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Pike Place Market
Seattle area residents and visitors have enjoyed purchasing fresh produce along Elliott Bay, in downtown Seattle, since 1907.
Pike Place Market was developed by local councilman Thomas R. Revelle, after local farmers were not getting a fare profit from the sale of their goods at Produce Row.
Throughout the years, the market expanded and now includes 100 farmers, 190 craftspeople, 240 street performers, and over 200 commercial businesses. This wonderful Seattle attraction, known as the "Soul of Seattle," is visited by more than 10 million visitors each year.
One of the more popular businesses in the Market is the Pike Place Fish Market. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the employees throwing fish to each other over the countertop, once a customer selects a fish for purchase. Seattle's famous Starbucks coffee has had a store in the Market since 1977. Enjoy strolling the nine acres of market grounds at this impressive shopping area.
Before leaving, snap a picture of Rachel, the bronze cast piggy bank and unofficial market mascot, at the corner of Pike Place underneath the iconic "Public Market Center" sign.