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

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