Pike Place MarketFront Now Open for Business
Seattle’s waterfront has gotten a makeover of sorts, with the new MarketFront development. Now, residents and visitors alike can enjoy this expansion of the Pike Place Market, which includes:
- 30,000 square feet of public space
- 47 stalls for vendors
- Commercial and retail space
- 40 affordable housing units
- A new neighborhood center
- Parking and bicycle spaces
- Public art installations
- The same panoramic view that you can find at Victor Steinbrueck Park
A project four decades in the making, the MarketFront rounds out the Pike Place Market Historical District, which once housed the Municipal Market Building before it caught on fire in 1974. The $74-million MarketFront took two years to build and opened to great fanfare in June. Learn more by downloading the MarketFront Walking Guide.
QUOTE FROM ELECTED OFFICIAL AT GRAND OPENING
Four businesses occupy the new Producers Hall and make their offerings on site:
Best of all, there are several public transportation options for getting down to MarketFront. If you’re on the Seattle Streetcar, take the South Lake Union line and get off at the Westlake Hub in McGraw Square. It’s an easy 10-minute walk down to 1901 Western Ave.; click here for directions.