Community celebrates groundbreaking for Pike Place MarketFront expansion

Today Mayor Murray joined members of the community to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Pike Place MarketFront, a 30,000 square foot addition that will complete the last piece of the Pike Place Market Historic District.

This expansion – slated for completion in 2017 — will give visitors and shoppers a restored connection between two of Seattle’s greatest civic treasures — the market and the waterfront – especially once the viaduct is torn down.

Pike Place Market has adapted over the years without sacrificing its character, due in large part to efforts by the city, the PDA, and many friends and supporters.

The market embodies almost all of what makes Seattle unique – our demand for farm-to-table foods; our notion of fairness and equity; and our love for the arts and all things quirky.

The new MarketFront will help preserve the market as a place that brings Seattle together.