Mia Allen’s patterned, knitted gloves and beanies stand out in their own right, but the story behind them is unique, too. Allen is a “second generation” Pike Place Market artisan; her parents Jeff and Kathi have sold art tile in the market since 2004. Mia crafts her items with wool yarn and bamboo fibers. Her wool is […]

The current site of the future MarketFront was formerly the home of the Municipal Market building. The Municipal Market building burned in 1974. It was later demolished. Seattle City Council Approves MarketFront Development Agreement and Funding The future site of the PikePlace MarketFront may not look like the most romantic place now, even with the Great Wheel and […]

More Room for Farmers Then, and Now, at theMarketFront Farmers, Cars and a Drive-Through Farmers Market in the 1920s Trying to drive down Pike Place 100 years ago was a difficult prospect, even more so than it is today. In the Market’s early years, farmers’ stands and wagons lined the street, so only those on foot, horseback, or perhaps driving a wagon, […]

Public radio station KUOW featured the MarketFront expansion Monday after the Seattle City Council committee on the waterfront approved an agreement with Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority to fund the project.  The Pike Place Market is going to expand westward. On Monday, a Seattle City Council committee agreed to pay $34 million from the […]

Pike Place Market artisan and blacksmith Erica Gordon is teaching a jewelry-making class at Pratt Fine Arts Center as part of their “Women In Metal” series. Erica likes to “flip the script and use blacksmithing techniques to make jewelry” including earrings, belt buckles, and necklaces. Her two-day workshop at Pratt will be held on May 23 and 24 and […]

It’s MarketFront Thursday! Each week, we’ll be bringing you news and facts about our new “front porch” to the west of Pike Place. This front porch includes 30,000-square-feet of new public space that is currently nothing but air outside of the Desimone Bridge. Picture yourself stepping through doors at the top of the stair onto a […]