Back to Blog

Pike Place Market Blog

Market Trivia

Market Trivia

Posted September 25, 2015

Pike Place Market is home to more than 200 unique owner-operated shops and more than 80 restaurants. The craftsmarket represents 225 local and regional craftspeople. What else is located in the Market, beyond these vendors?

A. Food bank

B. Senior center

C. Preschool

D. Health clinic

E. All of the above.
If you guessed E, you are correct! In addition to preserving and protecting the historic buildings and character of the nine-acre historic district and serving as an incubator and supporter of farmers, artisans and small businesses, the Pike Place Market was charted by the City of Seattle to provide services for low-income individuals.

The Pike Place Market community looks after its own through a dynamic web of organizations, social service agencies, residential advocates, and by providing affordable and low-income housing, which creates a safety net for those in our community who are the most vulnerable—low-income seniors, the disabled and the homeless. Within the Market are social services that serve our residents, neighbors and the greater downtown Seattle community, including the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank, Pike Market
Childcare and Preschool and Pike Market Clinic. You can learn more about these services here.