Pike Place Market, for many the heart and soul of Seattle, opens a £57 million extension of three quarters of an acre on 29 June this year. Extending this world famous farmers market will broaden the attraction of Seattle's beautiful seafront to visitors and sightseers.
Pike Place Market opened in August 1907 and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers markets in the United States with more than 10 million visitors annually. The construction started in June 2015 and when it opens, visitors will enjoy:
- 30,000 square foot open public space encompassing a new extended modern market and viewing deck overlooking Elliott Bay
- 47 new day stalls
- 12,000 square feet of commercial and retail space for artisan purveyors
- Multiple public art installations
- Over 300 covered parking spaces, plus 33 bicycle spaces.
Flying fish you say? Correct! - only in Seattle. Join the local fishmongers who celebrate a sale by tossing a fish through the air to one another.