Reading Terminal Market a hub of pre-Thanksgiving activity [photos]

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A worker in the Thanksgiving spirit at Reading Terminal Market Wednesday. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

A worker in the Thanksgiving spirit at Reading Terminal Market Wednesday. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

If you think the airport and train station are busy today (Weds), try Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market.

Vinny Iovine  runs a produce stand in the Reading Terminal Market and says the day before Thanksgiving is always his busiest.

“I’m here 26 years it’s my favorite day of the year.  We get everything set up and the store floods with people the second the door opens.  It’s worth every second of it.”

Irene Jubilee came early and filled her cart quickly.  

“some of this stuff is expensive, I’m not used to things being as expensive as they are but that’s the way they go, prices go up.”

The business was brisk from the Amish bakeries to the produce stands, to take out food.  It seems some people don’t want to think about cooking TONIGHT ahead of preparing the big meal tomorrow.

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