It’s the end of an era over at Coca Cola Park as the Philly Pretzel Factory stands will be no more. Coca Cola Park has assumed the pretzel concession effective for the 2016 season, and will feature an alternate brand of soft pretzel at all locations about the park going forward, according to the former concession owner.
After hearing the news, I reached out to the Philly Pretzel owner/operator for comment. He tells me that this was a unilateral decision on the part of the IronPigs, and that he’s sad to leave. He asked me to thank the IronPigs fans for all of the support over their seven years at the park.
For now, we’ll remember the good times: We’ll remember the rivets with buttercream sabotaging my diet almost weekly. We’ll remember the cinnamon pretzels delivered directly to my seat in the club level, helping soak up the early-inning beers. We’ll remember the $1 pretzels available at the exits after the games. And we’ll remember the trays of pretzels dropped off for free at the trough parties (BTW, those are gone too I hear) on Saturdays after the games.
Thanks, Philly Pretzel, for being part of our IronPigs lives over the past seven years. We’re sad to see you go. We promise to stop by the store on Hamilton Street, just down from the arena, when we need our fix.