Husband-and-wife team Eric and Clarita Santos have sold produce and flowers in Pike Place Market for more than 30 years. They got their start selling vegetables and later moved into growing flowers in the late 1980s. Today, you’ll find them selling their gorgeous bouquets at the corner stall nearest Rachel the Piggy Bank and Pike Place […]
Tlingit artist Harmony Hoss has sold her work at Pike Place Market since 2007. A Seattle native, Harmony is entirely self-taught and her intricate prints and beadwork are drawn freehand using pen and ink, acrylic paint, and colored pencils. Amazingly, she doesn’t use any rulers or straight edges in her work. Harmony got started as an artist […]
Shong Chao’s Farm is a beautiful 28 acre family-run business just south of Carnation. They happily converted their land from a Christmas tree farm to a family farm that includes gorgeous flowers, herbs, veggies, and chickens. Phong and Ma’s son Chai is on the farm every day tending to the crops and maintaining the equipment. […]
The world-famous Pike Place Market celebrated a milestone 40 years in the making today with a colorful parade lead by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray through Pike Place Market and to the groundbreaking of the “MarketFront,” a multi-level expansion to the west of the existing historic public market, established in 1907.Scheduled to open in early 2017, the $73 million project will provide: 30,000 square feet of […]
Mix and match golden-hued Rainiers (known for their super sweet flavor) and flavor-packed Bings, Lamberts, Index and other deep red varieties offered by Market farmers. Top off lunch at The Steelhead Diner with their tasty dessert special: Sosio’s Washington Cherry Bomb with Honey Lavender Ice Cream and Brandied Caramel!
Check out the new MarketFront site from the amazing viewpoint on the Desimone Bridge in the historic arcade at Pike Place Market! From parking lot to public plaza! Learn more at pikeup.org.
Check out these incredible then-and-now photos of Pike Place Market from Curbed Seattle. You can compare them side-by-side to see how the market has changed since it opened in 1907. The historic market is readying for its next chapter with the MarketFront, which will convert a .75-acre surface parking lot on Western Avenue into a dynamic public plaza with fantastic views of Puget […]
On Friday, we held an impromptu picnic in the parking lot of the future MarketFront to celebrate all of the fun things we WILL get to do on the new MarketFront Plaza! Construction fencing goes up today! More info on the expansion at www.pikeup.org.
On this official Day 1, the Desimone Lot on Western Avenue will be closed. The door to the Desimone Bridge from the north arcade will be closed and locked until the new Plaza opens in early 2017. To receive construction impact emails, go to Sellen’s project website at www.sellen.com/marketfront, enter your email address in the box […]
Dine al fresco at many Market cafes and restaurants this summer, such as the hidden gem of a deck at Maximilien Restaurant. The food may be Parisian, but the view is spectacularly Seattle! Along First Avenue, let the hustle-bustle of the city pass you by while you delight in traditional and regional French foods under the tree canopy at Le […]