Pagoda Skyline, Inc., The Foundation for the Reading Pagoda, and the City of Reading invite residents and friends to a limited-edition Holiday Pop-Up Shop from the Pagoda Gift Shop.
[Reading, PA] Last spring, the City of Reading had no choice but to shut down operations at many of their facilities. One of them was access to the interior of the Reading Pagoda.
During the shutdown, Pagoda Skyline Inc. (PSI) needed to close down operations of the Pagoda Gift Shop. With no online sales, and no access to the merchandise inside, visitors were unable to purchase mementos and the much-needed revenue came to a halt.
In order to make the special collection of official Pagoda items accessible for the holidays, PSI’s President Mike Reinert, announced the good news during a recent Foundation for the Reading Pagoda board meeting.
“Pagoda Skyline volunteers will run a Pagoda Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, November 21, noon-3pm, on the 1st-floor portico right outside the gift shop area,” he said. “ We’re excited to provide the community with a chance to buy these limited edition favorite local landmark holiday gifts.”
Foundation President Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz, who also serves a Reading city councilor, remarked: “ Every year at nine o’clock on Christmas Eve the Pagoda lights flash to let the children know that Santa is on his way.
This has been a challenging year for all of us. We want our residents to know that the Holiday Lights tradition, and our community’s holiday spirit, continues on. Hosting the Pagoda Holiday Pop-Up Shop is a perfect way to add to the holiday cheer– plus you get a rare opportunity to buy items from the Pagoda, a symbol of our city for over a century.”
Berks County residents and fans of the Pagoda who stop by will be required to follow current social distancing protocols. Only those wearing masks can purchase items and interact with the Pop-Up Shop this Saturday. All proceeds go to support the Pagoda.
Limited supplies of your favorite Pagoda-branded Gift Shop items are available on a first come, first serve basis.
• Sweatshirts, T-shirts and Hats
• Home Décor
• Baby Bibs and T-Shirts
• Holiday Ornaments
• Books, Posters, Postcards
• and More
For more information visit pagodaskyline.org. Preview the sale inventory on Facebook @thereadingpagoda.