A New Reason to Visit Pike Place Market

It won’t last forever, though
Updated: Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:13
 
 
  • It won’t last forever, though

As if the fish-mongers and farmers and crafts markets weren’t enough, Pike Place Market officials want you to know there’s another reason to visit the 112-year-old Seattle icon: to watch the viaduct come down.

Market officials are exhorting Seattle residents to enjoy “the best view in the city” as the viaduct removal is now directly in front of the market.

“We encourage the Seattle community to come down to the market, shop, relax in the sun and watch the demolition from our unobstructed marketfront,” reads a press release.

Market officials emphasize there are still more than 800 parking spots via either of two entrances on Western Avenue and three pathways through the construction.

Personally, I’ve got no sentimentality over the viaduct, nor is it entertaining to me to watch construction workers raze it – though I was down at the waterfront earlier this week and lots of visitors were taking pictures. A tourist recently asked me for directions to the market, and I had to tell her I didn’t know because of all the construction.

I’ll just be glad when it’s done.

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