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Tour Stop
BY ANDREW MYER

PIKE PLACE MARKET
Seattle

At Pike Place, go for the fishmongers, stay for the experience

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

arly on a mid-August morning in 1907, a handful of farmers gathered at the corner of Pike Street and First Avenue in Seattle to sell their goods to folks strolling by. By 11 in the morning, the crush of customers had emptied their stands, and Pike Place Market (PPM) was off and running. One hundred four years later, the market is a one-of-a-kind institution, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Seattle area. For those whose only impression of the Park Place Market is the familiar clip of fishmongers at Pike Place Fish flinging their daily catch at unsuspecting patrons, PPM is in reality a nine-acre campus, with a dizzying array of farm, fish, and flower vendors, crafts people, specialty shops, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. And just in case you Website: might have a moment of tedium as you www.pikeplacemarket.org stroll the bustling area, street performers Contact: (206) 682-7453 provide impromptu entertainment to anyone who will give them a few minutes Visit: Pike Place Market is undergoing a of attention. renovation. Temporary street and In the 1960s and ’70s, it wasn’t a cerlane closures will take place—detours tainty that PPM would survive the wreckare posted on the street and inside market buildings. ing ball. The arrival of supermarkets and flight to the suburbs had taken their toll, See for Yourself: The Market Heritage Tours present leaving the market area beaten down. The a blend of the past and present that millions who have enjoyed the market many visitors never get to hear about, since can thank the wisdom and initiative including stories like the Fat Lady Barber who haunts the Down Under. of city leaders, who waged a strenuous campaign to save Pike Place from demolition. In 1971, Seattleites voted to make the area a historic site, and created the Preservation Development Authority (PDA) to manage the enterprise. Unlike comparable urban renovation efforts that rely on wellknown corporate merchandisers and restaurant chains, the PDA opted to model Pike Place Market under the auspices of a program

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - March/April 2011

Destinations Magazine - March/April 2011
Contents
Where Art Thou
Record Numbers
Flat Pete
Save the Date
Safe Keeping
Tour du Jour
A Matter of Faith
President’s Corner
From the Hill
Transportation Reauthorization
Meet the Board
Marketplace Wrap Up
Taste for Travel
To Market, to Market
Kentucky
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Washington
Dining
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