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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AWARDS 2013-2014 MERCHANT OF THE YEAR


September 22, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

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