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Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a hot destination for tourists and Washingtonians, but for some locals, the public market offers more than just a fun place to spend the day. Tucked away under the famous Public Market Center clock and sign, the Pike Market Senior Center (PMSC) offers services for seniors who need a meal, or a helping hand. For 38 years, the center has served low-income or homeless seniors in the Pike St. neighborhood. PMSC serves more than 1,400 seniors every year who participate in the meal program, learn about nutrition, enjoy cooking/dance classes or go on day trips.

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Slow Loris is home to original screen printed t-shirts, gifts and more by the creative duo Jessica Lynch and Arlo Rumpff. Their eclectic subject matter is largely inspired by the Pacific Northwest and their surroundings on Guemes Island, where the artists both call home. Come check out the shop on the 3rd floor of Pike Place Market's Lower Levels.



MarketFront construction continues upward and is now approaching the Desimone Bridge. For more than a year, Market vendors, residents and community members have watched the process unfold as the former surface parking lot transforms into a new marketplace in keeping with the functions outlined in the City of Seattle’s Market charter. With 30,000 square feet of open public space with new views, a weather-proofed canopy with additional vending space for Daystall tenants, space for food production and on-site brewery, low-income housing, and social services—the MarketFront will truly be part of the Market.
Currently, Sellen Construction workers are completing the installation of “glulams,” the large wooden beams that provide the framework for the entire structure/retail space. The beams are an essential part of the overall design, which reflects the heavy timber beams found throughout the Market today.
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