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Hello Cherry Season!

Posted June 23, 2015

Mix and match golden-hued Rainiers (known for their super sweet flavor) and flavor-packed Bings, Lamberts, Index and other deep red varieties offered by Market farmers. 

Top off lunch at The Steelhead Diner with their tasty dessert special: Sosio's Washington Cherry Bomb with Honey Lavender Ice Cream and Brandied Caramel!

Dine al fresco at many Market cafes and restaurants this summer, such as the hidden gem of a deck at Maximilien Restaurant. The food may be Parisian, but the view is spectacularly Seattle!

Along First Avenue, let the hustle-bustle of the city pass you by while you delight in traditional and regional French foods under the tree canopy at Le Pichet. Just down a few doors is another shady patio at the casual bistro, Virginia Inn

And off of upper Post Alley, the latticed deck of The Pink Door lets you imagine you're under the sun-soaked grape groves of Italy.

Bon appétit!

On this official Day 1, the Desimone Lot on Western Avenue will be closed. The door to the Desimone Bridge from the north arcade will be closed and locked until the new Plaza opens in early 2017. 

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Thirty years ago, Haley Land and his wife Leanne Clarke opened their craft stall, Haleyanne Jewelry, in Pike Place Market with the dream to make a living off their talents as artists. Today, they continue to live that dream in the Market, which is now shared by their daughter, Addie. "Our stall is so much more than just a business to support us financially," says Haley. "It has always been a family affair. I know that every day I spend here in the Market with my wife and daughter will be one filled with intelligence and fun."

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Ras Peynado has a long history at Pike Place Market. His mother started working at a bakery in the market when she was 18, later busking, selling T-shirts, and eventually becoming involved with the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority.

"I was at the market behind the table as a baby when she was selling shirts and later when she was in the office I'd come down and see the market behind the scenes," Peynado says. "It was always the place I was supposed to end up."

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