Chickie’s & Pete’s and PGA Tour Shop Named PHL’s Restaurant and Retailer of the Third Quarter 2010-2011

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
Philadelphia, PA April 20, 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.”



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


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


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 Follow us on Twitter at 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.

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
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Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management