Beer Garden Update
Iovine Brothers' acquisition of The Beer Garden should be completed within a few weeks, at which time reconstruction will begin, according to Jimmy Iovine. He adds that although not assured, he still thinks it is possible to obtain authority to sell beer for consumption in center court and other Reading Terminal Market seating areas. RTM management, however, has expressed concerned such a policy might negate the RTM's attractiveness to families with children.
When the transfer of ownership and licenses are completed, the Iovines will expand the Beer Garden to encompass the current public seating area and add a kitchen. Numerous taps for microbrews is part of the plan.
It's much too late for the work to be done before the auto show later this month, but the Iovines hope to have it all in place by Flower Show, which opens March 6.