Lease a Commercial Space
Lease a Commercial Space
Do you have an idea for a business? Pike Place Market is proud to be Seattle’s largest incubator of small businesses, with over 200 independently owned and operated businesses. Learn more about how you can join this small business community.
Steps for Leasing a Space (4)
Step 1: Explore Our Available Spaces
See current listings below.
Step 2: Learn if your Business Qualifies to be in the Pike Place Market Historic District
- Your business cannot be a chain or franchised operation. It must be the first one!
- Your business must be owner operated.
NOTE: It’s important to familiarize yourself with the Pike Place Market Historical District and Governing Commission
Step 3: Complete an Inquiry Form
If you meet these requirements please fill out an inquiry form
Step 4: Wait for a PDA Commercial Property Manager to Reach Out
A PDA Commercial Property Manager will contact you with one of the following scenarios:
- Do Not Qualify – based on your inquiry form, your business does not meet the requirements to open at Pike Place Market
- Qualify But No Space Available – your inquiry form is accepted, but we do not have a space available. We will keep your form active for one year.
- Qualify – if you qualify and there is a space available, the Commercial Property Manager will send you the next steps and information for completing an application
Frequently Asked Questions (5)
What does it mean to have a business in a historic district?
As part of the Pike Place Market Historic District, all prospective tenants are subject to the Market Historical Guidelines administered by the City of Seattle.
Can I open a second location or franchise in the Market?
Retail chains and franchisees are not permitted in Pike Place Market. Businesses with multiple retail locations (two or more) are discouraged from applying. However, after opening a business in the Market, businesses can expand to additional retail locations. Please note that this does not prevent wholesalers from applying for a retail space.
How much is it to lease a space in Pike Place Market?
Each space and lease is different. Leasing costs are structured according to location, space size and use within the Market. Lease terms are at the sole discretion of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA).
How long is a typical lease?
New leases are typically for one to three years. A new lease may be longer to accommodate significant tenant investment into a space.
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