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13 Gifts for Your Valentine

Posted January 31, 2016

We know it can be tough to find just the right thing for your main squeeze. Time runs out, panic sets in and you find yourself eyeing the forlorn single roses at the gas station. But wait, there's still time to get the perfect gift, one that will do all you need your gift to do: show you are a loving, caring person who has sensitively thought about the perfect Valentine's gift, impress your Valentine with your forethought and, most importantly (let's just be honest here) make you look good. To help you out, we're counting down the days ‘til Valentine’s Day with 13 fantastic gift options available at Pike Place Market.

13. For the Star Wars Lover in Your Life


AT-AT Love Zip-up Hoodie from Ugly Baby ($50)

The mission was to bring down the rebels' shield generator, but these rogue All Terrain Armored Transports (AT-ATs) went on their own mission—a mission of love! Ink printed on a light gray zip-up hoodie. Sizes are unisex, so women may want to order one size smaller than usual. Available at Ugly Baby & La Ru in the Market, or online through Ugly Baby's etsy shop.

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Thank You Facebook Followers

Posted January 21, 2016

Pike Place Market recently reached a quarter million Facebook followers! We were thrilled to learn that “like” #250,000 came from Nicki Vannatter, an elementary school teacher in Kent, WA.

To celebrate this fun milestone, we surprised Mrs. Vannatter’s 4th grade class with a visit from Scott Davies, Pike Place Market Education and Outreach Programs Manager.


Scott gave a presentation to the class about Pike Place Market, and presented Mrs. Vannatter with a tote bag full of Market goodies, including a personalized Market Charm to hang on the new MarketFront and a bouquet of 25 fresh cut tulips (which turned out to be her favorite flower and favorite color!).

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MarketFront Update: January 2016

Posted January 5, 2016

MarketFront site changing rapidly—look for concrete slabs this month


The noisiest work of Pike Place Market's MarketFront construction—the installation of 120 drill piers that are 45-90 feet deep—was completed in December. Sellen Construction's crew is now working on building 22 grade beams, which rest on the drill piers and serve as the foundation of the building.

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