How the Pike Place Market Cares for its Own:
By helping vendors that have fallen on hard times, Sharon Shaw and the Market Safety Net have created an essential pillar of support for a tight-knit community.
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Sharon Shaw’s love for Pike Place Market stretches back 32 years. It was then, while in her early 20s, that she took every opportunity available to escape the offices of her corporate property-management job and wander through the Market. It was there that she found a vibrancy and sense of community that was a world away from her day job.