Management at the Reading Terminal Market yesterday reaffirmed its decision not to give a new lease to steak-sandwichmaker Rick Olivieri.
Market spokesman Kevin Feeley said officials of the nonprofit Reading Terminal Market Corp. spent the last week explaining the rationale for their decision to merchants and others, as well as giving Olivieri a final hearing on Wednesday.
"Following all of these measures, the board reaffirmed the decision not to renew the lease," Feeley said. "The board's decision is final."
Olivieri, whose Rick's Philly Steaks has been a market fixture for 25 years, confirmed the decision yesterday.