, L’Occitane; Hattie Foster, Corliss Stone-Littles; Mark Gale, Philadelphia International Airport

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Nicole Parker
For L’OCCITANE en Provence
646-284-9285
Nicole.Parker@loccitane.com

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AWARDS 2013-2014 MERCHANT OF THE YEAR
Chickie’s and Pete’s Named “EDGE!” Winner

PHILADELPHIA — September 22, 2014 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) congratulates Chickie’s and Pete’s in Terminal A West as the 2013-2014 “Merchant of the Year” award recipient. The announcement came during a casino-themed celebration held at the IATSE Ballroom.

Anna Doucoure and Glenn Mosher, managers for Chickie’s and Pete’s, were awarded $1,000,the EDGE! trophy and the coveted title of Merchant of the Year. Chickie’s and Pete’s has been a Philadelphia name for decades, enchanting guests with zesty cuisine and a fun atmosphere. Voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar on the East Coast, Chickie’s and Pete’s serves guests at four locations throughout PHL.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants for providing great customer service to passengers 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 merchant with the most points is named Merchant of the Quarter, and the merchant with the most points overall is named Merchant of the Year.

The restaurant and retail quarterly winners for 2013-2014 include:

  • Q1: Chickie’s & Pete’s (Terminal A West) and Roster (B/C Connector)
  • Q2: Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Terminal D) and InMotion Entertainment (D/E Connector)
  • Q3: Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Terminal B) and Soundbalance (Terminal F)
  • Q4: Cibo Bistro Gourmet Market (Terminal C) and Brighton Collectibles (B/C Connector)

“Chickie’s and Pete’s is recognized by travelers and locals as a Philly staple but tonight, we honor them for their commitment to their team and airport visitors,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, the company responsible for the management and leasing operations of PHL’s 160 retail locations. “We’re proud of the work Jill’s team does and congratulate all of the merchants who were recognized this year.”

Additional EDGIE awards were presented to the following merchants:

  • Best New Store Opening: Aldo Lamberti Trattoria, Terminal C
  • Community Outreach: Hudson Group and Chickie’s and Pete’s
  • Employee of the Year: Peter Krall, Legal Sea Foods, B/C Connector
  • Location with the Highest Overall Customer Service: The Body Shop, B/C Connector
  • Location with the Most Creative Design Construction/Remodel: Starbucks, B/C Connector
  • Most Exciting Food & Cocktail Location: Local Tavern, Terminal F
  • Outstanding Achievement: Construction Department, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
  • Retail Location with the Best Merchandise Display: Roster, B/C Connector

For more information about the MarketPlace Philadelphia Management retail program, please visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of Chickie’s and Pete’s team members is embedded in this email. Pictured are (L-R): Matt Puka, Rick Kirkland, Pete Ciarrocchi, Joe Campbell, Jill Dresnin, Matthew Davis, Wanza Carter, and Anna Doucoure.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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Cibo Bistro Gourmet Market and Brighton Collectibles Named PHL’s
Restaurant and Retailer of the Fourth Quarter 2013-2014

PHILADELPHIA — July 21, 2014 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Cibo Bistro Gourmet Market, Terminal C, and Brighton Collectibles, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q4 2013-2014.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Cibo Bistro Gourmet Market offers passengers healthy options while traveling. The menu consists of a wide array of products including specialty snacks and drinks. This express market also carries a selection of vegan and organic foods.

Brighton Collectibles offers a stylish collection of handbags, jewelry, charms, eyewear and other accessories. With more than 160 stores across the country, Brighton Collectibles prides itself as a heritage brand that resulted from the vision of two high school sweethearts.

“We hold our merchants to the highest levels of customer service, and the winners this quarter are no exception,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to Cibo Gourmet Market and Brighton Collectibles on being named merchants of the fourth quarter.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Liz Lloyd, manager of Cibo, and Lydia Toller, manager of Brighton, is embedded in this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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FIRST-EVER SUBWAY AT PHL ALLOWS PASSENGERS TO “EAT FRESH”
Philadelphia MarketPlace Adds To Its Diverse Lineup of 170+ Food and Retail Offerings

PHILADELPHIA — July 18, 2014 — Sandwich lovers now have another way to satisfy their cravings at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The grand opening of PHL’s first-ever Subway took place this week in the B/C Connector. Representatives from MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, the Department of Aviation and Subway celebrated the arrival of the sandwich restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We’re excited to offer passengers another fresh, healthy option as they travel through the airport,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “I’m pleased to welcome Subway to the family of merchants at PHL.”

Headquartered in Milford, Conn., Subway is the world’s largest restaurant chain with more than 40,000 locations in 100 countries. The chain is known for its fresh, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps. It also serves a selection of salads, baked goods and beverages.

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

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the ribbon cutting is embedded in this email. Pictured are (L-R): Mel Hannah, Ernest Strother, Michael Jackson, Robert Strother and Mark Gale.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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COFFEE LOVERS UNITE: STARBUCKS OPENS FIRST-EVER LOCATION AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Philadelphia MarketPlace Adds To Its Diverse Lineup of 170+ Food and Retail Offerings

PHILADELPHIA — June 23, 2014 — It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The grand opening of Starbucks Coffee took place today in PHL’s B/C Connector.

Representatives from the MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, the Department of Aviation, HMSHost and Starbucks celebrated the arrival of the world-famous coffee brand with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities for Philadelphia, was on-hand to offer remarks and enjoy the first official cup of coffee.

“Philadelphia International Airport is a world-class destination, so we are continuously looking to establish partnerships with global brands such as Starbucks to expand our offerings for passengers,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.

The PHL Starbucks location is operated by global restaurateur HMSHost, which has a longstanding partnership with the brand. Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Passengers can expect traditional Starbucks food and beverage options.

Throughout the next few months passengers will notice a few other new retail additions throughout the seven terminals at PHL. A new Pandora location opened its doors earlier this month, and PHL is set to welcome L’Occitane and Finish Line later this summer.

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

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the ribbon cutting is included in this email. Pictured are (L-R): Mel Hannah, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; Mark Gale, Philadelphia International Airport; Paul McGinn, MarketPlace Development; Rina Cutler, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities; Bryan Loden, HMSHost; Krista Kondravy, Starbucks; Michael DiCosola, MarketPlace Development.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA FLIES HIGH IN CHARITY PLANE PULL
PHL Retailers Support Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Annual Event

PHILADELPHIA — May 8, 2014 — The MarketPlace Philadelphia Management team was “pulling for the house” at the sixth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event. At this year’s competition, MarketPlace Philadelphia raised more than $10,000 and came in fifth place overall.

Held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac at Philadelphia International Airport, the Plane Pull is organized by the PRMH and is designed as a tug-of-war competition between teams to see who can pull a plane over the designated distance in the shortest amount of time. Most importantly, the event raises funds and awareness for PRMH, which helps local families in need.

“We have a longstanding partnership with the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and the Plane Pull event is one of our favorite initiatives,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “I’m proud of the support from our merchants and the entire team at MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.”

Merchants from the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops made in-kind donations of food and refreshments for participants to enjoy at the Plane Pull event. Participating merchants included Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Green Leafs, Jack Duggan’s, Sweet Flights, Angelina’s Panini Bar, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Le Bus, Paradies Shops, Burrito Elito, XpresSpa and Philly Steak & Gyro.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the management entity for the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning team is responsible for more than 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, as well as more than 30 specialty retail units.

The PRMH provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. The group operates two houses in Philadelphia, at Chestnut Street and Erie Street, serving a total of 63 families daily. Founded in 1974 as the very first Ronald McDonald House, PRMH is the model for nearly 300 houses throughout the world.

To find out more information about the PRMH, please visit www.philarmh.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the MarketPlace Philadelphia Management team at the sixth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Plane Pull is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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Food & Shops at East Coast Airports Offer Free Gift with Purchase for Mom’s Special Day

NEWTON, MA (April 29, 2014) — Passengers traveling through the Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport and Philadelphia International Airport this Mother’s Day are in for a treat. Managed by MarketPlace Development, an award-winning airport retail developer, these concessions programs are offering their customers a special Gift with Purchase promotion between May 1 and May 11, 2014.

Travelers who spend $100 or more at any retail store, or combination of retail stores, will receive a trendy Chevron Infinity Scarf in mint green, one of the season’s hottest colors. Chic and stylish, the scarf is the perfect gift to celebrate Mom this year. Travelers can pick up their free gift, valued at $20, by redeeming their receipts at the following locations:

LaGuardia Airport (LGA):

  • Sunglass Hut, food court near Gates D
  • InMotion Entertainment, near Gates C
  • Hudson News, Gates A, B, C & D

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

  • Heritage Books, B/C Connector
  • Stellar Books, D/E Connector

Gift tables featuring an assortment of Mother’s Day related gifts will be displayed outside participating retail stores as a convenient way for busy travelers to purchase gifts. Popular items for sale include jewelry, luggage, electronics, chocolates, apparel and accessories.

“Moms are special people and we’re delighted to offer this promotion in our Food & Shops airport programs at PHL and LGA.” says Paul McGinn, president of MarketPlace Development. “Our goal is to provide our passengers with an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience as they travel through the airport.”

About MarketPlace Development
MarketPlace Development develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport, and has also worked with numerous airports and airlines across the country.

For more information, visit:

MarketPlace Development:
www.marketplacedevelopment.com
Food & Shops:
LaGuardia Airport: www.shoplaguardia.com
Philadelphia International Airport: www.philamarketplace.com

Media Contact:
Danielle Terzian
Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications
dterzian@ciicnews.com
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JET ROCK BAR & GRILL AND SOUNDBALANCE NAMED
PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE THIRD QUARTER 2013-2014

PHILADELPHIA — April 14, 2014 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Jet Rock Bar & Grill, Terminal B, and Soundbalance, Terminal F, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q3 2013-2014.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

With another location in Terminal D, Jet Rock Bar & Grill incorporates American classics and favorite pub food selections alongside an extensive beverage selection, including 48 draft beers.

Soundbalance offers passengers eco-friendly business accessories and entertainment devices that use the latest technology and systems.

“With only one quarter remaining in our EDGE program, both Jet Rock and Soundbalance have really stepped up their game to stay competitive,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to the staff at both locations and thank you for your continued hard work.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Ed Dingler, manager of Jet Rock Bar & Grill, and David Green, manager of Soundbalance, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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ALDO LAMBERTI TRATTORIA OPENS AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Marketplace Welcomes New Food and Retail Merchants to Robust Lineup

PHILADELPHIA — April 1, 2014 — A local landmark name in Italian cuisine and seafood has arrived at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). On April 1, Aldo Lamberti Trattoria celebrated its grand opening in Terminal C.

Owned and operated by restaurateur Aldo Lamberti, the airport location joins an impressive lineup of restaurants, including Positano Coast, Caffe Aldo Lamberti and Lamberti’s Cucina. The PHL location will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Passengers can expect high-quality, fresh Italian cuisine including pizza, sandwiches and more.

“We’re excited to welcome Aldo Lamberti and his renowned Italian cuisine to the lineup of restaurants at PHL,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “It’s important to showcase the local culinary talent and flavor for the 30 million passengers that pass through this airport each year.”

Travelers will also notice a few new food and retail additions throughout the seven terminals at PHL. New locations include:

  • Currito Burrito (Terminal A East) – offers the very best fresh ingredients and Mexican flavors inside a tortilla.
  • Dunkin Donuts (Terminal A West) – serving coffee, donuts and sandwiches to help keep you running.
  • Philadelphia America (B/C Connector) – delivers unique, Philly-themed souvenirs and apparel for visitors and residents alike.

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

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Antimo Lamberti from Aldo Lamberti; Victoria Lupica from the Philadelphia Airport Division of Aviation; Giuseppe Lamberti, Aldo Lamberti and Biagio Lamberti, all from Aldo Lamberti; and Clarence LeJeune from Marketplace Philadelphia Management, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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JET ROCK BAR & GRILL AND INMOTION ENTERTAINMENT NAMED
PHL’S RESTAURANT AND RETAILER OF THE SECOND QUARTER 2013-2014

PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 22, 2014 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Jet Rock Bar & Grill, Terminal D, and InMotion Entertainment, D/E Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q2 2013-2014.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

With another location in Terminal B, Jet Rock Bar & Grill incorporates American classics and favorite pub food selections alongside an extensive beverage selection, including 48 draft beers. Jet Rock Bar & Grill is run by OTG Management, an award-winning food and beverage operator with more than 175 restaurants and eateries in 10 airports.

InMotion Entertainment brings back the fun to the traveling experience with “entertainment on the go” options. With live demonstrations of the newest electronic entertainment products—from leading brand-name headsets to cameras and camcorders to movies, music and games—the technology-trained staff offers friendly and attentive service.

“Both Jet Rock and InMotion have previously been recognized for their ongoing commitment to customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to the staff at both locations and thank you for your continued hard work.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Stacey Mulholland, manager of Jet Rock Bar & Grill, and Ankur Patel, manager of InMotion Entertainment, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS TAKE FLIGHT AT PHL

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 17, 2013 — If you’re traveling through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) this month, keep an eye out for the newest set of shopkeepers. Four students from The Enterprise Center will take on the role of owner and operator for a day at two of the airport’s retail kiosks.

The students range in age from 15-17 years old, and each will be responsible for the merchandising and operations of his or her own kiosk at the airport. They will be selling Philly-themed t-shirts, scarves and handbags, organic Shea butter personal care items and baked goods. The kiosks will be open from 7 a.m.—7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 in the B/C Connector Food Court.

“The airport is the perfect environment for any small business owner to launch their products or service,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “We’re excited to give these students an opportunity to test their products, and skills, in a dynamic retail setting.”

Since 1997, The Enterprise Center Leaders About Business program has provided innovative and award-winning programs that give young people a forum to explore entrepreneurship, develop leadership skills and serve their communities as they create viable career options for the future.

The students represent three local Philadelphia high schools: Franklin Learning Center High, Parkway West High School and Mast Community Charter High.

“We’re thankful that the airport and Philadelphia MarketPlace have given these students a venue for their first foray into a small business,” said Malyka Sankofa, program director for The Enterprise Center Leaders About Business. “They’ve spent a great deal of time and effort preparing for this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to seeing it come to life on Dec. 20.”

For more information about The Enterprise Center, please visit www.theenterprisecenter.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

CELEBRATE THE SOUNDS OF THE SEASON AT PHILADELPHIA MARKETPLACE FOOD & SHOPS

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 2, 2013 — Holiday travel will be merry and bright thanks to the Philadelphia MarketPlace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Passengers can enjoy festive events and special holiday sales throughout the month.
Passengers can get plenty of gift ideas from PHL’s exciting mix of retail merchants. Special gift tables available from 7 a.m.—10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m.—8 p.m. in the D/E Connector will showcase favorite gift items outside of storefronts.

Travelers on-the-go who need a gift for that special someone can take advantage of an exclusive gift with purchase. Shoppers that buy at least $150 of merchandise from any combination of MarketPlace retailers will receive a free BOPTM Bluetooth® Speaker from Brookstone. This compact wireless speaker delivers big sound and sticks to almost any surface with its suction cup feature. The speaker will be available through Dec. 24, or while supplies last. To redeem your gift, visit Brookstone, located in the B/C and D/E Connectors.

Free gift wrapping will be available from 8 a.m.—9 p.m. from Dec. 1—23, and from 8 a.m.—6 p.m. on Dec. 24 in the B/C Connector. Just present a receipt from a PHL retailer to get your gift ready to give.
Though flying by sleigh rather than plane, Santa will visit PHL’s seven terminals to greet passengers young and old Dec. 1—24 from 4—8 p.m., Dec. 10—24 from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. and Dec. 18—24 (B/C Baggage claim only) from 3—6 p.m.

There will also be “Secret Santas” in the airport who will give gifts to military passengers in full uniform. The men and women serving our country could receive phone cards, personal care items, restaurant gift cards and more.

Passengers can also hear Carolers dressed in Victorian finery performing traditional holiday songs throughout the airport on the following dates:

  • Dec. 1 from 1:30—3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 from 1—3 p.m.
  • Dec. 7 from 6—8 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 from 1:30—3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 14 from 3—5 p.m.
  • Dec. 15 from 1:30—3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 22 from 6—8 p.m.
  • Dec. 23 from 2—4 p.m.

“We want to make sure that all passengers visiting PHL are able to experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.

The Philadelphia MarketPlace Food & Shops will also be holding holiday contests and giveaways on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Become a fan and a follower at www.facebook.com/phlfoodandshops and www.twitter.com/phlfoodandshops.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DEBUTS 19 STORES IN NEW TERMINAL F

PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 21, 2013 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) welcomed 13 new food and beverage merchants and six stores to the airport during the unveiling of the newly expanded Terminal F on November 20.

The expansion includes 21,202 square feet of concessions space and brings PHL’s number of in-line stores to 160. The new retail options are a diverse lineup of local and national brands, including:

  • Au Bon Pain
  • Chipotle
  • Far East
  • Fire & Ice
  • Good 2 Go
  • Hudson News, two locations
  • Kiehl’s
  • Le Bus Café
  • Local Tavern, an OTG Management and Jose Garces collaborative concept
  • Philly Soft Pretzel Factory
  • Red Mango
  • Re:Vive
  • Sbarro
  • Smashburger
  • Solstice
  • Soundbalance
  • Tony Luke’s
  • XpresSpa, with massage, barber/hair, and shower services

Additionally, the Terminal F Expansion project offers a brand new 300+ seat food court. A new information counter is available to passengers in the terminal’s hub with bright décor and a customer-friendly design. Terminal F serves more than five million passengers annually, offering 38 gates. The $127 million project was completed in partnership with US Airways and the Department of Aviation. The expansion of Terminal F created more than 300 positions through the concessions program.

“We’re excited about the ongoing growth and expansion at PHL, which enables us to offer passengers even more shopping and dining choices,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, of the seventh expansion project with the Department of Aviation.

For more information on the new Terminal F merchants, as well as PHL’s complete listing of food and shops, please visit philamarketplace.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of Mayor Michael A. Nutter; Robert Isom, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of US Airways; Mark Gale, Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia International Airport; and Paul McGinn, President of Marketplace Development—is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

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The 2013 MEDWeek Outreach showcases and celebrates various opportunities for minority entrepreneurs to learn about business ventures. Below are photos and highlights from the week’s events.

Philadelphia, PA October 26, 2013

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PHL HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL RESTAURANT WEEK OCTOBER 21-28
Airport Offers $20 Prix Fixe Menus

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 16, 2013 — Craving lobster during your layover? Hungry for a cheesesteak after checking your luggage? Passengers can chow down on these dishes and more at Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) third annual Restaurant Week, held Oct. 21-28.

Restaurant Week will offer passengers the chance to enjoy pre-selected, three-course menus for $20 per person. (Some restrictions apply; see restaurant menus for details.) Participating restaurants include:

  • Cantina Laredo (Terminal E)
  • Chickie’s & Pete’s (Terminal A West, Terminals C, D & E)
  • Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Terminals A West & B)
  • Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant (Terminal A East)
  • Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Concourses B & D)
  • Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector)
  • Local Tavern (Concourse F)
  • Re:Vive Bar (Concourse F)
  • Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C)
  • Vino Volo (Terminal A West, Concourse B, B/C & D/E Connectors)

“The diverse, prix fixe menus give passengers the opportunity to enjoy premium menu items while traveling through PHL,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “We hope that they take advantage of this program while dining at one of our award-winning restaurants.”

For more information about Restaurant Week and all of the Food & Shops at PHL, visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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Chickie’s & Pete’s and Roster Named PHL’s
Restaurant and Retailer of the First Quarter 2013-2014

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 14, 2013 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Chickie’s & Pete’s, Terminal A West, and Roster, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q1 2013-2014.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philadelphia favorite, serving its renowned crab fries and signature seafood dishes. It was named the number one sports bar in America by ESPN and offers additional locations at PHL in Concourses C, D and E.

Roster brings out the fan in everyone—whether you’re just visiting or a Philly native. Carrying the latest selection of hometown team apparel and gifts, Roster puts the ballpark, stadium, arena and rink together all in one store. Roster has the fashion, fabric and fit to meet the needs of the most passionate fans.

“As past Merchant of the Quarter winners, both Chickie’s & Pete’s and Roster have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to everyone at both locations and thank you for your continued hard work.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Sean Perazzelli, manager of Roster, and Rick Kirkland, general manager of Chickie’s & Pete’s, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AWARDS 2012-2013 MERCHANT OF THE YEAR
Jet Rock Bar & Grill Named “EDGE!” Winner

PHILADELPHIA — September 19, 2013 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) congratulates Jet Rock Bar & Grill as the 2012-2013 “Merchant of the Year” award recipient. The announcement came during a black and white-themed celebration held at the Hotel Monaco yesterday.

Ed Dingler, manager for Jet Rock Bar & Grill, was awarded $1,000, the EDGE! trophy and the coveted title of Merchant of the Year. Jet Rock Bar & Grill is run by OTG Management, an award-winning food and beverage operator with more than 175 restaurants and eateries in 10 airports. Founder and owner Rick Blatstein first ventured into the airport space at PHL more than 17 years ago.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants for providing great customer service to passengers 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 merchant with the most points is named Merchant of the Quarter, and the merchant with the most points overall is named Merchant of the Year.

The restaurant and retail quarterly winners for 2012-2013 include:

  • Q1: Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Terminal B) and Fire & Ice (B/C Connector)
  • Q2: Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector) and Rosetta Stone (Terminals B and C)
  • Q3: Vino Volo (D/E Connector) and InMotion Entertainment (B/C Connector)
  • Q4: Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant (Concourse A East) and Roster (B/C Connector)

“Jet Rock Bar & Grill has demonstrated the highest level of customer service and continues to show outstanding growth and development here at PHL,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, the company responsible for the management and leasing operations of PHL’s 160 retail locations. “We’re very proud of Ed and the rest of the Jet Rock team—and offer our congratulations to all of the merchants who were recognized this year.”

Additional EDGE! awards were presented to the following merchants:

  • Best New Store Opening: Pinkberry
  • Retail Location with the Best Merchandise Display: Tumiv
  • Location with the Most Creative Design Construction/Remodel: Chickie’s & Pete’s Gate Expansion, C31
  • Location with the Highest Overall Customer Service: The Body Shop
  • Most Exciting Food & Cocktail Location: Sky Asian Bistro
  • Location with the Best “Green” Practices: Chickie’s & Pete’s
  • Outstanding Achievement: MarketPlace Badging Department
  • Community Outreach: Time to Fly

For more information about the MarketPlace Philadelphia Management retail program, please visit www.philamarketplace.com

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of Gabe Ferraro, Stacey Mulholland, Lauren Tobin, Ed Dingler, Kelly Estelow and Nick Meisbergeris—all of Jet Rock Bar & Grill—is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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CUPCAKES ON THE FLY AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Local Food Truck Vendor, Cupcakeology, Arrives at PHL

PHILADELPHIA — September 9, 2013 — Traveling through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is now a piece of “cupcake” thanks to the addition of Cupcakeology. The airport’s newest kiosk, located in Terminal B, is serving up an array of sweet treats for passengers.

Among the more than 40 flavors to choose from, some of Cupcakeology’s leading sellers include: Lemon Drop, a light lemon cupcake filled with a lemon curd with lemon butter cream frosting; What’s Up Doc, which features sweet carrots, walnuts and raisins, all packed into a cinnamon infused cupcake with a cream cheese frosting; and the Cookie Monster, which boasts Madagascar bourbon vanilla speckled with crushed Oreo cookies with an Oreo cookie and cream frosting.

“Opening a kiosk is a great opportunity for merchants to try their business in the airport environment, which sees more than 30 million passengers each year,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, the company responsible for the management and leasing operations of PHL’s 160 retail locations. “We’re pleased to welcome Cupcakeology to our diverse mix of merchants.”

Cupcakeology is a local bakery based in Collingdale, Pa. The business was founded by husband and wife team, Robert and Jennifer Morris. Jennifer has been baking her own pound cakes since the age of nine, and Robert has commercial baking experience from past positions as a kitchen manager. Cupcakeology ships nationwide and also offers catering services.

For more information about specialty leasing opportunity at PHL and the MarketPlace Philadelphia Management retail program, please visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the Cupcakeology kiosk at PHL is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LANDS TWO TOP-10 BEST AIRPORT FOOD AWARDS
Chickie’s and Pete’s and Vino Volo selected by readers of USA Today and 10Best

PHILADELPHIA — Aug. 20, 2013 — Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Chickie’s and Pete’s and Vino Volo have been voted as two of the top-ten “Best U.S. Airport Food” venues by voters in 10Best.com’s Readers’ Choice Contest, sponsored in partnership with USA Today. The ten winners were determined by the most online votes received over a four-week period from among 20 nominees selected by travel columnist Harriet Baskas. The nominees were selected based on food, service, location, uniqueness, friendliness and ambiance.

In recognizing Chickie’s and Pete’s, which has four locations at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), 10Best.com lauded this popular, Philadelphia seafood and sports bar for its “casual and convivial” atmosphere, mouth-watering menu and good location to watch a game. Vino Volo, which also has four locations at PHL and was selected by readers of USA Today and 10Best for various airport locations, was recognized as being “the reliable, go-to option for travelers … with a menu that includes a great choice of wine and a nice range of food options.”

“We’re proud that both Chickie’s and Pete’s and Vino Volo have been selected by voters nationwide for their great food, great service, and dining environment,” said Clarence LeJeune, regional vice president of MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace), the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the redevelopment of the food and retail program throughout PHL. He continued, “Given that our goal is to create exceptional shopping and dining experiences for the 30.2 million passengers traveling through PHL each year, these readers’ choice awards are particularly rewarding.” PHL showcases more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units.

Legal Sea Foods, which has a very popular location in the B/C Connector at PHL, was also recognized in the poll for their location at Logan Airport.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HOSTS JOB FAIR TO RECRUIT 300+ POSITIONS
In Partnership with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Airport Aims to Support Terminal F Expansion

PHILADELPHIA — July 24, 2013 — The Philadelphia International Airport and MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, in conjunction with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, will host a job fair on Tuesday, July 30 at Lincoln Financial Field from 10 a.m.—3 p.m. The primary purpose of the job fair is to recruit for positions that will be available for the newly redesigned Terminal F, as well as all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The new terminal is expected to open in fall 2013.

More than 30 retail, beverage and service providers from the airport will be in attendance to meet with interested applicants and collect resumes to fill the 300 available jobs. Some merchants will be conducting interviews on the spot. Available positions range from entry level to management, including sales associate, supervisor, line cook, server and housekeeping.

“We’re excited to launch an outstanding lineup of food, retail and service options for passengers this year,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, the company responsible for the management and leasing operations of PHL’s 160 retail locations.

The event will be held in partnership with Councilman Johnson who represents Philadelphia’s Second District, which includes Philadelphia International Airport. He is committed to job training and access to employment for constituents in his district and throughout the city.

The event is free and prior registration is not required. Individuals must bring a copy of their resume for entrance into the event and should bring additional copies to distribute to employers on site. Please visit www.philamarketplace.com for more information.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions program at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, and has also worked with numerous airports and airlines across the country.
Web: www.marketplacedevelopment.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the award-winning food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Twitter: @phlfoodandshops. Facebook: PHLFoodandShops.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant and Roster Named PHL’s
Restaurant and Retailer of the Fourth Quarter 2012-2013

PHILADELPHIA — July 22, 2013 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant, Concourse A East, and Roster, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q4 2012-2013.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Since opening in 2002, Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant has been the only Irish pub serving travelers at PHL. The combination of its relaxed atmosphere and pub-style food is a favorite of many passengers. The menu consists of deli sandwiches and salads to traditional Irish fare, and a full bar rounds out offers something for everyone.

Roster brings out the fan in everyone—whether you’re just visiting or a Philly native. Carrying the latest selection of hometown team apparel and gifts, Roster puts the ballpark, stadium, arena and rink together all in one store. Roster has fashion, fabric and fit to meet the needs of the most passionate fans.

“We hold our merchants to the highest levels of customer service, and the winners this quarter are no exception,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant and Roster on being named merchant of the fourth quarter.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions program at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, and has also worked with numerous airports and airlines across the country.
Web: www.marketplacedevelopment.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the award-winning food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Twitter: @phlfoodandshops. Facebook: PHLFoodandShops.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Erin Zwiercan, manager of Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant, and Sean Perazzelli, general manager of Roster, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Retailers and Restaurateurs Invited to Leasing Outreach Forum at Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia — July 2, 2012 — MarketPlace Philadelphia Management and MarketPlace Development, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, will host a leasing outreach forum on Thursday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Airport Marriott, 1 Arrivals Road, Philadelphia. Local, regional and national retailers, as well as quick service food operators and restaurateurs, are invited to learn about the leasing opportunities available in the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

The purpose of the event is to discuss the retail and food/beverage program at PHL and to inform qualified food, beverage and retail operators of locations that will become available throughout all terminals. In addition, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management aims to facilitate communication and encourage business relationships and new jobs in Philadelphia.

The airport environment presents an exciting opportunity for merchants to benefit from captive passenger traffic and a strong demand for quality dining and retail. PHL gives merchants the potential to reach 30.7 million passengers each year, in addition to more than 20,000 employees who work at PHL on a daily basis.

“The business opportunities for both Philadelphia-area and national merchants at PHL are outstanding,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “With the addition of new locations throughout the airport, there’s even more potential for businesses to grow.”

To attend the forum, please call Mignon Buckholtz at 215-937-1200 or register online.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions program at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, and has also worked with numerous airports and airlines across the country.
Web: www.marketplacedevelopment.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the award-winning food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Twitter: @phlfoodandshops. Facebook: PHLFoodandShops.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA FLIES HIGH IN CHARITY PLANE PULL
Team Raises Money and Awareness for Ronald McDonald House in Fifth Annual Plane Pull

PHILADELPHIA — May 8, 2013 — The team at MarketPlace Philadelphia Management pulled their weight, and more, at the fifth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event on Saturday, May 4.

Held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac at Philadelphia International Airport, the Plane Pull is organized by The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and is designed as a tug-of-war competition between teams to see who can pull a plane over the designated distance in the shortest amount of time. Most importantly, the event raises funds and awareness for PRMH, helping local families in need.

MarketPlace Philadelphia raised more than $10,000 for the Plane Pull event. Bob Mullen, Construction Manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia, collected $3,820 and was named highest fundraiser among all of the participants. Additionally, merchants from the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops made in-kind donations of food and refreshments that totaled more than $4,500. Participating merchants included The Paradies Shops, Departure Spa, Minute Suites, Time to Fly, Chick-Fil-A, Philly Soft Pretzels, Philly Bends & Twists, Jack Duggan’s, Villa Pizza, Wendy’s, Sweet Flights, Au Bon Pain, Green Leaf, Le Bus Café, Peet’s Coffee, Good 2 Go, Dunkin Donuts, Roster, Angelina’s Panini Bar, Chickie’s & Pete’s.

“There were plenty of winners, but none bigger than the area families supported by the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “We are proud to be able to share in the success of the annual Plane Pull event.”

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the management entity for the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning team is responsible for more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, as well as more than 30 specialty retail units.

The PRMH provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. The group operates two houses in Philadelphia, at Chestnut Street and Erie Street, serving a total of 63 families daily. Founded in 1974 as the very first Ronald McDonald House in the world, PRMH is the model for nearly 300 houses throughout the world.

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

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the MarketPlace Philadelphia Management team at the fifth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Plane Pull is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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Give Mom a Hand This Mother’s Day at Philadelphia International Airport
Gift With Purchase and Sales Offered for Passengers from May 1—12

PHILADELPHIA — April 30, 2013 — Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will celebrate moms with special sales and a gift with purchase offer, May 1—12.

Passengers that make a purchase totaling $100 or more (pretax) at any combination of retail locations will be eligible to receive a free LOVE tote in honor of Mother’s Day. Receipts must be presented at Heritage Books (B/C Connector) or Stellar Books (D/E Connector).

Select merchants are offering in-store discounts and unique gifts for mom. Travelers can pick up something special for Mom at Time to Fly, Brighton Collectibles, Time Express, Fire & Ice, Brookstone and more.

Additionally, there are numerous retail merchants featuring sale tables with merchandise for moms. Passengers can shop the sale tables from 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. in the D/E Connector.

“With options ranging from clothing to jewelry to gadgets, travelers can find the perfect gift for Mom even while they’re on the go,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of gift with purchase LOVE tote bag is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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Vino Volo and InMotion Entertainment Named PHL’s
Restaurant and Retailer of the Third Quarter 2012-2013

PHILADELPHIA — April 15, 2013 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Vino Volo, D/E Connector, and InMotion Entertainment, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q3 2012-2013.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was 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 “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Vino Volo (derived from “wine flight” in Italian) offers hand-selected wines from around the world by the glass, in flights of small pours and by the bottle for customers to take home or have shipped. A 2009 Nation’s Restaurant News Hot Concepts! award winner, Vino Volo locations offer diners such items as artisan cheeses, dry cured meats, gourmet sandwiches, salads and a signature dish of smoked salmon rolls.

InMotion Entertainment brings back the fun to the traveling experience with “entertainment on the go” options. With live demonstrations of the newest electronic entertainment products—from leading brand-name headsets to cameras and camcorders to movies, music and games—the technology-trained staff offers friendly and attentive service.

“The staff at these locations goes above and beyond to make each customer’s time at PHL an enjoyable one,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to Vino Volo and InMotion Entertainment on being named merchant of the third quarter.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Brian Gereau, manager of InMotion Entertainment, and Meg Lippincott, general manager of Vino Volo, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES POPEYES LOUISIANA CHICKEN

PHILADELPHIA — February 26, 2013 — Philadelphia may be a far cry from Louisiana, but that’s never stopped us from enjoying a taste of the South. Passengers traveling through the Philadelphia International Airport can now satisfy those Southern fried chicken cravings at Popeyes® Louisiana Chicken, located in Concourse C.

In addition to the spicy New Orleans-style chicken the international chain is famous for, Popeyes also serves Southern-fried popcorn shrimp, po’boys, lighter “Louisiana Leaux” items such as the Naked Chicken Wrap and signature sides such as red beans and rice, Cajun fries and buttermilk biscuits.

Although the PHL location has been in operation since early February, representatives from Philadelphia International Airport and Popeyes staff celebrated with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Feb. 25.

“With its one-of-a-kind menu, Popeyes is an exciting new dining option for people traveling through PHL,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re always striving to expand our offerings and provide more of what travelers are looking for at the airport. Popeyes, an internationally recognized and growing brand, fits the bill perfectly.”

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport already features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services. In the last year alone, it has added Angelina’s Panini Bar, an upscale specialty market; Burrito Elito, a Mexican restaurant; TUMI, a luxury accessories store; and ROSTER, a sports apparel store; among others.

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ABOUT POPEYES® LOUISIANA KITCHEN
Founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Popeyes is a leader in the New Orleans segment of the foodservice industry and is the world’s second largest quick-service chicken concept based on the number of units. As of December 30, 2012, Popeyes had 2,104 operating restaurants in the United States, three territories, and 26 foreign countries. For more information, visit the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen website at www.popeyes.comwww.popeyes.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; Ray Lauletti, director of development for Popeyes; and Jim Tyrrell, Deputy Director of Aviation for PHL, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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MEL HANNAH ADVANCES TO VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER
Fourteen-year MarketPlace Philadelphia Management Veteran Takes On a New Role

PHILADELPHIA – Feb. 7, 2013 – MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Mel Hannah to vice president and general manager.

In his new position, Hannah manages an award-winning retail redevelopment program that covers more than 135,000 square feet of space in the Philadelphia International Airport. His responsibilities include working with merchants to maximize sales, overseeing the design and construction of restaurants and shops, and managing the day-to-day operations of the retail program.

Over the last 14 years, Hannah has played a vital role in MarketPlace Philadelphia’s success through his previous positions as manager of retail operations and, most recently, vice president of retail operations.

“Mel brings a wealth of experience and commitment to his new position,” said Clarence LeJeune, the president of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “We wish him much success and are confident that the Philadelphia project is in good hands.”

Prior to joining the MarketPlace Philadelphia team, Hannah worked with The Rouse Company, a Maryland-based shopping-mall developer that has since been bought by GGP, another development company. At The Rouse Company, Hannah was the regional security coordinator and director of operations at Harborplace and The Gallery in Baltimore, Md. During his tenure there, he also played an important role in the development and implementation of the Baltimore City Downtown Safety Coalition, which was instrumental in working with the Baltimore City Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to create a safe and comfortable environment in the downtown area.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A headshot of Mel Hannah is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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Legal Sea Foods and Rosetta Stone Named PHL’s
Restaurant and Retailer of the Second Quarter 2012-2013

PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 18, 2013 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Legal Sea Foods, B/C Connector, and Rosetta Stone as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q2 2012-2013.

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

Legal Sea Foods offers everything under the sea, including signature menu items such as lobster, crab cakes, New England clam chowder, shrimp, salmon and a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and takeout to PHL passengers in the B/C Connector.

As the leading language-learning software in the world, Rosetta Stone makes learning a new language second nature. Rosetta Stone has been used by millions of learners in more than 150 countries. PHL offers two kiosk locations in Terminal B and C.

“Both Legal Sea Foods and Rosetta Stone have demonstrated the commitment and dedication needed to deliver outstanding customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to the managers and staff for a job well done.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Jefferson Channel, Manager at Legal Sea Foods and David Cannon, Manager of Rosetta Stone, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT SELECTED BY METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY

NEWTON, Mass. — Jan. 9, 2013 — MarketPlace Development, a real estate firm that specializes in airport retail projects, announced it has signed a contract with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). MarketPlace will serve as the overall retail and concessions management company for both Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Washington Dulles International (IAD) airports.

MarketPlace’s ongoing airport retail development projects include the 178,000-square-foot retail development at Philadelphia International Airport and the 59,000-square-foot retail redevelopment of the Central Terminal Building at LaGuardia Airport. The company has also worked with other airports around the country, including San Francisco International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

“MarketPlace Development has the unique experience to take our concession programs to the next level, giving passengers additional shopping and dining options as they travel through both airports,” said Kathleen Verret, manager, revenue development, MWAA.

In Washington, MarketPlace will be responsible for the marketing, leasing and management of the retail and food and beverage programs at both airports. DCA has 66,000 square feet of retail space and 93 concessions locations; IAD has 90,000 square feet of retail space and 114 concessions locations. MarketPlace will work with MWAA to improve and revitalize the offerings by bringing new national, regional and local brands to both airports.

“We’re looking forward to collaborating with MWAA’s team to develop world-class food, beverage, retail and concession services for both airports,” said Paul McGinn, president of MarketPlace Development.

The official contract between MarketPlace and MWAA began January 1, 2013.

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ABOUT METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia to manage and operate Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. For more information, visit www.mwaa.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development is a dynamic real estate development firm that specializes in the planning, development and management of retail development projects at airports across the country. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, MarketPlace is a multidisciplinary firm with expertise in every facet of the business. MarketPlace has developed some of the most successful projects in the industry, with both Philadelphia International Airport and the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport having been honored with the highest accolade in the airport retail industry – the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence in Airport Concessions. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Kimberly Gibbs
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
703.417.1210
kimberly.gibbs@mwaa.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Development
215.937.1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Development
267.932.8760 x308
emily@hornercom.com

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS ARRIVE AT PHILADELPHIA MARKETPLACE FOOD & SHOPS

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 4, 2012 — Holiday travel will be merry and bright thanks to the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Passengers can enjoy festival events and special holiday sales beginning Dec. 1.

Passengers can get plenty of gift ideas from PHL’s exciting mix of retail merchants. Special gift tables available from 7 a.m.—10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m.—8 p.m. in the D/E Connector will showcase favorite gift items outside of storefronts.

Travelers on-the-go who need a gift for that special someone can take advantage of an exclusive gift with purchase! Shoppers that buy at least $200 of merchandise from any combination of Marketplace retailers will receive a free leaf necklace. The pendant is an actual leaf that has been preserved, hand-painted and then dipped in pure silver. The necklace will be available through December 24, or while supplies last. To redeem your gift, visit Fire & Ice, located in the B/C Connector.

Free gift wrapping will be available from 8 a.m.—9 p.m. from Dec. 1—23, and from 8 a.m.—6 p.m. on Dec. 24 in the B/C Connector. Just present a receipt from a PHL retailer to get your gift ready to give.

Though flying by sleigh rather than plane, Santa will visit PHL’s seven terminals to greet passengers young and old Dec. 1—24 from 4—8 p.m., Dec. 10—24 from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. and Dec. 18—24 (B/C Baggage claim only) from 3—6 p.m.

Passengers can also hear Carolers dressed in Victorian finery performing traditional holiday songs throughout the airport on the following dates:

  • Dec. 7 from 1—3 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 9 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 13 from 3—5 p.m.
  • Dec. 14 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 22 from 2—4 p.m.
  • Dec. 23 from 5—7 p.m.

“Every year our merchants look forward to the holiday activities and offerings that help put passengers in the holiday spirit,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

FORMER PA GOVERNOR ED RENDELL LANDS AT PHL FOR BOOK SIGNING

PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 19, 2012 — On the busiest travel day of the year, Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell will be at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to sign copies of his book, “A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great.”

Rendell will sign at the Heritage Booksellers location in the B/C Connector from 1—3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The store will have copies of the book available for purchase by travelers.

With chapters like “The Wussification of America” and “The Top Ten Reasons Why Most American Politicians are Wusses,” Rendell’s book explains why America’s leaders rarely call for sacrifice for the greater good—to avoid making any sacrifices themselves. Released in June 2012, “A Nation of Wusses” also revisits the high points of Rendell’s career and defines the current political landscape.

“To kick off the holiday travel season, we’re excited to host Governor Rendell at PHL,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We strive to offer our passengers a variety of activities and special events to make their time at the airport fun and enjoyable.”

Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops offers more than 160 restaurants and services for passengers to shop and dine before their flight. For more information about special events and sales, visit www.philamarketplace.com

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All credentialed media are welcome to come and photograph or film the book signing and interview Gov. Rendell. Since the event location is past security, media must be cleared by PHL’s security office.

  • Reporters and crew members must provide their first and last name, date of birth and last four digits of social security number in advance. Please allow at least two hours for security clearance.
  • Upon security clearance, media will be escorted to the event by an airport representative.
  • Interviews are encouraged and will be coordinated upon your request.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Select Airport Eateries Offer $20 Prix Fixe Menus

PHILADELPHIA — October 19, 2012 —Hungry for some fish and chips before your flight? How about a beer before you board? Passengers can enjoy a variety of food and beverage offerings during Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) second annual Restaurant Week, held Oct. 22-29.

Restaurant Week will offer passengers the chance to enjoy pre-selected, three-course menus for $20 per person. (Some restrictions apply; see restaurant menus for details.) Participating restaurants include:

  • Cantina Laredo (Terminal E)
  • Chickie’s and Pete’s (Terminal A West & Terminals C, D & E)
  • Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Terminals A West & B)
  • Jack Duggan’s Bar (Terminal A East)
  • Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Terminals B & D)
  • Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector)
  • Sky Asian Bistro (Terminal C)
  • Vino Volo (Terminal A West and B/C & D/E Connectors)

“Passengers can take advantage of the prix fixe discount while enjoying exceptional cuisine during their travels through PHL,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.
For more information about Restaurant Week and all of the Food & Shops at PHL, visit www.philamarketplace.com.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITORS NOTE: A sample Restaurant Week menu from Sky Asian Bistro is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 15, 2012 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Jet Rock Bar & Grill, Terminal B, and Fire & Ice, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q1 2012-2013.

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

With another location in Terminal D, Jet Rock Bar & Grill incorporates American classics and favorite pub food selections alongside an extensive beverage selection, including 48 draft beers.

Fire & Ice offers passengers a wide variety of unique treasures, including everything from handcrafted gold and silver jewelry to intricate art glass.

“Jet Rock Bar & Grill and Fire & Ice have set the bar very high as we begin a new year of customer service initiatives,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “The staff at these locations goes above and beyond to make sure each passenger’s time at PHL is enjoyable.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Ed Dingler, manager of Jet Rock Bar & Grill, and Donna Cignarella, Manager of Fire & Ice, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

New Merchants Touch Down at Philadelphia International Air
Philadelphia, PA August 20, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — Aug. 20, 2012 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently added two new food and retail options to its already extensive directory of local and national brands: Angelina’s Panini Bar and ROSTER. Additionally, passengers can expect more openings later this year.

PHL’s newest dinning option is Angelina’s Panini Bar located in Terminal A West. Angelina’s is an upscale specialty panini market that offers fresh, hearty and organic options for busy travels in need of a quick bite. While the focus is healthy cuisine, the oven-toasted and grilled panini creations deliver strong flavor and creative ingredients.

It only makes sense that a city so devoted to sports would add a top-line apparel store such as ROSTER to its winning retail lineup. ROSTER, located in B/C Connector, offers a wide selection of sports apparel, combining fashion, lifestyle brands and licensed team products. Its high-quality products feature Philly’s favorite teams including the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers.

“Our goal is to provide passengers with a diverse, exciting lineup of national and local retail options,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re pleased to welcome Angelina’s Panini Bar and ROSTER to our merchant mix.”

The Paradies Shops Collect Donations to Support Local USO

PHILADELPHIA — August 16, 2012 — The Paradies Shops, operators of the CNBC News Philadelphia shops at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have teamed up with passengers to support the local Liberty USO. Through the “Treats for Troops” programs, travelers shopping at participating Paradies locations can add any store item to their purchase, and the staff will deliver the donated merchandise to the USO to be sent overseas.

Since its launch in June, the program has collected more than 6,000 units of merchandise totaling more than $13,500. Donated items include non-perishable food and beverages, magazines and reading materials, travel-sized sundries and just-for-fun souvenirs or gifts. In addition to customer donations, the Paradies Shops have given 500 neck pillows to Treats for Troops.

“Delivering first-class customer service and being good stewards in the communities we serve go hand-in-hand at The Paradies Shops,“ said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of The Paradies Shops. “Giving to those in need and paying it forward have always been important to the Paradies family and to The Paradies Shops; and we believe in doing so on a local level, where real community outreach and involvement matter most.”

Throughout its 52-year history, the Paradies Shops and Paradies family have given countless dollars and gifts by sponsoring events, supporting educational scholarships and making charitable donations all focused on strengthening the communities where the company has a presence. Paradies hopes that this donation program will help to create a greater and more lasting social impact on local communities and on the nation by supporting the Troops and USO.

“The Liberty USO is a cause that is important to many of our merchants—especially Paradies Shops,” said Clarence LeJeune, president of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “We’re very proud of our passengers and Paradies’ ongoing efforts to benefit this worthy cause.”

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the management entity for the food and retail program throughout PHL. The award-winning team is responsible for more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, as well as more than 30 specialty retail units.

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PHILADELPHIA — July 17, 2012 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Vino Volo, International Terminal A West, and Fire & Ice, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q4 2011-2012.

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

With additional locations in Terminal B as well as the B/C and D/E Connectors, Vino Volo is an upscale wine bar and tasting lounge serving a wide variety of wines and small plate dishes.

Fire & Ice offers passengers a wide variety of unique treasures, including everything from handcrafted gold and silver jewelry to intricate art glass.

“The teams at both Vino Volo and Fire & Ice consistently set a good example, ensuring each guest receives exceptional customer service and has an enjoyable experience,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “A big thank you to everyone at both locations for going above and beyond on a daily basis.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo (L-R) of Brodie Dollinger, Manager of Vino Volo, and Donna

Cignarella, Manager of Fire & Ice, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Watts

For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management

267-932-8760 Ext.308

emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management

215-937-1200

adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Team Raises Money and Awareness for Ronald McDonald House in Fourth Annual Plane Pull

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHILADELPHIA — May 21, 2012 — The team at MarketPlace Philadelphia Management flexed their muscles for a good cause at the fourth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event on Saturday, May 19.

Held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac at Philadelphia International Airport, the Plane Pull is organized by The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and is designed as a tug of war competition between teams to see who can pull a plane over the designated distance in the shortest amount of time. Most importantly the event raises funds and awareness for PRMH, helping local families in need.

MarketPlace Philadelphia raised more than $3,500 for the Plane Pull event. Combined with other fundraising efforts for PRMH, the team has raised nearly $10,770 in the past year.

“The plane pull is bigger and better every year, and has become a tradition Marketplace Philadelphia Management is proud to support,” said Clarence LeJeune, president of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “Competition is always high for raising the most amount of money, but at the end of the day the true winners are everyone invested in helping local families through this extraordinary event.”

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the management entity for the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning team is responsible for more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, as well as more than 30 specialty retail units.

The PRMH provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. The group operates two houses in Philadelphia, at Chestnut Street and Erie Street, serving a total of 63 families daily. Founded in 1974 as the very first Ronald McDonald House in the world, PRMH is the model for nearly 300 houses throughout the world.

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

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the MarketPlace Philadelphia Management team at the fourth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Plane Pull is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For Marketplace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA May 15, 2012 —The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently added several exciting food and retail options. Additionally, passengers can expect more openings later this year.
New offerings include:

  • Burrito Elito (Terminal C) – serving up Mexican favorites including burritos, tacos, fajitas and quesadillas. Check out the “Wall of Flame” which features more than 75 different varieties of hot sauce.
  • d_parture spa (Terminal F)– relax at the first and only eco-friendly airport spa. Enjoy a back or foot massage while you wait for your flight.
  • Tech Interaction (Terminal C) – travelers can pick up the latest technology and accessories for phones, computers, cameras and more. Keeping up with innovative trends, passengers will have a new experience each time they shop.
  • Time to Fly (B/C Connector) – pick up the latest styles of high-end watches. Popular brands include Michael Kors, Diesel, Kenneth Cole, Nautica and Anne Klein.
  • TUMI (B/C Connector) – for more than 30 years, TUMI has been a leading brand of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories. Passengers can purchase TUMI’s best sellers as well as the latest collections.

“We are constantly in pursuit of new and exciting retailers and restaurants,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Adding these great stores and eateries will give our 31.8 million passengers at PHL even more options.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of PHL’s TUMI location is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA — May 8, 2012 — Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will celebrate moms with a special sale from Ma
Philadelphia, PA May 7, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — May 7, 2012 — Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will celebrate moms with a special sale, May 7—13.

Select merchants are offering unique in-store discounts, available to passengers via a QR code. Travelers can pick up something special for Mom in The Body Shop, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Crocs, Fire & Ice, Life is Good, Sunglass Hut, XpresSpa and more. For a complete list, visit www.demotesturl.net/philamarket/promotions/.

Additionally, there are numerous retail merchants featuring sale tables with merchandise for moms. Passengers can shop the sale tables from 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. in the D/E Connector.

“With options ranging from clothing to jewelry to gadgets, travelers can find the perfect gift for Mom even while they’re on the go,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

MarketPlace Development Leads Green Initiatives at PHL and LGA Airports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK / PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 23, 2012 — While Earth Day is celebrated annually every April, MarketPlace Development, a Massachusetts-based retail development firm that develops, leases and manages airport retail programs, thinks “green” all year long.

Developed and managed by MarketPlace Development, the Food & Shops retail programs at Philadelphia International Airport and LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal are making a difference through their recycling efforts.

Recycled waste from 200+ restaurants and shops has added up to significant and meaningful savings in landfills, and oil, water and tree conservation. On an annual basis, nearly 1,000 tons of waste from these programs is recycled. Repurposed cardboard, glass, aluminum, plastic and paper have saved thousands of cubic feet of landfill space and have helped to conserve 4.3 million gallons of water, 147,800 gallons of oil and more than 15,000 trees. In addition, used fryer oil has been collected and converted into nearly 15,000 gallons of biodiesel fuel.

MarketPlace Development has been recognized for its recycling efforts by airport authorities. At Philadelphia International Airport, Assistant Operations Manager Bill Gardiner recently received an Award of Appreciation for his ongoing environmental stewardship at the airport. Deputy Director, Calvin Davenger, of the Division of Aviation, presented the award to Gardiner at Philadelphia International Airport’s annual Earth Day celebration on April 20.

“Recycling and conservation efforts are an important part of our company and the retail programs we manage.” said Paul McGinn, president of MarketPlace Development. “We’re proud of our recycling efforts at PHL and LGA and we congratulate Bill Gardiner on his award.”

About MarketPlace Development

MarketPlace Development is a Massachusetts-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage award -winning airport retail programs. MarketPlace Development is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. With offices at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building and Philadelphia International Airport, MarketPlace Development handles the development, management and leasing of all retail, food and beverage, and passenger service concessions for LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building and the seven domestic and international terminals at Philadelphia International.

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Website: www.philamarketplace.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/phlfoodandshops
Twitter: @phlfoodandshops

LaGuardia Airport Food & Shops
Website: www.shoplaguardia.com
Twitter: @ shoplaguardia

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For MarketPlace Development at LaGuardia Airport:
Danielle Terzian
Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications
845/358-3920 x14
dterzian@ciicnews.com

For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management at Philadelphia International Airport:

Emily Watts
Hornercom
267-932-8760 x308
emily@hornercom.com

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PHILADELPHIA — April 16, 2012 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Guava & Java, Concourse E, and Sweet Flights, Concourse C, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q3 2011-2012.

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

Guava & Java proudly serves Philadelphia’s finest gourmet coffee- La Colombe, as well as smoothies, fresh sandwiches and paninis. The company now serves PHL passengers at three locations: Concourse E, Concourse A-East and Concourse B.

Located in Concourse C, Sweet Flights satisfies passengers’ cravings with sweet treats sold by the pound. The store carries a wide variety of candy and snack foods, from gummy candies to European gourmet chocolates to pretzels. Sweet Flights also includes specialty gift items such as souvenirs, greeting cards, and plush bears.

“Both of these merchants go above and beyond our customer service standards to treat each passenger as a welcomed guest,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “I’m proud to recognize the team members at Guava & Java and Sweet Flights for their exceptional work this quarter.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of NAME, manager of Guava & Java, and NAME, manager of Sweet Flights, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 18, 2012 — In this case, too many cooks in the kitchen is a good thing. Celebrity chef Michael Schulson, owner of Sampan restaurant, has teamed up with OTG Management and the Philadelphia MarketPlace Food and Shops to reimagine the Sky Asian Bistro at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Sky Asian, operated by OTG Management, serves authentic Asian cuisine with an American twist. The restaurant’s new design features custom chandeliers, cherry blossom designs, and an open kitchen format. Sky Asian’s new menu features culinary delicacies found throughout Asia as well as items from Schulson’s restaurant. Passengers can enjoy everything from fresh sushi to Cantonese cuisine.

“We’re really excited to bring this fresh take on authentic Asian cuisine to Philadelphia International Airport,” says Michael Coury, Head Concept Chef for OTG. “Partnering with Michael Schulson has been a great experience; the insight he has given this concept can be seen in the wonderful details of each dish.”

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate Sky Asian’s remodeled home in Concourse C took place today. Among the officials in attendance were Schulson, Clarence LeJeune, president of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, Michael Coury, Head Concept chef for OTG Management, and Jim Tyrrell, Deputy Director of Aviation. Guests enjoyed sampling some of the restaurant’s newest menu items.

“Passengers now have a unique, relaxing, culinary retreat in Sky Asian’s redesigned environment,” said LeJeune. “We’re always striving to update and expand our offerings, while delivering creative food concepts to our travelers.”

For more information about Sky Asian Bistro and the more than 160 retail offerings at PHL, please visit www.philamarketplace.com

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

About OTG

OTG (www.otgmanagement.com) is an award-winning airport food & beverage operator with more than 135 restaurants and eateries in nine airports, including Minneapolis-St. Paul, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Boston Logan, Tucson, Washington National, Orlando, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia. Since its entry into airports in 1996, OTG has been recognized throughout the industry for its exceptional customer focus and ground-breaking innovation; growing to become the second largest privately-held airport food operator in the US in just over a decade.

About Sky

Offering the highest quality sushi and Asian specialties from Michael Schulson, Sky Asian Bistro fuses authentic cuisine with a fresh modern twist. Customers can enjoy culinary favorites found around Asia, a wine list offering more than 32 choices from around the globe, Asian beer and sake options, and a variety of teas to complement the meal. Like the menu, the design of the restaurant provides balance and comfort, where chefs are center stage preparing wonderful dishes in traditional fashion, and seating offers power outlets where customers can recharge. From the moment a customer walks past the state-of-the-art digital menu display and enters the inviting space, Sky Asian Bistro is designed with the traveler in mind.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Watts

For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management

267-932-8760 Ext.308

emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management

215-937-1200

adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Students Manage Airport’s Annual Gift Wrapping Station

PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 14, 2011) — Students from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) have a new assignment this holiday season. In partnership with the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Temple’s STHM students will manage and operate the airport’s annual gift wrapping station.

From Dec. 1 through Dec. 24, passengers and employees can have holiday gifts wrapped by the students, free of charge. Gift wrapping is available daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the B/C Connector. (Must show a receipt from an airport retailer to qualify.) Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops features more than 160 retail options, offering passengers guaranteed street pricing on the latest apparel, shoes, technology, jewelry, accessories and more. Since the program’s inception, this is Philadelphia Marketplace’s first ever partnership with a Greater Philadelphia university.

“The partnership with the Marketplace is another example of our deep relationship with the Philadelphia International Airport,” said Dr. Elizabeth H. Barber, Associate Dean of Temple’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. “The school wants to be a part of the dynamic tourism industry in the city, and what better place to make an impact than be in a frontline position to interact with visitors—at either their first stop or their last stop while they are visiting our city.”

To thank students for volunteering their time and talents, Marketplace Philadelphia Management will make a $5,000 donation to Temple University. Student professional organizations participating in the gift wrapping program include the STHM Student Association, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, Meeting Professionals International and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

“Teaming up with Temple students allows us to help showcase their talents, while offering the opportunity to gain real world experience in the tourism and hospitality industry,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “It’s our hope that this complimentary service will put PHL passengers in the holiday spirit.”

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ABOUT TEMPLE’S SCHOOL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is recognized as a model of excellence and a school of choice for the most diverse, academically talented individuals preparing for careers in sport, recreation, and tourism and hospitality management. It is a preeminent center for innovative education and research. STHM is also home to the Sport Industry Research Center and the world’s only National Laboratory for Tourism & eCommerce. A leader in cutting-edge executive education, STHM is a major producer of the next generation of faculty and research scholars, event producers and industry leaders. www.sthm.temple.eduwww.sthm.temple.edu

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Brandon Lausch
Temple University
215-204-4115
blausch@temple.edu

PHILADELPHIA — November 15, 2011— Philadelphia International Airport is bringing another fresh option to its Food & Shops offerings with the addition of Green Leaf’s in Concourse D. Under the tagline “beyond great salads,” Green Leaf’s offers made-to-order salads, delicious wraps, grilled Panini sandwiches, sweet smoothies and hearty homemade soups.

“We’re excited to add this healthy and delicious option to the Food & Shops at Philadelphia Airport,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re always striving to expand our offerings for travelers and provide more of what they’re looking for at the airport. Green Leaf’s is just one of our many great options for dining here.”

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony to establish Green Leaf’s new home in Concourse D was held this morning. Guests enjoyed a first-taste sampling of Green Leaf’s signature smoothies, and the new eatery offered a 20 percent discount to all travelers until 11 a.m.

Founded in 1976, Green Leaf’s offers guests healthy, top-quality meals, providing a great mix of nutritious options including Thai chicken wraps, pesto caprese Paninis and Mediterranean Greek salads. Additionally, the “Pick & Mix” salad bar offers dozens of fresh ingredients and countless possibilities to make sure airport travelers get exactly what they want when dining.

Green Leaf’s is a part of Villa Enterprise Management, which also oversees brands such as Banana’s Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, Villa Pizza and South Philly Steak and Fries. For more information or details, please visit www.villapizza.com

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Watts
For Marketplace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 ext. 308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 22, 2011) — Recently named “Best Sports Bar in North America” by ESPN, the newest location of Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant can now be found in Terminal D at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Today, the airport and MarketPlace Philadelphia Management—the manger of the food and retail program for more than 160 stores at PHL—welcomed the fourth storefront of this iconic establishment.

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony to establish Chickie’s & Pete’s new home at the top of Terminal D took place today. Among the officials in attendance were Mark Gale, A.A.E., CEO of PHL and Pete Ciarrocchi, owner of Chickie’s & Pete’s. Guests enjoyed sampling the restaurant’s infamous Crabfries® and meeting “Crabby,” Chickie’s & Pete’s mascot as well as “SoulMan,” mascot for the Philadelphia Soul. Ciarrocchi is a co-owner of the Soul.

Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philly tradition that dates back more than three decades. Owner Pete Ciarrocchi followed the culinary footsteps of his parents to create a food and entertainment brand that has become synonymous with Philly sports. The airport location will offer sandwiches, Cheesesteaks, wraps, salads and soups, mussels, shrimp, crabs and, of course, Crabfries®.

“As a Philly brand, Chickie’s & Pete’s brings the excitement and energy of our sports teams to travelers,” said Clarence LeJeune, president of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “This new location offers another venue for passengers to dine and catch a game before their flight.”

To find out more information, please visit www.chickiesandpetes.com

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ABOUT CHICKIE’S & PETE’S

The first Chickie’s & Pete’s opened in 1977, in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia by Peter Sr. and his wife Henrietta. Peter and Henrietta’s son, Pete, began experimenting with seafood recipes and the famous Crabfries® were born, making Chickie’s & Pete’s the most popular bar around. Chickie’s & Pete’s has grown to include six locations in the tri-state area. For more information, visit www.chickiesandpetes.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA—October 17, 2011—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Brooks Brothers (B/C Connector) and Chickie’s & Pete’s (International Terminal A West) as its Retailer and Restaurant of the Quarter for Q1 2011-2012.

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

Brooks Brothers, located in the B/C Connector, offers timeless classics and sound style advice for men and women in search of high-quality apparel.

Located in International Terminal A West, as well as Concourses C and E, Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philadelphia favorite, serving its renowned crab fries and signature seafood dishes.

“As past Merchant of the Quarter winners, both Brooks Brothers and Chickie’s & Pete’s have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to everyone at both locations and thank you for your continued hard work.”

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ABOUT CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S

The first Chickie’s & Pete’s was opened in 1977, in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia by Peter Sr. and his wife Henrietta. Peter and Henrietta’s son, Pete, began experimenting with seafood recipes and the Famous Crab Fries were born, making Chickie’s & Pete’s the most popular bar around. Chickie’s & Pete’s has grown to include six locations in the tri-state area. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT BROOKS BROTHERS

Brooks Brothers was founded in 1818 by Henry Sands Brooks as the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in the United States. The brand has upheld the same tradition of apparel for two centuries as a fashion institution that has shaped the American style of dress through innovation, fine quality, personal service and exceptional value. Today, Brooks Brothers has factory stores, retail stores and airport shops in over 200 locations across the United States and 70 international locations. For more information visit, www.brooksbrothers.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of Terry Haile, Brooks Brothers (L), and Peter Kelley, Chickie’s & Pete’s (R), is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA—October 14, 2011—Craving a lobster during your layover? Hungry for a cheesesteak after checking your luggage? Passengers can sample these dishes and more at Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) first-ever Restaurant Week, held Oct. 16-29.

Restaurant Week will offer passengers the chance to enjoy pre-selected, three-course menus for $25 per person. (Some restrictions apply; see restaurant menus for details.) Participating restaurants include:

  • Cantina Laredo (Concourse E)
  • Chickie’s and Pete’s (Terminal A West & Concourses C & E)
  • Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Concourses A & B)
  • Jack Duggan’s Bar (Concourse A East)
  • Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Concourses B & D)
  • Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector)
  • Vino Volo (B/C & D/E Connectors)

“The diverse, prix fixe menus give passengers the opportunity to enjoy premium menu items while traveling through PHL,” said Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “We hope that they take advantage of the discount while dining at one of our award-winning restaurants.”

For more information about Restaurant Week and all of the Food & Shops at PHL, visit www.philamarketplace.com

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITORS NOTE: A sample Restaurant Week menu from Legal Sea Foods is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For Marketplace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 ext. 308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

The Body Shop Named “EDGE!” Winner

PHILADELPHIA—September 16, 2011—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) congratulates The Body Shop as the 2010-2011 “Merchant of the Year” award recipient. The announcement came during an award-themed celebration, held at the Airport Marriott hotel.

Dominica Scott, manager of The Body Shop, will be awarded $1,000, the EDGE! trophy and the coveted title of “Merchant of the Year.” Each staff member of The Body Shop will also be rewarded.

Restaurant and retail quarterly winners for 2010-2011 include:

  • Q1: Legal Sea Foods (D/E Connector) and Brookstone (D/E Connector) Q1
  • Q2: Vino Volo (B/C Connector) and The Body Shop (B/C Connector) Q2
  • Q3: Chickie’s & Pete’s (International Terminal A West) and PGA Tour Shop (B/C Connector)
  • Q4: Earl of Sandwich (Terminal D) and Bose (B/C Connector) Q4

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants for providing great customer service to passengers 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 merchant with the most points is named Merchant of the Quarter, and the merchant with the most points overall is named Merchant of the Year.

Additional EDGIE awards were presented to the following merchants:

  • Best New Store Opening: Minute Suites
  • Most Exciting Food & Cocktail Location: Legal Sea Foods
  • Most Exciting Retail/Merchandise Storefront Display: Swarovski
  • Location that Has Received the Best Customer Commendation: Vino Volo
  • Retail Merchandising Unit (RMU) with the Most Innovated Products: Arm Candy
  • Location with the Most Creative Design/Construction: Legal Sea Foods
  • Location with the Friendliest Staff/Management Team: The Body Shop

“The Body Shop sets the bar very high with their continued dedication to strong customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re proud of Dominica and the rest of The Body Shop team—and offer our congratulations to all of the merchants who were recognized this year.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com
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Premier Philadelphia Bakery Debuts PHL Food and Shops Location

PHILADELPHIA — September 16, 2011— A haven of baked pastries and gourmet La Colombe brand coffee can now be found at the top of Terminal C. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is now home to LeBus Bakery, a Philadelphia-based staple since 1978, known for serving up the freshest breads, rolls and pastries daily.

“LeBus offers a small slice of fresh baked Philadelphia for every traveler to indulge in,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Providing passengers with superior, gourmet items is just one way we are working to diversify our dining options.”

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony to establish LeBus’s new home at the top of Terminal C took place on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Among the officials in attendance were James Tyrrell, Deputy Director of PHL, David Braverman, owner of LeBus as well as Todd Carmichael and Jean Philippe Iberti, owners of La Colombe. Guests enjoyed a first-taste sampling of pastries and coffee.

The bakery offers breakfast and lunch featuring muffins, croissants, bagels, plus hot and fresh paninis including “Fresh Mozzarella” with tomato and basil, “The Italian” with prosciutto, “Chili Roasted Chicken” and more. LeBus also offers more savory original creations such as a Thai turkey salad, brown rice nut salad and chicken caesar salad.

LeBus will also feature Philly-favorite, La Colombe coffee. For 17 years, the La Colombe creators have been devoted to sharing their appreciation for the skills of the European coffee roaster and the ever-evolving fine cuisine in America. La Colombe combines these two ideas to create a balanced and round, but not overbearing, coffee designed for the palate.

“The flying public has come to expect excellence when patronizing the Airport’s food, beverage, retail and amenity offerings,” said Airport CEO Mark Gale. “We are excited to have LeBus, a Philadelphia company, join our award-winning concessions program as we continue to strive to provide superior, food, beverage, retail, service and amenity choices for our travelers.”

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David Sterling and Rita Bhasker, owners of Guava & Java located in Terminals A East, B and E, operate the co-branded LeBus location. “We’re proud to bring this iconic, culinary brand to the Philadelphia International Airport,” said David Sterling during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

To find out more information, please visit www.lebusbakery.com and www.lacolombe.com

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For Marketplace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 ext. 308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com
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PHILADELPHIA—August 5, 2011—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Earl of Sandwich®, located in Terminal D, and Bose®, located in the B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter for Q4 2010-2011.

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

A recent addition to PHL’s restaurant mix, Earl of Sandwich, serves travelers freshly made sandwiches and salads with only the freshest ingredients, using the same recipes passed down for more than 250 years.

As a nationally recognized brand, Bose offers a variety of merchandise featuring the highest-accuracy music technology. The Bose reputation rests on the steadfast pursuit of researching, designing and building all of its own products to ensure quality sound.

“The staff, at both Earl of Sandwich and Bose, go above and beyond expectations on a daily basis to ensure that every guest has a great experience when traveling at PHL,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re proud to recognize the hard work of everyone at these locations.”

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ABOUT EARL OF SANDWICH®

Using 250 years of experience, Earl of Sandwich serves freshly made sandwiches with only the best ingredients. A family-owned operation that still uses the same recipes passed down through each generation, the original sandwich was created in 1762 by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Today, Earl of Sandwich is a national franchise with locations in more than seven states. For more information, visit www.earlofsandwichusa.com Follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/earlofsandwich and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT BOSE®
Since its development in 1964, Bose has continued to maintain a strong commitment to research, while aiming for excellence in everything they do. Bose displays its commitment and passion for innovation by developing unique sound solutions to meet virtually any audio challenge in any application, even the space program. While many products are designed for entertainment and home audio solutions, Bose sound is prevalent in both the aviation and automotive industries as well. Bose has operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia and South America. For more information visit, www.bose.com and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of Bill Williams, Earl of Sandwich (L), and Mark Ensminger, Bose (R), is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA — June 22, 2011—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently added and renovated several exciting food and retail options. Additionally, passengers can expect more openings later this year.

New and improved offerings include:

  • Eat at Joe’s (Renovated, Concourse B) – in a classic diner setting, enjoy burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches.
  • Good2Go (New, Concourse E) – offers passengers pre-packaged, freshly made sandwiches, salads and fruit.
  • Philly Steak & Gyro (Renovated, Concourse C) – serves award-winning Philly steak sandwiches and other local cuisine, including hoagies and roast pork served on freshly baked bread.
  • Vino Volo (New, International A Terminal West) – sip and eat in the upscale wine bar and tasting lounge, offering a wide variety of wines and sophisticated small plate dishes.
  • XpresSpa (New, Concourse D) – relax in the full-service spa with massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and reflexology treatments.

“These merchants will give our passengers even more options when it comes to shopping and dining, and there’s still more to come in 2011,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos of PHL’s Good2Go, Philly Steak & Gyro and Vino Volo are attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 ext. 308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Philadelphia—May 31, 2011—Marketplace Philadelphia Management and Marketplace Development, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, will host a leasing opportunity forum on June 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Airport Marriott, 1 Arrivals Road, Philadelphia. Local, regional and national retailers, as well as quick service food operators and restaurateurs, are invited to learn about the leasing opportunities that are available in the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

The purpose of the event is to discuss the retail and food/beverage program at PHL and to inform qualified food, beverage and retail operators of locations that will become available throughout all terminals, including the redevelopment of one of the Airport’s busiest Terminals, the commuter terminal, Terminal F. In addition, the Airport and Marketplace Philadelphia aim to facilitate communication and encourage business relationships and new jobs in Philadelphia.

The airport environment presents an exciting opportunity for merchants to benefit from captive passenger traffic and a strong demand for quality dining and retail. PHL gives merchants the potential to reach 30.7 million passengers each year not to mention over 20,000 employees who work at the Airport on a daily basis. New projects such as the recently completed Terminal E expansion and the D/E Connector, which have added a total of 13 new restaurants and shops to PHL, are always on the horizon. The current redevelopment of Terminal F will add up to 20 additional locations.

“PHL is an ever-changing and growing environment and represents many opportunities for merchants to launch or grow their business,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management.

To attend the forum, please call Mignon Buckholtz by June 6 at 215-937-1200 or respond online at http://philamarketplace.com/newsletters/evite201105.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The Airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.2 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 42,000. Visit the official Philadelphia International Airport website at http://www.phl.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 ext. 308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

PHILADELPHIA — April 19, 2011—Thirsty travelers can now sip a variety of refreshing beverages at Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) newest concessionaire, Jamba Juice.

Located in Concourse D, Jamba Juice offers passengers myriad menu options, including more than 30 blended-to-order whole fruit, nutritious smoothies. Travelers can also enjoy fresh squeezed juice, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, California Flatbread, salads, sandwiches, wraps, quick snacks and baked goods.

“As an internationally recognized brand, Jamba Juice adds to the diversity of our merchant mix,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Passengers will continue to experience a variety of food and shop offerings while traveling through PHL.”

Jamba Juice is committed to bringing health and happiness to customers everywhere and has been inspiring and simplifying healthy living since it opened its first California store in 1990. The company prides itself on providing better-for-you menu choices made from quality ingredients. The products adhere to strict standards including zero grams trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors and no artificial preservatives.

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ABOUT JAMBA JUICE COMPANY

Jamba, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:JMBA) wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, was founded in 1990 and is a leading destination for specialty better-for-you beverage and food offerings, including great tasting whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, hot beverages including organic coffee and tea, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches, California Flatbreads(TM), premium frozen yogurt, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. Jamba-branded products for at-home enjoyment are also available through select retailers across the Nation. Jamba has more than 740 locations nationwide with a growing presence in airports and college campuses. For more information about Jamba Juice visit our website at www.jambajuice.com or call 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Watts
For Marketplace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 ext. 308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

PHILADELPHIA—April 18, 2011—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Chickie’s & Pete’s (International Terminal A West) and PGA Tour Shop (B/C Connector) as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter for Q3 2010-2011.

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

Located in International Terminal A West, as well as Concourses C and E, Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philadelphia favorite serving their renowned crab fries and signature seafood dishes.

The PGA Tour Shop, located in the B/C Connector, offers the latest golf apparel and products for men and women.

“The staff at these locations goes above and beyond to make each customer’s time at PHL is an enjoyable one,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to Chickie’s & Pete’s and PGA Tour Shop on being named merchant of the third quarter.”

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ABOUT CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S

The first Chickie’s & Pete’s was opened in 1977, in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia by Peter Sr. and his wife Henrietta. Peter and Henrietta’s son, Pete, began experimenting with seafood recipes and the Famous Crab Fries were born, making Chickie’s & Pete’s the most poplar bar around. Chickie’s & Pete’s has grown to include six locations in the tri-state area. In 1998, Chickie’s & Pete’s opened at Veterans’ Stadium. The following year, a much larger Chickie’s & Pete’s was developed on the Roosevelt Boulevard in the Far Northeast. The largest restaurant, located in a 24,000-square-foot former Super Fresh building on Packer Avenue in South Philadelphia, seats 750, features a 70-foot bar, 12-foot TV screen and has 100 employees. For more information, visit www.chickiesandpetes.com

ABOUT THE PARADIES SHOPS

Named Best Airport Retailer for the past 16 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News, The Paradies Shops was established in 1960. A family-owned business, The Paradies Shops operates over 500 stores in more than 70 markets across the United States and Canada. With extensive experience in operating both local and national brands, to include CNBC News, PGA Tour Shops, Brooks Brothers, Brighton Collectibles, Harley-Davidson, and The New York Times Bookstores, The Paradies Shops maintains a substantial presence as one of the largest airport retailers. For more information, please visit www.theparadiesshops.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA—April 18, 2011—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Chickie’s & Pete’s (International Terminal A West) and PGA Tour Shop (B/C Connecto
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The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service and participation in marketing programs. At the end of each quarter, the food and retail merchant with the most points are named “Merchant of the Quarter” respectively.

Located in International Terminal A West, as well as Concourses C and E, Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philadelphia favorite serving their renowned crab fries and signature seafood dishes.

The PGA Tour Shop, located in the B/C Connector, offers the latest golf apparel and products for men and women.

“The staff at these locations goes above and beyond to make each customer’s time at PHL is an enjoyable one,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to Chickie’s & Pete’s and PGA Tour Shop on being named merchant of the third quarter.”

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ABOUT CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S

The first Chickie’s & Pete’s was opened in 1977, in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia by Peter Sr. and his wife Henrietta. Peter and Henrietta’s son, Pete, began experimenting with seafood recipes and the Famous Crab Fries were born, making Chickie’s & Pete’s the most poplar bar around. Chickie’s & Pete’s has grown to include six locations in the tri-state area. In 1998, Chickie’s & Pete’s opened at Veterans’ Stadium. The following year, a much larger Chickie’s & Pete’s was developed on the Roosevelt Boulevard in the Far Northeast. The largest restaurant, located in a 24,000-square-foot former Super Fresh building on Packer Avenue in South Philadelphia, seats 750, features a 70-foot bar, 12-foot TV screen and has 100 employees. For more information, visit www.chickiesandpetes.com

ABOUT THE PARADIES SHOPS

Named Best Airport Retailer for the past 16 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News, The Paradies Shops was established in 1960. A family-owned business, The Paradies Shops operates over 500 stores in more than 70 markets across the United States and Canada. With extensive experience in operating both local and national brands, to include CNBC News, PGA Tour Shops, Brooks Brothers, Brighton Collectibles, Harley-Davidson, and The New York Times Bookstores, The Paradies Shops maintains a substantial presence as one of the largest airport retailers. For more information, please visit www.theparadiesshops.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of Peter Kelly, Chickie’s & Pete’s and Terry Spevak, The Paradies Shops for PGA Tour Shop, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Award-Winning MarketPlace Philadelphia Management Showcases 160+ Merchants
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PHILADELPHIA—April 13, 2011—Passengers will be “Made in the Shade” while enjoying “Great Flights” before they “Hop a Plane” at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Sound like an ideal airport experience? It is—and travelers will experience all these offerings with MarketPlace Philadelphia Management’s new “Flying Colors” campaign.

Flying Colors is the new marketing and public service campaign promoting more than 160 stores and eateries at PHL. The just-launched campaign features color as a powerful and revolving design element. Each piece uses color to create a vibrant canvas to showcase items that can be found in the retail and dining mix at PHL. Creative copywriting ties the featured product or service back to the airport. In the background of each piece, a tapestry of merchant logos is subtly featured to reinforce the diversity of the offerings at PHL.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management has been responsible for the development, leasing, management and marketing of the concessions program at PHL since 1995. To create and execute the Flying Colors campaign, MarketPlace Philadelphia Management collaborated with longtime agency partner Jack Horner Communications Inc.

“It’s our goal to engage travelers and support our many merchants,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management, LLC. “Our new marketing campaign uses creativity to remind passengers that Philadelphia International Airport is a fun place to be.”

The launch of the new campaign underscores the ongoing growth and expansion at the airport. In partnership with PHL and US Airways, MarketPlace is currently working on a dramatic expansion of the food and retail program in Terminal F. In February 2010, the airport unveiled the Terminal E expansion, home to new food and news offerings as well as seven additional Southwest Airlines gates.

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MarketPlace Philadelphia Management was recently named “Best Concessions Management Team” by Airport Revenue News (ARN), a leading aviation trade publication. The ARN Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards are reflective of the excellence that the airport and concessionaire winners bring to the business. Additionally, five merchants at PHL were recognized by ARN in their respective categories.

For more information about the food and shops at PHL, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Samples of MarketPlace Philadelphia’s Flying Colors campaign, including a print ad, barricade and directory cover are attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

Second U.S. airport to provide a travelers’ retreat within mix of Food & Shops

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PHILADELPHIA — March 30, 2011— A private oasis right in the terminal! Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is now the second airport in the United States to offer an exciting new service through Minute Suites® that allows passengers to relax, conduct business and even sleep in spacious, private suites between flights or during long delays. PHL joins the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, in adding this unique passenger service.

“Unique and personalized services, like Minute Suites®, are what we strive to deliver for our passengers at PHL,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re continuing to diversify our food and shops mix by providing a private, relaxing retreat within the airport, making traveling even more enjoyable.”

Minute Suites® at PHL will feature 13 private suites and two workstation cubicles located in the A/B Link, making it nearly three times larger than their Atlanta location where they have hosted over 10,000 guests since opening their doors on November 18, 2009. Suites are priced at only $30 for a one hour minimum stay and then $7.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Rate reductions begin at four hours including a flat overnight rate of $120.

According to Daniel Solomon, CEO of Minute Suites®, “Our expansion to Philadelphia and our success at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport defines our position as the concept leader among airports. Passengers are comfortable with the suite design and they really appreciate our well-trained staff.”

PHL’s Minute Suites® location will be staffed by students from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. The unique partnership allows students to gain real-world experience in their field of study.

“Creative and innovative endeavors like Minute Suites® are what make the hospitality industry so dynamic,” said Elizabeth Barber, PhD, CHE, Associate Dean of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. “We wish them well and welcome them to the Philadelphia market.”

Each suite is equipped with a daybed sofa that features two sleeping surfaces with fresh pillows and blankets. A sound-masking system in each suite neutralizes noise, and the unique NAP26Tm audio program helps deliver the equivalent of three hours of sleep in only 26 minutes! Each room has a high-definition television with access to DIRECTV, the Internet, and flight-tracking information.

To find out more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.minutesuites.com

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ABOUT MINUTE SUITES LLC.

Minute Suites, LLC provides a wellness-based solution to the stress and fatigue caused by air travel. Founded in August 2007, the company’s mission is to provide private spaces in public places where people can nap relax or work. The traveler’s retreat debuted in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in November 2009 and is now headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit www.minutesuites.com

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For Marketplace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 ext. 308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Kelye Rouse Brown
For Minute Suites, LLC
215-937-1076
krb@minutesuites.com

PHILADELPHIA — March 16, 2011 — MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), was named Best Concessions Management Team by Airport Revenue News (ARN) within the Large Airport category of North America. The honor was announced at the Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards held during ARN’s annual conference in National Harbor, Md.

MarketPlace has been responsible for the development, leasing, management and marketing of the concessions program at PHL since 1995. In partnership with the Division of Aviation, MarketPlace has made dramatic changes at PHL, including the redevelopment of every concession location throughout the airport. MarketPlace led the development of new concession programs in the B/C and D/E Connectors, International Terminal A West, Terminal F and the newly expanded Terminal E. In partnership with the Philadelphia International Airport and US Airways, MarketPlace is currently working on a dramatic expansion of the food and retail program in Terminal F.

MarketPlace has created a world-class concessions program at PHL that has been recognized by numerous industry awards. In 2002, MarketPlace was awarded the highest award in the industry, the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence, by the Airport Council International.

Additionally, five merchants at PHL were recognized in their respective categories by ARN. The ARN Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards are reflective of the excellence that the airport and concessionaire winners bring to the business.

PHL is proud to announce the following winners, which are part of the airport’s Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops:

  • Upscale wine bar Vino Volo, located in Terminal B and the B/C and D/E Connectors, was named Best Overall Retailer.
  • Best Customer Service was awarded to Taxco Sterling. Located in the International Terminal A West, B/C and D/E Connectors, Taxco Sterling specializes in sterling silver and 18kt gold jewelry and accessories.
  • The Paradies Shops, which manages Brooks Brothers, PGA Tour Shop, Barb’s Harley Davidson, CBNC News Philadelphia, Philadelphia News, Pennsylvania Market, Brighton Collectibles and Explore Philadelphia at PHL, was named Best Retail Specialty Brand Operator. Paradies Shops also received the award for Best Overall Retailer.
  • The Hudson Group, which manages Hudson News, Hudson News Aero Mart and Hudson News Euro Café at PHL, was named Best Newsstand Operator.
  • Midfield Concessions was named Best DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Operator amongst large retailers. Midfield Concessions manages Wendy’s (B/C Connector), Cantina Laredo (Terminal E), Villa Pizza (Terminals AE and B), and Earl of Sandwich (Top of Terminal D) at PHL.
  • Cantina Laredo, located in PHL’s Terminal E, was named Best New Food Concept. Cantina Laredo is part of the Midfield Concessions family, offering passengers authentic Mexican cuisine.

“Being recognized by our peers in the industry for our concessions management and tenants is truly an honor,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management LLC. “Our goal is to bring the best mix of food and retail merchants to passengers at PHL.”

“The Airport is proud of its longstanding partnership with Marketplace Philadelphia Management and success in providing customers with a concessions program that has been consistently recognized as being among the finest in the industry,” said Airport CEO Mark Gale. “A quality concessions program is an important factor in the customer airport experience, and Marketplace has worked together with the Airport in ensuring that experience is a positive one.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT AIRPORT REVENUE NEWS

Airport Revenue News (ARN) is a monthly trade magazine devoted to coverage of all revenue-generating issues affecting the airport industry. The publication is the foremost news and information resource for airport executives, concessionaires, consultants and others involved in the business of airports. Nominating and judging for the 2011 awards was conducted entirely online and again resulted in unprecedented industry participation, with over 1,400 votes cast in five airport categories and 15 specialty retail, news and gifts and food and beverage categories . As in previous years, airport executives voted for concession companies and concessionaires voted for airport programs. The Large Airport category is defined by 10 million or more enplaning passengers. For more information about this competition, visit www.airportrevenuenews.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.comv

PHILADELPHIA — March 16, 2011 — MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), was named Best Concessions Management Team by Airport Revenue News (ARN) within the Large Airport category of North America. The honor was announced at the Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards held during ARN’s annual conference in National Harbor, Md.

MarketPlace has been responsible for the development, leasing, management and marketing of the concessions program at PHL since 1995. In partnership with the Division of Aviation, MarketPlace has made dramatic changes at PHL, including the redevelopment of every concession location throughout the airport. MarketPlace led the development of new concession programs in the B/C and D/E Connectors, International Terminal A West, Terminal F and the newly expanded Terminal E. In partnership with the Philadelphia International Airport and US Airways, MarketPlace is currently working on a dramatic expansion of the food and retail program in Terminal F.

MarketPlace has created a world-class concessions program at PHL that has been recognized by numerous industry awards. In 2002, MarketPlace was awarded the highest award in the industry, the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence, by the Airport Council International.

Additionally, five merchants at PHL were recognized in their respective categories by ARN. The ARN Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards are reflective of the excellence that the airport and concessionaire winners bring to the business.

PHL is proud to announce the following winners, which are part of the airport’s Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops:

  • Upscale wine bar Vino Volo, located in Terminal B and the B/C and D/E Connectors, was named Best Overall Retailer.
  • Best Customer Service was awarded to Taxco Sterling. Located in the International Terminal A West, B/C and D/E Connectors, Taxco Sterling specializes in sterling silver and 18kt gold jewelry and accessories.
  • The Paradies Shops, which manages Brooks Brothers, PGA Tour Shop, Barb’s Harley Davidson, CBNC News Philadelphia, Philadelphia News, Pennsylvania Market, Brighton Collectibles and Explore Philadelphia at PHL, was named Best Retail Specialty Brand Operator. Paradies Shops also received the award for Best Overall Retailer.
  • The Hudson Group, which manages Hudson News, Hudson News Aero Mart and Hudson News Euro Café at PHL, was named Best Newsstand Operator.
  • Midfield Concessions was named Best DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Operator amongst large retailers. Midfield Concessions manages Wendy’s (B/C Connector), Cantina Laredo (Terminal E), Villa Pizza (Terminals AE and B), and Earl of Sandwich (Top of Terminal D) at PHL.
  • Cantina Laredo, located in PHL’s Terminal E, was named Best New Food Concept. Cantina Laredo is part of the Midfield Concessions family, offering passengers authentic Mexican cuisine.

“Being recognized by our peers in the industry for our concessions management and tenants is truly an honor,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management LLC. “Our goal is to bring the best mix of food and retail merchants to passengers at PHL.”

“The Airport is proud of its longstanding partnership with Marketplace Philadelphia Management and success in providing customers with a concessions program that has been consistently recognized as being among the finest in the industry,” said Airport CEO Mark Gale. “A quality concessions program is an important factor in the customer airport experience, and Marketplace has worked together with the Airport in ensuring that experience is a positive one.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT AIRPORT REVENUE NEWS

Airport Revenue News (ARN) is a monthly trade magazine devoted to coverage of all revenue-generating issues affecting the airport industry. The publication is the foremost news and information resource for airport executives, concessionaires, consultants and others involved in the business of airports. Nominating and judging for the 2011 awards was conducted entirely online and again resulted in unprecedented industry participation, with over 1,400 votes cast in five airport categories and 15 specialty retail, news and gifts and food and beverage categories . As in previous years, airport executives voted for concession companies and concessionaires voted for airport programs. The Large Airport category is defined by 10 million or more enplaning passengers. For more information about this competition, visit www.airportrevenuenews.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA—February 10, 2011—Careers for local high school students are taking off at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The Marketplace Food & Shops at PHL partnered with Philadelphia Academies Inc. to host a job fair for students.

Concession managers were on-hand to discuss employment opportunities and conduct interviews with students. Participating schools included George Washington High School, Swenson Arts and Technology High School, Jules Mastbaum Area Vocational High School, Benjamin Franklin High School and Horace Howard Furness High School. This is the third annual job fair event between Philadelphia Academies and Philadelphia Marketplace.

“Our partnership with Philadelphia Academies is a win-win for both our merchants and the students,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “It’s a natural fit for our merchants to work with students that are preparing for careers in the travel industry.”

For more than 40 years, Philadelphia Academies has been expanding life and economic options for Philadelphia’s public school students through career-focused programming. Through partnerships with public high schools, Philadelphia Academies offers 10 different career academy models that prepare young people for employment and post-secondary education. Students who attended the job fair at PHL are a part of the Hotel, Restaurant, Travel and Tourism Academy.

“We’re delighted that the Marketplace Food & Shops continues to offer opportunities for our students and helps raise awareness for our organization through this event,” said Corvette M. Kittrell, Program Facilitator of Philadelphia Academies. “We are only able to carry out our mission thanks to the generosity of our community partners like the Food & Shops at PHL.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of Terry Spevak, from the Paradies Shops, conducting an interview with a student from Philadelphia Academies, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA—January 24, 2011—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Vino Volo and The Body Shop, both in the B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter for Q2 2010-2011.

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

Located in Terminal B, B/C and D/E Connectors, Vino Volo is an upscale wine bar and tasting lounge offering a wide variety of wines and sophisticated small plate dishes.

The Body Shop, located in the B/C Connector, is committed to using natural ingredients to enhance beauty with skin care, bath and body, hair, makeup and fragrance products for women and men.

“The managers and staff of these stores represent the highest standards in customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re proud to recognize Vino Volo and The Body Shop as the merchants of the second quarter.”

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ABOUT VINO VOLO

Vino Volo offers airport passengers a sophisticated retreat from the hectic airport environment with fun and interactive wine tastings and small-plate gourmet food pairings with a packaged “to-go” option. A highly-trained team of Wine Associates helps make wine approachable. The company also has a patented tasting framework to ease customers through the wine discovery process. Vino Volo is redefining service in airports, recently ranking #1 in customer service among over 900 airport stores mystery shopped, and winning the highly coveted airport industry award for “Highest Regard for Customer Service” in both 2007 and 2008. For more information, visit www.vinovolo.com.

ABOUT THE BODY SHOP

The Body Shop International is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring you products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. We strive to use our planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in our range of products. We continue to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through our Community Trade program. For more information, visit www.thebodyshop.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHILADELPHIA—October 29, 2010—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently debuted three new merchants in its food and retail mix. Passengers will recognize these national favorites, and can anticipate more food and shop offerings in 2011 as part of the airport’s expansion project.

New merchants include:

  • Cibo Express Gourmet Markets, Concourse C. Conveniently pre-packaged to take onboard, passengers can choose from endless culinary delights including sandwiches, salads, fruit, sushi trays, imported meats and cheeses, beverages and fresh bakery items.
  • Life is Good, Concourse E. Stocked with the recognizable, comfy apparel ideal for traveling, the store also carries myriad accessories for the entire family.
  • MindWorks, Concourse E. Appealing to travelers young and old, the unique and interactive merchandise mix offers both nostalgic and modern toys, games and electronics.

Philadelphia Marketplace will also introduce other tasty and healthy eateries including Earl of Sandwich, which will be the first location in Pennsylvania; and Currito Burrito, set to open this November.

“We listen to feedback and requests from our passengers so that we can best serve their needs while they are traveling through PHL,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “A new and diverse merchant mix helps to set us apart from other airports.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

Editor’s Note: Photos of the new Cibo Express Gourmet Markets, Life is Good and MindWorks locations at PHL are attached to this email.
MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA—October 18, 2010—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Legal Sea Foods and Brookstone in the D/E Connector as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter for Q1 2010-2011.

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

Legal Sea Foods offers everything under the sea, including signature menu items such as lobster, crab cakes, New England clam chowder, shrimp, salmon and a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts. The restaurant now serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and takeout to PHL passengers in the B/C Connector.

Located in International Terminal A-West and the B/C and D/E Connectors, Brookstone sells unique gift ideas for any occasion. Catering to busy passengers, the store offers the latest gadgets and innovative consumer products.

“As our first quarter winners, these merchants are setting the bar for customer service very high,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Congratulations to the managers and staff at Legal Sea Foods and Brookstone for your outstanding work!”

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ABOUT LEGAL SEA FOODS

The company, which is celebrating its 60-year anniversary in 2010, started in Cambridge, Mass. as a seafood market and grew to a restaurant company with locations along the Eastern Seaboard. Legal Sea Foods, still family-owned, has a reputation for serving fish and shellfish with only the very highest levels of quality, freshness and flavor. For more information, please visit www.legalseafoods.com.

ABOUT BROOKSTONE

Brookstone, Inc. is an innovative product development company and specialty retailer of unique gifts. Brookstone operates 304 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Typically located in high-traffic regional shopping malls and airports, the stores feature unique and innovative consumer products. For more information, please visit www.brookstone.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

October 6, 2010—Nanny Caddy is proud to announce its latest partner, the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). A chic-styled, aesthetically appealing kiosk stocked with items such as diapers, formula, pacifiers, and bottles, Nanny Caddy is ideal for all child frequented locations: airports, theme parks, malls, hotels, zoo, aquariums, etc. Launched today in Terminals B (Gate B5) and C (Gate C19), PHL will be Nanny Caddy’s first airport partner.

Nanny Caddy was founded in 2008 and to date has expanded from its home bases in Philadelphia to various locations nationwide: Sea World Orlando, Legoland, Houston Zoo, Sesame Place, the Field Museum and many others. Patrick FitzGerald, CEO of Nanny Caddy: “As we are a Philadelphia based company, it is with great pride that we welcome PHL as our first airport partner. We look forward to providing the airport’s guests with all the baby care essentials.”

Some of the popular items in the Nanny Caddy™ include:

  • Diapers/pull up
  • Swim diapers
  • Formula-ready to feed
  • Pacifiers
  • Diaper Cream
  • Wipes
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Bottles
  • Skin Care Items
  • ylenol™ and more

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About NannyCaddy™ Founded in January 2008 by Celena Lentz, Nanny Caddy was created with the goal of relieving some of the stress that child caregivers feel when on the go with babies and young children. Nanny Caddy® provides an array of over 300 products in the convenience of an easy to use vending machine. Accomplished entrepreneur Patrick FitzGerald was brought on board as Chief Executive Officer in 2009 to help introduce Nanny Caddy nationwide. For more information, visit www.nannycaddy.com; www.facebook.com/nanny.caddy

About Marketplace Philadelphia Management LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

If you would like more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Patrick FitzGerald at 917-880-2745 or patrick@nannycaddy.com.

Media Contacts:
Patrick FitzGerald
NannyCaddy™ 917-880-2745
patrick@nannycaddy.com

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

PHILADELPHIA—September 22, 2010—Passengers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will soon have a private place to rest while traveling through the airport. The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops today announced the addition of Minute Suites, a traveler’s retreat that offers rentable individual suites.

Each suite comes equipped with a daybed sofa, pillows and fresh blankets. A 32-inch high-definition TV can be used to view the news, sports or a favorite show. The TV also converts to a computer with access to the internet and the airport’s flight tracking system. A desk, phone and office chair provides guests with a functional workspace. Laptop users can connect to the internet through the airport’s WiFi or direct connection port.

A sound masking system is installed in each suite to help neutralize sound and create a quite, stress-free environment. Minute Suites’ unique Nap26 audio program, designed to make you feel like you got three hours of sleep in just 26 minutes, is available to help deliver a refreshing powernap. Guests can also use the alarm clock in the suite or request a wake-up call.

“Unique and personalized services, like Minute Suites, are what we strive to deliver for our passengers at PHL,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Passengers will be able to experience a private, relaxing retreat within the airport, making their traveling experience even more enjoyable.”

The PHL Minute Suites location in the A/B Link will include 13 suites and two computer workstations. The first hour costs $30, and each additional 15 minutes cost $7.50. An overnight rate, from 11 p.m.—7 a.m., is available for $120. Discounts are available for stays of eight hours or more, and military, flight attendant and pilot specials are available.

Minute Suites first debuted at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in November 2009. PHL’s Minute Suites location is the first expansion outside of Atlanta.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.
ABOUT MINUTE SUITES LLC.
Minute Suites, LLC provides a wellness-based solution to the stress and fatigue caused by air travel. Founded in August 2007, the company’s mission is to provide private spaces in public places where people can nap relax or work. The traveler’s retreat debuted in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in November 2009 and now headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit www.minutesuites.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA—September 13, 2010—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) congratulates The Neat Company as the 2009-2010 “Merchant of the Year” award recipient. The announcement came during the EDGE! Merchant Program celebration, held at the Airport Marriott hotel.

Matthew Giordano, Manager of The Neat Company, won two airline tickets to anywhere in the United States, the EDGE! trophy and the coveted title of “Merchant of the Year.” Each of his staff will be rewarded with a choice of prizes.

Guava & Java, the Merchant of the Quarter winner in the first and fourth quarter, was also recognized at the event. The Neat Company received the Merchant of the Quarter award in the second and third quarter.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants for providing great customer service to passengers 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 merchant with the most points is named Merchant of the Quarter, and the merchant with the most points overall is named Merchant of the Year.

“The Neat Company has demonstrated a continued commitment to excellence in customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re proud of Matthew and his team—and congratulations to all of the merchants who participated in this year’s outstanding program!”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT THE NEAT COMPANY
Founded in 2002 as a scanning solution for streamlining the expense reporting system, The Neat Company, formerly known as NeatReceipts, now offers a full range of products and a complete system for managing all the paper clutter in your life. Much more than just creating digital copies of important papers, The Neat Company’s combined software and hardware solutions activate the information trapped on the paper then literally transform it into something more useful. The Neat Company is a privately owned company headquartered in Philadelphia. For more information please visit www.neatco.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of The Neat Company staff and manager with leadership team members from the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops is attached to this e-mail.

(The Neat Company staff, unless otherwise noted, L-R) Vikram Desai, Mike Crincoli, Allison McWilliams, Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, Matthew Giordano, Manager of The Neat Company, Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, Mohamed Azedyou, Ikram Youseff, Imane Benkabbou, Youness Benkabbou

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA—September 20, 2010—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) received a third place award for Excellence in Newsletters from the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA).

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops developed the “EDGE” newsletter as an internal communications medium to directly inform and acknowledge the merchants and their staff. The newsletter is printed and delivered to each location, as well as electronically distributed to managers and owners. EDGE stands for Excellence Drives Great Experiences, a comprehensive customer service campaign lead by MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.

The newsletter was designed with a color palette that matched the existing Food & Shops advertising campaign, making it easily recognizable among the merchants and staff. Each newsletter features the most recent “EDGE” merchant of the quarter, upcoming merchant events, information on new stores and restaurants, and employee discounts offered by participating merchants.

“The EDGE newsletter serves as a marketing tool for communications and promotions to our merchants,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “It’s an honor to have our newsletter be recognized among our industry peers.”

ACI-NA sponsors the annual Excellence in Airport Communications Contest. Now in its 20th year, the competition honors airport professionals that offer expertise and talent in a variety of categories including web site design, annual reports, newsletters, advertising campaigns, special event planning and more.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA—July 29, 2010—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently added several exciting new food and retail options to its mix. Passengers will see nationally recognized brands debuting at PHL and enjoy additional locations of their favorite food and retail merchants.

New offerings include:

  • Wendy’s, B/C Connector. Makes its first time debut at PHL. Serves customer favorites including Frostys™ and signature hamburgers from their made-to-order menu.
  • Guava & Java, Concourse B. Provides travelers with gourmet coffee, smoothies, fresh sandwiches and paninis.
  • Stellar News, Concourses D and E. Offers passengers the latest books, magazines and newspapers, as well as souvenirs and snacks.

“We are always looking for new brands and passenger favorites to include in our diverse mix of food and shops,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “By opening additional locations and expanding our lineup, we’re giving PHL travelers even more options.”

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos of the new Wendy’s, Guava & Java and Stellar News locations at PHL are attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management 610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200 adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

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PHILADELPHIA—July 20, 2010—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced another historic “first”—two merchants received the title of Merchant of the Quarter. Guava & Java and The Neat Company share the honor for Q4 2009-2010. Both merchants are previous winners of the title in 2009-2010—Guava & Java in Q1 and The Neat Company in Q2 and Q3.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service and participation in marketing programs. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Guava & Java offers gourmet coffee, smoothies, fresh sandwiches and paninis. The company now serves PHL passengers at three locations: Concourse A-East, Concourse E and the recently opened Concourse B location.

Located in Concourses B and C, The Neat Company sells innovative software with customized scanners that helps businesses and consumers organize, store and secure paper receipts, business cards and important documents. The Philadelphia-based company started in PHL’s specialty retail program in 2002 and has since grown to a national operation.

“As repeat winners this year, both companies have demonstrated a continued commitment to excellence in customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We are proud to award the title to two winners this quarter and congratulate the staff at Guava & Java and The Neat Company!”

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ABOUT GUAVA & JAVA
Operating since 1993, Guava & Java is an innovative food and drink concept created and designed exclusively for airports. The company provides air travelers and airport employees with quality food, delicious beverages and outstanding customer service. For more information, visit www.guavaandjava.com.

ABOUT THE NEAT COMPANY
Founded in 2002 as a scanning solution for streamlining the expense reporting system, The Neat Company, formerly known as NeatReceipts, now offers a full range of products and a complete system for managing all the paper clutter in your life. Much more than just creating digital copies of important papers, The Neat Company’s combined software and hardware solutions activate the information trapped on the paper then literally transform it into something more useful. The Neat Company is a privately owned company headquartered in Philadelphia. For more information please visit www.neatco.com.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of Matthew Giordano, of The Neat Company, and Ada Cook, of Guava & Java, is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com

PHILADELPHIA—July 1, 2010—If you’re traveling through Philadelphia International Airport over the July 4th holiday, check out the special sidewalk sale in the B/C Connector and D/E Connector from July 1-5, 2010, in honor of America’s birthday.
More than 30 merchants will be offering PHL passengers discounts on select merchandise and services. For a complete list, visit www.philamarketplace.com.
Passengers can shop the sale from 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. in the D/E Connector.

“The July 4th holiday is the perfect occasion to celebrate the summer season by offering passengers sidewalk sales from our great mix of retailers here at PHL,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

PHILADELPHIA —June 3, 2010 — Marketplace Philadelphia Management and Marketplace Development, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation will host a business forum on June 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Airport Marriott, 1 Arrivals Road, Philadelphia. Local, regional and national retailers, quick service food operators and restaurateurs are invited to learn about new business opportunities that are available in the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
The purpose of the event is to discuss the retail and food/beverage program changes at Philadelphia International Airport and to inform qualified food, beverage and retail operators of locations that will become available. In addition, the airport and Marketplace Philadelphia aim to facilitate communication and encourage business relationships and new jobs in Philadelphia.
The airport environment presents an exciting opportunity for merchants to benefit from captive passenger traffic and a strong demand for quality dining and retail. Philadelphia International Airport gives merchants the potential to reach 31.8 million passengers each year. New projects such as the recently completed Terminal E expansion and the D/E Connector, which together have added a total of 13 new restaurants and shops to PHL, are always on the horizon.
“The business opportunities for both Philadelphia-area and national merchants at PHL are outstanding, and there’s even more potential for businesses to grow with the addition of new locations throughout the airport,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management.
To attend the forum, please RSVP to Mignon Davis by June 8 at 215-937-1200 and include your contact information.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the managing entity of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The Airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.2 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 42,000. Visit the official Philadelphia International Airport website at http://www.phl.org.

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The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and Philadelphia International Airport recognized five workers with Five Star Service Awards
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PHILADELPHIA, PA…May 13, 2010… In conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week, May 8-16, 2010, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and Philadelphia International Airport honored five exceptional employees today. From assisting and directing passengers to training employees and making excellent first impressions, each worker went above and beyond, demonstrating outstanding customer service.

Mark Gale, Chief Executive Officer at Philadelphia International Airport, and Tom Muldoon, President at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, presented Five Star Service Awards to the following airport employees:

  • Marisa Bates, Wing Captain Supervisor, Marketplace Philadelphia
  • Sheila Gorlin, Customer Service Agent, Southwest Airlines
  • Patrick Ilodigwe, Security Officer, Kelly Security
  • Michael Pavesi, Airport Operations Officer, Division of Aviation
  • Dan Pearson, Senior Manager of Administration, U.S. Airways

“The Five Star Service Awards program is to honor airport workers who play a vital role in Philadelphia’s hospitality industry and often make the first and last impressions on visitors to our region.” said Muldoon.

Their Stories:
As a Wing Captain, Marisa Bates is responsible for turning negative situations into positive ones. Marisa was recently promoted to this position in December 2009. Marisa performs her duties exceptionally well. Throughout the day, she walks the Airport’s 7 terminals, interacting with employees, merchants and passengers. Marisa answers a variety of questions, from where to get the best cheese steak to how to get around the Airport and never complains or gets tired of answering them over and over again. Her smile and upbeat attitude is an asset and welcomed by passengers and merchants. Her willingness to help merchants with their daily operations is a responsibility, but also a commitment to their success. She directs passengers to their businesses, helps out in our food courts, and always makes sure the merchants are represented in the best light.

Sheila Gorlin is very polite with the passengers and takes her time explaining things to them if they don’t understand. She performs her duties with a smile! Sheila cares very deeply for our Airport customers and takes their concerns seriously. Sheila is the type of representative that makes Southwest proud that she is a part of their team. She will take her time and do whatever it takes to make a passenger who has a fear of flying feel comfortable. Sheila’s known to track down a passenger from the ticket counter through security if they’ve left something to return it (even as small as a travel itinerary). Sheila shares all of her travel knowledge Southwest customers. If she’s been there, she’ll let you know the ins and outs. Sheila truly brings the LUV out of her by treating each passenger as if they were her own.

As a security officer, Patrick Ilodigwe is assigned to the Terminal A-West International Arrivals Hall. Patrick can be counted upon to be at his assigned post every day, effectively and efficiently enforcing the rules and regulations of the International Arrivals area with excellent customer service to the passengers who pass through the Airport every day. Patrick is very familiar with immigration matters and is always ready to assist passengers who seek the services of the Customs and Border Protection Division by directing those travelers to the appropriate office and demonstrates an eagerness to help those who need directions to other areas and services. In 2009, Patrick was recognized for his actions in helping to return $3,000 in cash and traveler’s checks as well as important documents to a passenger who left the money at a telephone booth in the International Arrivals Hall. Tom Kelly, Vice President of Operations for Kelly Security, noted: “I often wonder how many excellent first impressions Patrick has made to first-time travelers to Philadelphia.”

As an Airport Operations Officer, Mike Pavesi works closely with various ground transportation providers to facilitate their services to the traveling public. Mike has a good rapport with the providers and responds quickly to resolve any issues. This is important since ground transportation is a vital customer service function at PHL. Mike was nominated for an ACE award this year by a representative of the Pennywise Sedan Service. Mike assisted this individual on numerous occasions over several months, providing service to the vendor in a proficient manner, responding quickly to requests for assistance, and properly directing him to the right sources. Throughout the entire implementation and authorization process for ground transportation providers, Mike was instrumental in getting the company on the monitor board in spite of technical difficulties and helped to correct any errors that were on the board. The vendor stated that Mike deserves a “thank you” for doing his job above and beyond the call to duty. The vendor also said, “You are the best.”

Dan Pearson is responsible for in station training as the Senior Manager for the Airport Customer Service Training Department at US Airways in Philadelphia. This role is important as it has great impact to the Airport’s customer service goals. Dan is ultimately responsible for the training of more than 2,300 employees, and he has been a direct contributor in improving the customer service experience for US Airways passengers and the airline’s performance in Philadelphia. In 2009, Dan lead a team of trainers to complete “Cultural Diversity Training” for 1,600 flight attendants and 650 customer service employees prior to the start of the non-stop service to Tel-Aviv. This specialized training qualified for government assistance, and Dan coordinated with the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board to secure funds of $29,000 to help with the training effort. Also in 2009, Dan’s training department built the curriculum to train more than 100 managers enhanced customer service skills, on time departure proficiencies, and improved baggage delivery.

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Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), www.PhiladelphiaUSA.travel, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The PCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has departments dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.

PHILADELPHIA — May 13, 2010 — Visitors to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will get a taste of the freshest seafood in town when PHL’s Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops debuts Legal Sea Foods in the B/C Connector on May 15.

The full-service, sit-down restaurant will bring approximately 75 new jobs to the airport.

Legal Sea Foods plans to serve a majority of the restaurant group’s signature menu items such as lobster, crab cakes, New England clam chowder, shrimp, salmon and a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts. Legal Sea Foods also will offer a full wine and cocktail menu.

The company, which is celebrating its 60-year anniversary in 2010, started in Cambridge, Mass. as a seafood market and grew to a restaurant company with locations along the Eastern Seaboard. Legal Sea Foods, still family-owned, has a reputation for serving fish and shellfish with only the very highest levels of quality, freshness and flavor.

PHL’s new location marks the second Legal Sea Foods restaurant in the Philadelphia area, including the first unit at the King of Prussia Mall.

“We’re excited to offer our passengers great seafood in an upscale dining atmosphere,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Legal Sea Foods is just a taste of what is to come in the next year at PHL, and we’re looking forward to adding even more merchants to our great restaurant and retail mix.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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PHILADELPHIA — May 13, 2010 — Visitors to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will get a taste of the freshest seafood in town when PHL’s Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops debuts Legal Sea Foods in the B/C Connector on May 15.

The full-service, sit-down restaurant will bring approximately 75 new jobs to the airport.

Legal Sea Foods plans to serve a majority of the restaurant group’s signature menu items such as lobster, crab cakes, New England clam chowder, shrimp, salmon and a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts. Legal Sea Foods also will offer a full wine and cocktail menu.

The company, which is celebrating its 60-year anniversary in 2010, started in Cambridge, Mass. as a seafood market and grew to a restaurant company with locations along the Eastern Seaboard. Legal Sea Foods, still family-owned, has a reputation for serving fish and shellfish with only the very highest levels of quality, freshness and flavor.

PHL’s new location marks the second Legal Sea Foods restaurant in the Philadelphia area, including the first unit at the King of Prussia Mall.

“We’re excited to offer our passengers great seafood in an upscale dining atmosphere,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Legal Sea Foods is just a taste of what is to come in the next year at PHL, and we’re looking forward to adding even more merchants to our great restaurant and retail mix.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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PHILADELPHIA — April 30, 2010 — Wireless Giant along with airport retailer InMotion Entertainment unveiled Philadelphia International Airport’s BlackBerry store on April 30 in the B/C Connector.

The new BlackBerry store is the fourth airport location of its kind in the country and will feature smartphones from ATT, Sprint and T-Mobile as well as BlackBerry accessories. Phones can be purchased and activated for use with BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

On-site support services for BlackBerry users and IT administrators of organizations of all sizes will also be available.

“Anyone who has had phone troubles while traveling can appreciate the convenience of having a BlackBerry store at the airport,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “BlackBerry will be a great new addition to our retail mix, and is just one of several new shopping and dining options debuting in the coming months.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT WIRELESS GIANT
Founded in 1996, Wireless Giant is an innovative wireless technology retailer specializing in cellular products, accessories and services. Based in Madison Heights, Michigan, the company maintains relationships with leading wireless service carriers and vendors. For more information visit www.wirelessgiant.com.

ABOUT INMOTION ENTERTAINMENT
InMotion Entertainment is the largest retailer of consumer entertainment products, including portable electronics, accessories, DVD’s, CD’s, games, and video rental services in the U.S. airport market, with over 55 locations in more than 30 airports across the country. InMotion was founded in 1999 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida. The company has embarked on an aggressive remodeling and expansion program the past two years and will continue expansion of new store development for the foreseeable future.

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Food & Shops at LaGuardia and Philadelphia International Airports Partner with
The Body Shop to offer Free $10 Gift Card

QUEENS, NY / PHILADELPHIA, PA — (April 28, 2010) —The Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport and LaGuardia Airport have announced that they are partnering with national retailer The Body Shop to offer passengers a special Mother’s Day gift.
From May 5 – 9, passengers who spend just $50 at any retail store, or combination of retail stores, will receive a free $10 Gift Card for The Body Shop, allowing them to choose their own free gift for mom. Suggested gift choices for mom include: Strawberry Pamper and Pout gift set, featuring shower gel, bath lily and Lippy lip balm; Mango Juicy Skin Trio featuring mango shower gel, whip lotion and bath lily; Soft Hands, Kind Heart Hand Cream and Satsuma Shimmer Lip Balm.
The Body Shop is known as a global retailer and manufacturer of naturally inspired, ethically produced products, making it an ideal choice for moms who are socially and “green” conscious.
“With our gift card giveaway, travelers can find the perfect present for mom even while on the go,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We are excited to partner with The Body Shop to offer PHL’s passengers a special thank you for shopping with us this Mother’s Day.”
“The Body Shop offers more than 700 natural beauty products, making it an ideal retail outlet for choosing the perfect Mother’s Day gift,” says Lillian Tan, Vice President and General Manager of MarketPlace Development, the retail development company that develops and manages the Food & Shops program in the terminal. “The Body Shop gift card giveaway is our way of celebrating Mother’s Day and thanking the many travelers who choose LaGuardia Airport as their travel gateway.”
Passengers can pick up their free $10 gift card at Philadelphia Airport by taking their receipts to The Body Shop in the B/C Connector, or by visiting any of the retailers in the D/E Connector. At LaGuardia Airport, passengers can take their receipts to The Body Shop, located on the Departures Level between Gates B & C.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE LAGUARDIA AIRPORT
MarketPlace Development is the private partner with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the $18 million, 50,000-square-foot redevelopment of the food and retail program at the Central Terminal Building, the largest of LaGuardia’s four terminals. A Massachusetts based retail development and management company, MarketPlace Development also handles the development and leasing of all retail, food and beverage, and passenger service concessions in the seven domestic and international terminals at Philadelphia International Airport.

For more information on the Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building, visit www.ShopLaGuardia.com. Also, you can now follow The Food & Shops on Twitter.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the managing entity of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

ABOUT THE BODY SHOP
The Body Shop International is a global manufacturer and retailer of naturally inspired, ethically produced beauty and cosmetics products. Dame Anita Roddick opened the very first The Body Shop® store in 1976 in Brighton, on the south coast of England. The Body Shop has over 2,500 stores in over 60 countries with a range of over 1,200 products, including markets in India, Pakistan, Namibia, Poland, Slovakia, Monaco and Egypt. Consumers can use The Body Shop websites for online shopping in the UK , the USA , Canada, Australia, Korea and Japan. The Body Shop has its own charity, The Body Shop Foundation. Launched in 1990, The Foundation gives financial support to pioneering, frontline organizations that otherwise have little hope of conventional funding. The Foundation’s focus is to assist those working to achieve progress in the areas of human and civil rights, environmental and animal protection.

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The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced The Neat Company has clinched Merchant of the Quarter for the second consecutive time this year, claiming the title of Merchant of the Quarter for Q3 2009-2010.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service and participation in marketing programs. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Located in Concourses B and C, The Neat Company sells innovative software with customized scanners that help businesses and consumers organize, store and secure paper receipts, business cards and important documents. The Philadelphia-based company started out in PHL’s specialty retail program in 2002 and has since grown to a national operation.

“Having won Merchant of the Quarter twice in a row, it’s clear that The Neat Company is on top when it comes to exceeding customers’ expectations,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “They are very active in our merchant programs and excel in secret shops, proving they are in it to win it.”

ABOUT THE NEAT COMPANY
Founded in 2002 as a scanning solution for streamlining the expense reporting system, The Neat Company, formerly known as NeatReceipts, now offers a full range of products and a complete system for managing all the paper clutter in your life. Much more than just creating digital copies of important papers, The Neat Company’s combined software and hardware solutions activate the information trapped on the paper then literally transform it into something more useful. The Neat Company is a privately-owned company headquartered in Philadelphia. For more information please visit www.neatco.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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just in time for spring break travel, The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently unveiled an exciting new look and feel for its Web site, www.philamarketplace.com. The new website features an interactive directory by terminal, retail and dining information, an instantaneous concierge button, and more. To celebrate the launch of its new site, the Food & Shops will be giving away a $500 Visa gift card to one lucky winner.

Travelers and PHL employees who visit www.philamarketplace.com now through April 10 and sign up for Runway Style, the Food & Shops e-newsletter, will be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card (no purchase necessary; see site for details). Runway Style, a new e- newsletter, will feature information on shopping and dining at PHL as well as other travel-related content.

Philamarketplace.com gives travelers all of the information they need to plan their trip to PHL. The site also features information on sales, special events and promotions at the Food & Shops. Those interested in business opportunities at PHL can find information on leasing for stores and restaurants.

“Our new interactive online directory allows travelers to easily check out the great shopping and dining options they will find in the airport,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We strive to provide excellent customer service and the improvements of our new Web site will benefit the 31.8 million passengers that travel through PHL each year.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the managing entity of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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Philadelphia International Airport with New Food/Retail Options

PHILADELPHIA — February 16, 2010 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) unveiled the Terminal E expansion on February 16 with a ribbon cutting by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. The space includes three exciting new food and retail options as well as seven additional Southwest Airlines gates.
This is the second phase of an extensive airport expansion project which began with the opening of the D/E Connector in December 2008. Home to 10 new shops and eateries, as well as a new, larger security checkpoint, the D/E Connector has brought in sales of over $5.3 million since its debut.
Merchants now open in the new Terminal E Expansion include:

  • Cantina Laredo: a stylish sit-down restaurant offering gourmet Mexican fare and spirits in a sophisticated atmosphere.
  • McDonald’s: the world-famous fast food eatery serves up burgers, sandwiches, fries, breakfast and more. This is a second location for the national food chain at PHL in addition to International Terminal A-West.
  • Stellar News: a news, book and gift retailer providing passengers with the latest bestsellers, magazines and newspapers, as well as souvenirs and snacks. Other Stellar News locations are in Terminal D and B/C Baggage Claim.

Recent additions to the food and retail lineup in Concourse E include Chickie’s & Pete’s, Guava & Java, Maki of Japan and Sbarro. Elsewhere in PHL, merchants have debuted new locations including Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in Concourse C and B/C Baggage Claim, as well as Johnnie’s Dog House in B/C Baggage Claim.
Looking forward, Legal Sea Foods will land in the B/C Connector this summer, as well as Wendy’s. Both are opening their first-ever PHL locations.
“We’re excited to debut the Terminal E Expansion just a year after opening the new D/E Connector,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “The addition of these merchants will give our passengers even more options when it comes to shopping and dining, and there’s still more to come in 2010.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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Philadelphia International Airport with New Food/Retail Options
Philadelphia, PA February 12, 2010

PHILADELPHIA — February 16, 2010 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) unveiled the Terminal E expansion on February 16 with a ribbon cutting by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. The space includes three exciting new food and retail options as well as seven additional Southwest Airlines gates.

This is the second phase of an extensive airport expansion project which began with the opening of the D/E Connector in December 2008. Home to 10 new shops and eateries, as well as a new, larger security checkpoint, the D/E Connector has brought in sales of over $5.3 million since its debut. The next phase of the expansion project will encompass Terminal F, with more merchants opening their doors and additional ticketing and baggage claim spaces.

Merchants now open in the new Terminal E Expansion include:

  • Cantina Laredo: a stylish sit-down restaurant offering gourmet Mexican fare and spirits in a sophisticated atmosphere.
  • McDonald’s: the world-famous fast food eatery serves up burgers, sandwiches, fries, breakfast and more. This is a second location for the national food chain at PHL in addition to International Terminal A-West.
  • Stellar News: a news, book and gift retailer providing passengers with the latest bestsellers, magazines and newspapers, as well as souvenirs and snacks. Other Stellar News locations are in Terminal D and B/C Baggage Claim.

Recent additions to the food and retail lineup in Concourse E include Chickie’s & Pete’s, Guava & Java, Maki of Japan and Sbarro. Elsewhere in PHL, merchants have debuted new locations including Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in Concourse C and B/C Baggage Claim, as well as Johnnie’s Dog House in B/C Baggage Claim.

Looking forward, Legal Sea Foods will land in the B/C Connector this summer, as well as Wendy’s. Both are opening their first-ever PHL locations.

“We’re excited to debut the Terminal E Expansion just a year after opening the new D/E Connector,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “The addition of these merchants will give our passengers even more options when it comes to shopping and dining, and there’s still more to come in 2010.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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Paul and Judy Fera, Owners of Destination PHL and Flight Meals, located in Terminal A-East were greatly affected by the devastation that the earthquake in Haiti created. Personally, the catastrophe affected one of their employees Palomana Joseph, a native of Haiti. Collectively the entire staff collected monetary donations to be given to Ms. Joseph. Paul and Judy matched the entire contribution, totaling $300.

Marketplace Philadelphia Management is proud to highlight the efforts of Paul N. Fera Inc, and the entire staff at Destination PHL & Flight Meals.

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PHILADELPHIA — January 19, 2010 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced The Neat Company as its Merchant of the Quarter for Q2 2009-2010.
The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service and participation in marketing programs. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “Merchant of the Quarter.”
Located in Concourses B and C, The Neat Company sells innovative software with customized scanners that help businesses and consumers organize, store and secure paper receipts, business cards and important documents.
“The Neat Company is a great example of a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and small business owner that started out in our specialty retail program and grew to a national company,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re very proud to name The Neat Company Merchant of the Second Quarter.”

ABOUT THE NEAT COMPANY
Founded in 2002 as a scanning solution for streamlining the expense reporting system, The Neat Company, formerly known as NeatReceipts, now offers a full range of products and a complete system for managing all the paper clutter in your life. Much more than just creating digital copies of important papers, The Neat Company’s combined software and hardware solutions activate the information trapped on the paper then literally transform it into something more useful. The Neat Company is a privately-owned company headquartered in Philadelphia. For more information please visit www.neatco.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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PHILADELPHIA —December 2, 2009 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will host a variety of festive and fun events this holiday season.

Special gift tables will give passengers plenty of ideas for the holidays now through December 28, 7a.m.-10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. in the D/E Connector. Participating retail locations will showcase favorite gift items outside their storefronts.

Santa will stroll through PHL’s seven terminals to greet passengers young and old December 1-24 from 4-8 p.m., December 10-24 from 11a.m.-3 p.m. and December 18-24 (B/C Baggage claim only) from 3-6 p.m.

Carolers dressed in Victorian finery will perform traditional holiday songs throughout the airport on the following dates: December 8 from 6-9 p.m.; December 12 from 4-6 p.m.; December 13 from 5-7 p.m.; December 19 from 2-4 p.m.; December 20 from 3-5 p.m.; and December 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Starting December 1, the Food & Shops annual holiday gift wrap will be staffed with Liberty USO volunteers who will wrap gifts purchased from any airport retailer for free. The gift wrap station is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through December 24, across from the Food Court located between concourses B and C.

The Food & Shops will present a $2,500 donation to the Liberty USO. The community may contribute to the Liberty USO by making donations at the USO office, Terminal A-East, or visiting them online at www.libertyuso.org.

“We are proud to support the Liberty USO and the services they provide to military families in our area,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We look forward to the annual gift wrap and the other holiday activities and events to put our passengers in the holiday spirit.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

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Philadelphia International Airport Concessions Program Receives Industry Accolades

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops in the B/C Connector at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) was recognized by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) as “Best Food and Beverage Program” among large airports in North America. Additionally, the airport’s specialty retail program in the B/C Connector placed third in the large airports category.

Philadelphia International Airport boasts more than 160 stores, restaurants and services throughout its seven terminals, including everything from an upscale wine bar to a full-service spa and fine jewelry stores. The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops offers passengers choices at national chains such as Brooks Brothers as well as local favorites like Chickie’s and Pete’s for a unique Philadelphia experience.

The ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest is held annually to recognize innovative and outstanding airport concessions throughout the United States and Canada. These awards demonstrate the growing importance of concessions to the total airport experience. The winners were announced during the 2008 ACI-NA Airport Concessions Conference in Toronto on November 12, which was attended by more than 300 representatives of the North American airport concessions industry.

This year’s contest received more than 120 entries from large, medium and small airports throughout North America.

“We’re thrilled to receive these prestigious awards from ACI-NA,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management. ”Our merchants are the key to our success; we couldn’t have done this without their continued hard work and dedication to exceed the expectations of PHL passengers.”

“Philadelphia International Airport is proud to offer passengers award-winning food, beverage and retail options. These ACI-NA awards demonstrate our commitment to customer satisfaction,” said Director of Aviation Charles Isdell.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.2 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 42,000. Visit the official Philadelphia International Airport website at http://www.phl.org/.

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently added several exciting new food and retail options to its lineup, and passengers will be able to enjoy even more locations in the coming months.

New offerings include:

  • Jack Duggan’s Pub, Concourse A East. Offers a variety of beer on tap, fine spirits and traditional pub fare in an Irish-themed setting.
  • Good 2 Go, Concourse F. Serves fresh salads, sandwiches, yogurt, snacks and beverages. Many are USDA certified organic.
  • Stellar News, Concourse D and B/C Baggage Claim. Offers passengers the latest books, magazines and newspapers, as well as souvenirs and snacks.
  • Philly Steak & Gyro, B/C Connector. Serves authentic Philadelphia-style cheese steaks, sandwiches and other local food offerings.

Arriving soon will be a new Auntie Anne’s Pretzels location in Concourse C, Maki of Japan in Concourse E and a newly remodeled King of Pizza location in Concourse D.

“We are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting retailers and restaurants,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Adding these great stores and restaurants will give our 31.8 million passengers at PHL even more options.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

Flu shots will be administered by AeroClinic, the airport’s on-site health clinic, and cost $35 for passengers. Shots will be administered in the B/C Connector in front of Brookstone and in AeroClinic’s A/B link location. Hours for flu vaccinations are Monday-Friday 7a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

PHL offers the following flu season tips for air travel passengers and employees:

  • Wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your elbow to prevent spreading germs, especially when in close quarters, like an airplane.
  • Limit contact with others while sick to prevent spreading the flu: avoid travel if possible if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, and stay home from work if you are feeling ill.

AeroClinic, located in the A/B Link, is a convenient quick-care clinic that is available for travelers and airport workers in need of minor ill-care and well-care treatment. AeroClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who see patients in 15-minute increments, on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We strive to keep our passengers and employees healthy during flu season,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Having an onsite health clinic is especially beneficial for the safety and well-being of everyone here at PHL.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

Drs. Dennis and Michelle Reina will sign copies of their book, “Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in your Organization,” on August 4 from 4-6 p.m. at Borders in the B/C Connector at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Business is based on building relationships, yet many do not have the communication skills to effectively maintain a high level of trust in the workplace. “Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace” draws on the authors’ experience with more than 100 organizations around the world and delivers easy-to-follow tactics that will improve workplace relationships, productivity and performance. The book can be purchased for $18.95 at Borders.

Dennis and Michelle Reina are renowned trust-building experts and principals of The Reina Trust Building Institute in Stowe, VT, an organizational development research and consulting firm. Their consulting work has assisted major companies such as American Express, Toyota, Harvard University and Walt Disney World.

“We are proud to draw nationally known authors like the Reinas to Borders at PHL,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food and Shops. “We strive to offer our passengers a variety of activities and events to make their time at the airport fun and enjoyable.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.comFollow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/philamarketplace and become a fan on Facebook.

New Technology Makes Airport Travel Easier
Visual Paging Helps Passengers Get The Information They Need
PHILADELPHIA

Just in time for the summer travel season, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has introduced a visual paging system that improves the way information is conveyed and enhances overall accessibility for passengers with disabilities.

PHL has installed 140 new, large, easy-to-read, LCD monitors throughout its seven terminals that visually provide travelers with the same information as the Airport’s overhead public address system. As with the audio announcements, visual messages can be presented in English, Spanish, French and German.

This visual paging system helps the Airport better meet the needs of its hearing-impaired passengers. The new monitors direct them to the nearest TDD-equipped phone so that they can get messages that are private or too lengthy for visual posting on the system. PHL has 31 TDD-equipped phones and each can contact the Airport Communications Center at no cost.

The visual paging system has helped travelers deal with a variety of common problems. These include:

  • Passengers leaving items behind at the security checkpoint or mistakenly going through the checkpoint with their traveling companion’s boarding pass
  • Notifying passengers of public transportation and highway conditions that could affect their travel plans outside of the Airport
  • Relaying information from friends and family members about changes to a passenger’s itinerary
  • Informing passengers of gate changes and final boarding calls for their particular flight

“We are always looking for ways to improve the travel experience and provide the highest levels of customer service,” said Acting Director of Aviation Mark Gale. “This system helps ensure that our passengers get the information they need, regardless of whether they’re hearing-impaired, talking on their cell phones, listening to music or distracted by some other activity.”

Since implementation, the public response has been favorable. In light of this, the Airport is exploring ways to further expand the system.

Callers wishing to page a passenger should contact the Airport Communications Center at (215) 937-6937 or call toll free at 1-800-PHL-GATE.

Ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Large Airports” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Airport Customer Satisfaction Study, Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The Airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.2 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 42,000.

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Fire & Ice as its merchant of the quarter for Q4 2008-2009.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Located in the B/C Connector, Fire & Ice offers a variety of unique fine jewelry in silver, gold and gemstones, as well as fossils and one-of-a-kind art glass from around the world.

“Fire & Ice rolls out the red carpet for each customer,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “They are a prime example of customer service excellence and we’re proud to name Fire & Ice Merchant of the Fourth Quarter.”

ABOUT FIRE & ICE

Fire & Ice specializes in one-of-a-kind and handcrafted specialty jewelry, art glass, geology and fossils. The company carries art glass from more than 200 artists, and 100 different gemstones and gemstone carvings, as well as a selection of more than 5,000 fossils from across the globe. Founded in 1980, the company has 12 locations in the United States. For more information, visit www.fireandice.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops, or become a fan of the Food & Shops on Facebook.

Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport will celebrate America’s birthday with a special summer sale in the B/C Connector and D/E Connector from July 2-6.

There will be 29 merchants participating in the event, which will feature tables from retailers including The Body Shop, Borders, Brooks Brothers, Crocs, Hallmark, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski and XpresSpa. For a complete list, visit www.philamarketplace.com

Passengers can shop the sale from 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. in the D/E Connector.

“Many people travel over the July 4 holiday, and the summer sales event gives passengers something fun and different to do while introducing them to our great retail mix here at PHL,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops.

Marketplace Philadelphia Management and Marketplace Development, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation will host a business forum at the Airport Marriott on June 30, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. Local, regional and national retailers, quick service food operators, and restaurateurs are invited to learn about unique opportunities that are available in the concessions program at the Philadelphia International Airport. Also, the meeting is to encourage and foster new business relationships in the community and create new jobs in Philadelphia.

The airport environment presents a great opportunity for merchants to benefit from captive passenger traffic and a strong demand for quality dining and retail. Philadelphia International Airport is proud to have recently opened the new D/E Connector with 10 new retail/food and beverage locations including Crocs, Borders, Peet’s Coffee, Brookstone, InMotion, Lids, Sunglass Hut, Taxco Sterling, Techshowcase and Vino Volo. The D/E Connector is the first phase of an expansion project set to be completed in 2010 and that provides exciting opportunities for potential new merchants.

“Our goal for the forum is to inform everyone about opportunities at PHL and to attract quality retail and dining concepts to add to our award-winning family of merchants,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management.

To attend the forum, please RSVP to Mignon Davis at 215-492-7522 or e-mail mdavis@philamarketplace.com by Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Please include your contact information.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.2 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 42,000. Visit the official Philadelphia International Airport website at http://www.phl.org.

Industry Contest Recognizes Philadelphia International Airport
Concessions
PHILADELPHIA

Just a few months after Marketplace Food & Shops in the B/C Connector at Philadelphia International Airport was named “Best Food and Beverage Program” among large airports in North America by Airports Council International, several Airport merchants garnered recognition in the “Best Airport & Concessions Awards” at the 2009 Airport Revenue Conference and Exhibition. Airport Revenue News, a leading industry publication, sponsors the annual conference and exhibition, which includes the awards event.

Continuing Marketplace’s long tradition of excellence in Airport concessions, six merchants received special recognition: The Paradies Shops, the Hudson Group and OTG Management, which operate several concessions at the Airport, as well as retailers Taxco Sterling and Techshowcase and upscale wine bar Vino Volo.

“Our merchants and the concessions they operate are among the finest at any airport anywhere,” said Acting Director of Aviation Mark Gale. “The awards and recognition they’ve consistently earned from their industry peers is evidence of that. Their commitment to customer satisfaction, innovation and quality dovetails with the City’s mission to provide a first-class airport and was also a factor in the Airport being ranked “Highest in Customer Service for Large Airports” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Airport Customer Satisfaction Study.”

Vino Volo, which opened its first Airport location on the B/C Connector a year ago and added a second site on the new D/E Connector, led the Marketplace honorees with awards in five categories in the small retailers division. The upscale wine bar was singled out for Highest Regard for Customer Service, Best Overall Retailer, Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service, Best Food & Beverage Brand Operator and Best Food & Beverage Operator.

For the 13th consecutive year, The Paradies Shops was named Retailer with the Highest Regard for Customer Service in the large retailers division. The Paradies Shops manages Brooks Brothers, PGA Tour Shop, Barb’s Harley Davidson, and Brighton Collectibles on the B/C Connector; Pennsylvania Market (B/C Connector, Concourse E), Explore Philadelphia (Terminal A-East), CNBC News Philadelphia (Terminals A-East thru E) and Philadelphia News (Terminal D). Brooks Brothers also earned recognition as Best Retail Specialty Brand Operator.

In the large retailers division, The Hudson Group won the award for Best News & Gift Operator. The Hudson Group manages Hudson News, Hudson News Aero Mart and Hudson News Euro Café in Terminals A-West and F.

OTG Management was named Best Food & Beverage Operator in the large retailers division. OTG manages Cibo Bistro and Wine Bar (Concourses A-West and B), Cibo Express Gourmet Market (Concourse E), Jet Rock Bar and Grille (Concourses B and D, Terminal F), and Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C).

Taxco Sterling, which specializes in fine jewelry, was recognized as Best DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Operator among large retailers. Taxco Sterling has shops in Terminal A-West, Concourse B and on the D/E Connector.

Techshowcase, a new merchant on the D/E Connector, won the award for Best New Specialty Retail Concept in the small retailers division. Techshowcase is a member of the Airport Wireless concession group, which has locations on Concourses B and C and in Terminal A-West.

The latest recognition for Airport concessions comes as Philadelphia International opened 10 new retail, food and beverage locations on the D/E Connector that debuted in December and also as plans are progressing for more concessions on the D and E concourses. The D and E concourses are among the Airport’s oldest as well as busiest, and efforts have been focused on bringing more food and retail options to that area of the terminal complex.

“We’ve been working closely with Marketplace and our airline tenants to improve concession offerings in the D and E terminals,” said James Tyrrell, Deputy Director of Aviation for Property Management and Business Development. “This is an area of the Airport that has seen a tremendous growth in passenger traffic in recent years. The food, beverage and retail shops that opened on the D/E Connector have greatly enhanced the passenger experience there, and we’re very excited about exploring new opportunities to build upon that on the D and E concourses, especially with the new gates that are being built at the end of E concourse.”

Ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Large Airports” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Airport Customer Satisfaction Study, Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The Airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.2 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 42,000.

PHILADELPHIA

As the bustling summer vacation season unofficially kicks off with the Memorial Day weekend holiday, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is pleased to provide the following tips to assist air travelers:

CHECK IN AND SECURITY SCREENING

Before Coming to the Airport:

  • Check the status of your flight by contacting your airline directly, or call the Airport at 800-PHL-GATE, or visit the Airport’s website (www.phl.org) and click on “Flight Information.” Please have your flight number handy.
  • Extra time may be needed for checking-in and security screening, so it is recommended that you arrive at the Airport 2 hours prior to a domestic departure and 3 hours prior to an international departure.
  • If you are 18 or older, make sure you have a valid, government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID, or government employee ID).
  • Most airlines charge fees for checked bags and bags that are overweight. Check your airline’s baggage policies before packing for your trip.
  • If you are not checking any bags, you may not have to wait in line at the ticket counter to obtain a boarding pass. Most airlines now allow passengers to check in and print boarding passes from their websites up to 24 hours prior to scheduled departure, and most airlines have check-in kiosks at the Airport. Check with your airline prior to arriving at the Airport.
  • When packing, keep in mind that liquids, gels and aerosols in 3-ounce or smaller containers may be carried onto the aircraft in only one re-sealable, one-quart, clear plastic bag. Liquids, gels and aerosols in containers larger than 3 ounces must be placed in your checked baggage. Exceptions are made for prescription and over-the-counter medicines, baby formula, and breast milk.

For additional information on permitted and prohibited items, consult the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website www.tsa.gov, e-mail the TSA at TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov or call the TSA Consumer Response Center toll-free at 1-866-289-9673. Check the TSA website often, since regulations can change at anytime.

Travel Tips/2

Check – In:

  • Airline ticket counter personnel handle wheelchair and electric cart service requests. If you require these services, advise your airline when making your reservation and confirm the request prior to the day of departure.
  • Carry-on baggage is limited to one piece of luggage and one personal item such as a purse or briefcase. The personal item must fit under your seat and the luggage must fit into the overhead bin on the aircraft or it will not be permitted on board. Check with your airline for specific carry-on baggage allowances.
  • Passengers must obtain boarding passes before entering the security checkpoint. At the checkpoint, have boarding passes and photo ID ready for inspection by TSA personnel and keep these documents handy until you exit the checkpoint.

Security Screening:

  • To expedite your passage through the checkpoint, place personal items like cell phones, pagers, PDAs, keys, loose change and other metallic items into your carry-on bag or use one of the free re-sealable bags available at the Information Counters. At the checkpoint, the TSA provides bins in which to place these personal items along with shoes, coats, jackets and belts, which must be passed through the X-ray machine.
  • Liquids, gels and aerosols in 3-ounce or smaller containers that are in carry-on bags must be in one re-sealable, one-quart, clear plastic bag. The bag must be removed from your carry-on and placed in the plastic bin at the X-ray machine.
  • Drinks may not be taken through the checkpoint. Consider picking up a carry-on meal and beverage for your flight once you have passed through the checkpoint. Most airlines now charge for in-flight meals; some offer no food at all.
  • Remove laptops and video cameras with cassettes from their cases and place them in a bin to be X-rayed. Video games with consoles must also be removed from bags and placed in a separate bin for screening.
  • Equipment used to screen checked baggage will damage undeveloped film. Pack undeveloped film in your carry-on bag. Remove undeveloped high-speed and specialty film from canisters and place in a clear plastic bag. Screening equipment will not affect digital cameras or electronic image storage cards.
  • All checked baggage is subject to hand inspection. The TSA recommends using locks that screeners can open and re-lock. Some recommended locks are listed on its website.

Travel Tips/3

TRANSPORTATION/PARKING

Parking:
Long-term parking is available in the Garages and in the Economy Lot; parking in the Short-Term lot is recommended for visits of less than one hour.

Parking Rates are as follows:

  • Economy Lot: $11.00 daily
  • Garage Parking: $20.00 daily
  • Short-Term Lot: $38 daily (6,300 spaces*) (10,800 spaces) $5.00 up to 1 hr (800 spaces) $5.00 up to 1 hr $15.00 up to 3 hrs $20.00 up to 4 hrs

It is anticipated that an additional 1,122 spaces will become available in the Economy Parking Lot this summer.

For more information on Airport parking, contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority at 215-683-9840 or consult their website, www.philapark.org

A free “Cell Phone/Park & Ride Lot” is available for motorists to wait, with their vehicles, until their party is ready to be picked up. The lot is located on Bartram Avenue adjacent to the Southbound I-95 exit ramp for Cargo City. Directions are available at www.phl.org

SEPTA R-1 Rail Line:
As an alternative, travelers can use the SEPTA R-1 Airport Line. Convenient and accessible, trains run every 30 minutes and stop at all terminals. The one-way fare is $7.00 to and from Center City. For more information on schedules and fares, contact SEPTA at 215-580-7800 or visit SEPTA’s Web site at www.septa.com

TERMINAL D/E CONNECTOR
Opened in December 2008, the Terminal D/E Connector features a 14-lane security checkpoint and 10 food, beverage and retail shops. With the combined security checkpoint, passengers can now access all 7 terminals at the Airport without having to go through security screening a second time.

AMENITIES

Philly International offers a variety of conveniences to make travelers’ stay more relaxing and pleasant.

Free Wireless Internet Access:

Everyone can log on free of charge on weekends, and college students can obtain free WiFi every day. To obtain an authorization code, college students present a school ID at any Airport Information Counter. During the week, non-students can obtain 24-hour wireless access for $7.95. In addition, Internet access is available for a reasonable fee at Laptop Lane on the A/B Connector, and more than 100 semi-private work units with electrical outlets, pay phones and work surfaces are located in boarding gates areas.

Travel Tips/4

Children’s Play Areas:
Located in Terminal A-East near Gate A-1 and in Concourse D near Gate D-8, the Children’s Play Area offers aviation-themed, interactive activities for young travelers.

Special Services, etc.:

  • The Hospitality Program, activated during weather and other emergencies, provides disposable blankets and pillows as well as refreshments to stranded travelers. Area hotel and travel information is available at Airport Information Counters.
  • Interpretype devices that connect the non-signing hearing community with the deaf, hard of hearing and speech-disabled community are located at the Information Counters in Terminal B past the security checkpoint and in Terminal D pre-security.
  • The Aero Clinic on the Terminal A/B walkway offers a variety of acute care services including treatment for respiratory, digestive and urinary illnesses, skin conditions and minor injuries, vaccinations and health screenings. The Clinic is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some medical insurance is accepted.
  • The popular Exhibitions Program presents 15 fascinating permanent and rotating works of art through the complex.
  • The exciting Performing Arts Program offers a variety of live entertainment on Friday across from the B/C Food Court.
  • Active duty service men and women are welcome at the USO in Terminal A-East near Gate A-11.
  • Pet Relief Areas are located on the Departures Road between Terminals A-West and A-East; between Terminal B/C Ticketing and the Airport Communications Center; adjacent to Terminal E and Terminal F; on the Arrivals Road adjacent to Terminal A-East bag claim; on the Commercial Vehicle Road (south side of bag claim nearest SEPTA train platform) at Terminal B and Terminal E bag claim.

“Air travel can sometimes be stressful and challenging, especially for those who do not travel often by plane,” acknowledged Acting Director of Aviation Mark Gale. “The best way to ensure a less stressful airport experience is to be prepared. In addition to providing travel trips, the Airport will have additional staff assisting passengers during peak travel times. I wish safe travels and a comfortable airport experience to all of our customers.”

Ranked “Highest in Customer Service for Large Airports” in J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Airport Customer Satisfaction Study, Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The Airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.2 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 42,000.

The Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport Partner to Offer Travelers Budget-Friendly Dining Choices
PHILADELPHIA (May 11, 2009)

The Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport and LaGuardia Airport have announced a new “WOW! $5 CHOW!” program designed to help travelers get more for their money when dining at these airports.

Developed by MarketPlace Development at LaGuardia Airport and MarketPlace Philadelphia Management at Philadelphia International Airport, the WOW! $5 CHOW! program will officially launch in May and offer a variety of menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Travelers can choose from almost 50 restaurants offering special meals such as: Jet Rock Bar & Grill’s “Eggs Your Way” breakfast with coffee; Chicken Sandwich and large drink at Chick-Fil-A; Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Sandwich at Cosi; or gourmet dessert with coffee from Todd English’s Figs Restaurant– all priced at $5.00 each. A list of participating restaurants and their $5 offers can be viewed at www.shoplaguardia.com and www.philamarketplace.com

“Now more than ever, it’s important to offer our passengers value.” says Lillian Tan, Vice President and General Manager of MarketPlace Development, for the Food & Shops program at LaGuardia. “The WOW! $5 CHOW! program definitely creates the WOW factor at LaGuardia, by offering delicious, yet budget-friendly food choices for the traveling public. We applaud our restaurateurs for working with us to create an affordable dining experience for our passengers. ”

“We aim to make each traveler´s experience at PHL both enjoyable and affordable,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Offering the WOW! $5 CHOW! menu will allow our passengers to stretch their travel dollars a little further and encourage them to explore the dining options at our airport.”

About MarketPlace Development and MarketPlace Philadelphia Management

MarketPlace Development is a Massachusetts based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage award -winning airport retail programs. With offices at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building and Philadelphia International Airport, MarketPlace Development handles the development, management and leasing of all retail, food and beverage, and passenger service concessions for LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building and the seven domestic and international terminals at Philadelphia International.

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development and manages the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport:
Cynthia Roberson
Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications
845.358.3920 x14
croberson@ciicnews.com

Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops:
Kristin Larson Contino
Jack Horner Communications Inc.
610.768.3704
kristinc@jackhorner.com

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Sweet Flights as its merchant of the quarter for Q3 2008-2009.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “merchant of the quarter.”

Located in Concourse C, Sweet Flights satisfies passengers’ cravings with sweet treats sold by the pound. The store carries a wide variety of candy and snack foods, from gummy candies to European gourmet chocolates to pretzels.

“Sweet Flights goes above and beyond to treat each customer as a welcomed guest,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re proud to recognize them as the merchant of the third quarter.”

ABOUT SWEET FLIGHTS

Sweet Flights is a unique candy and gift store offering customers a variety of high-quality bulk candies and snack foods in a fun and creative atmosphere. Visit Sweet Flights in Concourse C at Philadelphia International Airport.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

Six merchants at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) were recognized at the Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards at the 2009 Airport Revenue Conference and Exhibition. The awards are held annually by Airport Revenue News (ARN), a leading airport industry publication.

PHL is proud to announce the following winners, which are part of the airport’s Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops:

  • Upscale wine bar Vino Volo took home the most honors, recognized with Highest Regard for Customer Service, Best Overall Retailer, Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service, Best Food & Beverage Brand Operator and Best Food & Beverage Operator in the small retailers division. Vino Volo has locations in PHL’s B/C Connector and D/E Connector.
  • The Paradies Shops, which manages Brooks Brothers, PGA Tour Shop, Barb’s Harley Davidson, CBNC News Philadelphia, Philadelphia News, Pennsylvania Market, Brighton Collectibles and Explore Philadelphia at PHL, has won Retailer with the Highest Regard for Customer Service for the 13th consecutive year in the large retailers division. Brooks Brothers was also recognized as Best Retail Specialty Brand Operator.
  • The Hudson Group, which manages Hudson News, Hudson News Aero Mart and Hudson News Euro Café at PHL, was named Best News & Gift Operator (large retailers).
  • OTG Management was awarded the title of Best Food & Beverage Brand Operator in the large retailers division. OTG manages Cibo Bistro and Wine Bar, Cibo Express Gourmet Market, Jet Rock Bar and Grill and Sky Asian Bistro at PHL.
  • Taxco Sterling was named Best DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Operator amongst large retailers. Taxco Sterling has locations in International Terminal A West, Concourse B and the D/E Connector.
  • Techshowcase, located in PHL’s D/E Connector, was named Best New Specialty Retail Concept (small retailers). Techshowcase is part of the Airport Wireless family, which has three locations in PHL, Concourse B, C and the International Terminal, Terminal A West.

“Our merchants are truly the best in the industry, and we’re thrilled to have so many award-winning stores and restaurants recognized at this year’s ARN awards,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management LLC. “At Marketplace Philadelphia Management, our goal is to bring only the best merchants to passengers at Philadelphia International Airport.”

“We are proud to offer PHL’s passengers such a wide range of award-winning food and retail options, and look forward to our merchants receiving even more honors and awards in the future,” said Mark Gale, Acting Director of Aviation at Philadelphia International Airport.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

Travelers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) don’t have to wait until they’ve reached their destination to indulge in a little pampering and relaxation. XpresSpa, a chain of full-service airport spas, recently opened a new location in PHL’s International Terminal, Terminal A West.

XpresSpa is modeled after luxurious, high-end spas with plush leather massage chairs and refined décor. Treatments are geared toward passengers on the go and include tension massages for neck, arms, back, and feet. The spa, which is open seven days a week, also sells aromatherapy products, candles, massagers and other personal care items. For more extensive services including manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and reflexology, travelers are reminded to visit the existing XpresSpa location in Concourse C.

“A spa is definitely not something you’d expect to see at an airport,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Passengers love the convenience of being able to get a massage or a manicure while waiting for their flight.”

ABOUT XPRESSPA

XpresSpa is the only “premium class” large scale, nationally structured spa exclusively operating at airports. There are currently 27 XpresSpa locations both in the United States and abroad, with five additional spas opening in March/April 2009. For more information, visit www.xpresspa.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

OTG Management and the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops today announced the grand re-opening of Jet Rock Bar & Grill at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Concourse B.

Jet Rock, which has been part of the airport’s Food & Shops since it opened in 1998, now has a brand new look and an updated menu. The upbeat and colorful décor offers customers a welcoming atmosphere to dine and relax prior to departure. Customers can enjoy a variety of sports, news and entertainment on the 33 flat-screen televisions featured at Jet Rock. As always, the beverage selection includes 48 draft beers, as well as an extensive selection of wines by the glass and custom-made cocktails. The menu incorporates American classics and favorite pub food selections.

For passengers with limited time, Jet Rock offers an express kitchen for take-out. The separate express counter features the full Jet Rock menu. Customers can expedite their order by using the self-order kiosks for quick, customized ordering and payment.

In addition to Concourse B, passengers can dine at Jet Rock locations in Concourses D and F.

“Jet Rock has been a favorite with passengers since it opened 10 years ago,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re excited to re-open the original location to the 31.7 million passengers that travel through PHL each year.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

ABOUT OTG MANAGEMENT

OTG Management is an award-winning airport food & beverage operator with more than 90 restaurants and eateries in nine airports, including JFK, LaGuardia, Boston Logan, Tucson, Washington National, Washington Dulles, Orlando, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia. Since its entry into airports in 1996, OTG has been recognized throughout the industry for its strong customer focus and innovation. For more information, visit www.otgmanagement.com.

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Taxco Sterling in International Terminal A West as its merchant of the quarter for Q2 2008-2009.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service, participating in marketing programs and attending customer service seminars. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “merchant of the quarter.”

Taxco Sterling specializes in unique, handcrafted sterling silver and 18kt gold jewelry, accessories and tableware. In addition to the A West location, Taxco Sterling has locations at PHL in Concourse B and the airport’s new D/E Connector.

“Taxco Sterling gives personal attention to each and every customer,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Their staff knows what it takes to exceed passengers’ expectations here at PHL.”

ABOUT TAXCO STERLING

Taxco Sterling features handcrafted wearable art utilizing the finest materials available including sterling silver, 18kt gold, platinum and a variety of precious and semi-precious gemstones. Taxco is located in many of the premier regional shopping centers and busiest airports in the United States. The company draws upon a base of over four hundred designers and artisans to offer the finest selection of quality handcrafted jewelry and accessories found anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.taxcosterlingjewelry.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

Travelers who may be feeling under the weather have the opportunity to find some relief right at the airport, now that AeroClinic has opened at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Located in the A/B Link, AeroClinic is a convenient quick-care clinic that is available for travelers and airport workers in need of minor ill-care and well-care treatment. AeroClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who see patients in 15-minute increments, on a first-come, first-served basis.

AeroClinic’s services typically range from $25 – $100, depending on the service provided. Most major insurance plans are accepted and AeroClinic works with your primary care physician to communicate your healthcare needs.

“Only one-third of Americans get to see their doctor on the day they are ill, resulting in a major inconvenience for air travelers, especially those en route to an unfamiliar city,” noted Rosemary Kelly, CBO for AeroClinic. “We provide a quick, convenient, affordable solution for passengers and airport employees who are not feeling well.”

“We strive to bring new and different services to PHL. Having a healthcare clinic on site will definitely be a valuable offering for our passengers and airport employees,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

ABOUT THE AEROCLINIC

Located within major U.S. airports, The AeroClinic is the convenient-health-smart-quick-care clinic of choice for minor ill-care, well-care, and prepackaged prescriptions/medications. Providing walk-in healthcare to the flying public, airline employees and general airport communities, affordable health services are available without an appointment and typically rendered in less than 15-20 minutes. Quality patient care is provided by nurse practitioners and physician assistants and includes primary care for minor illnesses, prepackaged prescription/medications, preventive screenings and wellness consultation. The company’s passionate team of healthcare professionals’ helps patients Travel Well, Work Well and Live Well. For more information, please visit www.theaeroclinic.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) welcomed eight new stores and two food and beverage merchants to the airport during the unveiling of the brand new D/E Connector on December 30.

The expansion includes 7,700 square feet of concessions space and brings PHL’s number of in-line stores to 160.

This is the first phase of a multi-phase project that will dramatically change the quality and quantity of retail and food/beverage offerings for passengers using terminals D and E. The new D/E expansion provides an upgrade to a part of the airport that has long been underserved by the concessions program due to lack of space.

New to the airport’s retail mix is footwear retailer Crocs, which features its popular clogs and other styles for the entire family. Techshowcase made its debut at PHL, offering passengers the latest in mobile electronic devices. Also new is Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee and tea café with plenty of space to relax and a laid-back coffeehouse vibe.

Travelers can catch up on the latest bestsellers at Borders, make flights more fun with portable entertainment systems at In Motion, and choose from the hottest sunglass styles at Sunglass Hut. Before taking off, Vino Volo provides an upscale atmosphere to sip fine wines and enjoy gourmet small plate meals.

Hat retailer Lids/Lids Kids will offer a wide variety of baseball caps and other headgear for both kids and adults. Brookstone’s new D/E location offers passengers innovative travel, office and home products. Taxco Sterling, a fine jewelry store featuring sterling silver jewelry, accessories and tableware, also opened in D/E.

With the opening of the D/E Connector, passengers can conveniently walk straight through from Concourses A, B, C and D to Concourse E without having to go through security checkpoints again.

The new connector also includes expanded security lanes and will eventually include additional ticket counters, gates, baggage claim areas and more food and retail space.

“We are excited to offer our passengers even more choices with the opening of the D/E Connector, and we’re looking forward to including additional retailers as the airport continues to grow,” said Paul McGinn, President of Marketplace Development.

Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management, said “The addition of the D/E Connector will elevate our already award-winning concessions program to new heights.”

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

Offer Unique Holiday Fun for Travelers

This December, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops will give passengers plenty of ways to celebrate the season, with everything from carolers and photos with Santa to free gift wrap and a visit from Philadelphia’s own Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross.

Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops’ annual holiday gift wrap will run from December 1 through 24 and benefits the Liberty USO. Liberty USO volunteers will wrap gifts purchased from any airport retailer for free. The gift wrap station will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily across from the Food Court located between concourses B and C.

Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops will make a $5,000 donation to the Liberty USO. Travelers may also contribute to the Liberty USO by making donations at the USO office, Concourse A East, or visiting them online at www.libertyuso.org.

Santa will delight children both young and old as he visits the airport on the following dates:

  • Santa will stroll throughout PHL’s seven concourses and pose for photos December 1-24 from 4-8 p.m. and December 10-24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa will stroll through baggage claim and pose for photos December 18-24 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Free holiday-themed entertainment will be available each day on the B/C connector stage by the food court, and roaming Victorian carolers will sing throughout PHL:

  • December 13 from 1-3 p.m.
  • December 14 from 4-6 p.m.
  • December 20 and 21 from 3-5p.m.
  • Dec 22 and 23 from 4-6 p.m.

Ben Franklin and his new bride, Betsy Ross, will make a special appearance on December 23. The beloved Philadelphia duo will spread holiday cheer (and candy canes) to PHL passengers from 1-4 p.m. in the B/C Connector and the new D/E Connector.

“During the hectic holiday travel season, it’s great to offer our passengers events to put them in a festive mood,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re also proud to once again support the Liberty USO through our annual gift wrap.”

ABOUT LIBERTY USO

For more than six decades, the United Service Organizations (USO) of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, Inc. or “Liberty USO,” has served the needs of America´s active duty, National Guard and reserve military personnel and their families throughout Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Liberty USO is a chartered affiliate of World USO, a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization and not a government agency. Liberty USO is supported solely through voluntary contributions and receives no government funding. The USO´s Mission worldwide is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide and to create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military communities and involved or supporting civilian communities. For more information, visit www.libertyuso.org.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Vino Volo as its merchant of the quarter for Q1 2008-2009.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “merchant of the quarter.”

Located in the B/C Connector, Vino Volo is an upscale wine bar and tasting lounge offering a wide variety of wines and sophisticated small plate dishes. A second location will be opening in the coming months in the airport’s new D/E Connector.

“Vino Volo truly exceeds their customers’ expectations,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “The staff goes above and beyond to make sure each customer’s time at PHL is an enjoyable one.”

ABOUT VINO VOLO

Vino Volo offers airport passengers a sophisticated retreat from the hectic airport environment with fun and interactive wine tastings and small-plate gourmet food pairings with a packaged “to-go” option. A highly-trained team of Wine Associates helps make wine approachable. The company also has a patented tasting framework to ease customers through the wine discovery process. Vino Volo is redefining service in airports, recently ranking #1 in customer service among over 900 airport stores mystery shopped, and winning the highly coveted airport industry award for “Highest Regard for Customer Service” in both 2007 and 2008. For more information, visit www.vinovolo.com.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE REDWOOD L.P.

MarketPlace Redwood, L.P. is the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the development and management of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 125 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 30-40 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Redwood, L.P. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines, and Redwood Advisory, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com

Passengers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) can pass the time between flights discovering the latest best sellers, now that the airport has opened its first Borders location in the B/C Connector.

Part of PHL’s Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, Borders offers travelers a wide variety of books, audio books, magazines, gifts and stationery. A second location is planned to open later this year in the airport’s new D/E Connector.

“We’re happy to welcome one of the country’s favorite booksellers and to continue expanding the retail offerings for passengers at PHL,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

ABOUT BORDERS GROUP, INC.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP), is a leading retailer of books, music and movies with more than 28,000 employees. Through its subsidiaries, the company operates more than 1,100 stores primarily under the Borders(R) and Waldenbooks(R) brand names and recently launched Borders.com for online shopping. For more information, visit www.borders.com/aboutus.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE REDWOOD L.P.

MarketPlace Redwood, L.P. is the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the development and management of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 125 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 30-40 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Redwood, L.P. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines, and Redwood Advisory, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com