Reading Terminal Market To Extend Outdoors

We all know that when it comes to food in Philadelphia, there's no better place than the Reading Terminal Market, right?

Well, the beloved spot is going through some changes in 2020 which includes a big million dollar extension outdoors!

Yup, a new project has just been announced which will add approximately 15,000 square feet of public space. The plan is to convert a block of Filbert Street into a pedestrian walkway. Now the space will allow for outdoor dining, shopping, and even art installations!

“This funding will allow us to animate Filbert Street by creating a dynamic and inclusive public space with opportunities for shoppers, diners, families, artists, and entrepreneurs to all enjoy equally," Reading Terminal Market general manager Anuj Gupta said in a statement.

This project will also create the first curbless street in Philly!

"The Reading Terminal is a leading example of the power of public spaces to transform communities," said Ellen Hwang, Knight Foundation program director for Philadelphia. "This effort will extend its impact as a community connector that showcases local talent, brings together people of different backgrounds and attaches them to our great city."

Very cool!

Take a look at a rendering of what this should look like when finished in spring 2020.

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