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At Your Service: Six That May Surprise You

At Your Service: Six That May Surprise You

Posted July 10, 2018

Look beyond the scrumptious bounty of foods and neon signs around the Pike Place Market and you’ll discover an assortment of specialty services. They’re among the unexpected pleasures of exploring the Market’s nine acres.

Need a downtown dentist?  No problem! Go upstairs in the Economy Market building to Pike Place Dental. Happy to report Dr. de Vigne is a “gentle dentist.”

Downstairs on Level 3, get a glimpse into your past, present and/or future at Christopher’s Lamp. Clairvoyant and spiritual counselor Darlene Christopher has called Pike Place Market her work home since 1993. Look into the crystal ball at her desk.

Another means of aligning your yin and yang is the myriad services available at Ageless Acupuncture located on First Avenue in Sanitary Market building. Oriental medicine practitioners offer herbal consultations, acupuncture, as well as auricular, cosmetic and traditional Japanese and Chinese styles.

Barbershops have been fixtures in the Market since the early days—the first record of barbers in the Market dates back to 1908. The Market even housed a barber school in the 1960s. Today, customers can get their hair cut at Sergio’s Barber Shop in the First and Pine building. There's more than one barber here at the Market so be sure to explore and find Balcony Barber on one of the Lower Levels!

At Market Optical in Stewart House, you can get an eye exam as well as purchase a stylish set of eyewear. Dr. Cynthia Ruggeiro offers comprehensive eye exams to keep your eyes healthy.

One of Seattle’s best-known tattoo artists is Vyvyn Lazonga, an icon of the local tattoo scene since 1972. She was among the first female tattoo artists ever to own a tattoo business. Vyvyn and her associates create body art inspired by the natural world, cultural motifs, spirituality and more. You’ll find her shop, Madame Lazonga’s Tattoo, on Western Avenue.

Over the years, the Market has been home to so many services, large and small. Seafair Parade floats were built in the Champion building, and there was—really—a matchmaker on the top level of the Corner Market building.