Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Debuts Terminal E Expansion
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.”
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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.