Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is renowned for the quality of its retail program, which is distinguished by such national retailers as Brighton, Tumi, Harley-Davidson, Johnston & Murphy and Swarovski. The $161 million development of the food and retail program at PHL consists of 210,000 square feet of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A through F. This award-winning program features more than 180 in-line stores, restaurants, and services, including almost 30 specialty retail units. The most recent retail/food & beverage development is the expansion of Terminal F. Completed in October 2013, the Terminal F project added 20,000 square feet of retail, food & beverage space to the US Airways commuter terminal. New eateries include: Le Bus Cafe, Chipotle, Tony Luke's, Au Bon Pain, Sbarro, Far East, Red Mango, Local Tavern, Smashburger, Good 2 Go, Philly Pretzel Factory and Re:Vive. Retail locations and services include: Solstice, Fire & Ice, Kiehl's, Hudson News, XpresSpa, Sound Balance, and Stellar News. The expansion also includes a 375-seat food court.
The City of Philadelphia selected MarketPlace Development in 1994 to redevelop and manage the retail redevelopment in Terminals A through E at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). In 1999, the City of Philadelphia again selected MarketPlace for the retail development and management of the new Regional and International Terminals. In 2009, MarketPlace completed the new and expanded concessions in the Terminals D-E expansion program, the concourse Expansion in 2010, and most recently the newly expanded Terminal F Hub, completed on October, 2013. Philadelphia International Airport serves more than 30.8 million passengers annually.
Philadelphia International Airport welcomes over 30.7 million annual passengers and employs over 20,000 employees. With traffic rising, there are always retail and food & beverage opportunities at the airport. Air travelers have strong consumer demographics and a proven track record as valuable customers.
MarketPlace Development is always looking for new and innovative concepts to add to the existing retail mix. The Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport has provided dozens of new business opportunities for store and restaurant operators on both the national and local levels. More opportunities continue to arrive for both permanent, in-line merchants and for more temporary specialty operations.