Resources for Market Merchants
Welcome to the Pike Place Market's Communication Center. Please use this page to find resources and opportunities open to all PDA Businesses and Permit Holders. We will update this page with information relevant to our Market merchants, vendors and entertainers.
Table of Contents:
- Pay Online
- Directory Listing
- Content Calendar & Submissions
- CO-OP Advertising
- Small Business Webinars
- The Market Insider
- 2021 Cruise Ship Season Resumes
- Current Safe Start Phase
- COMMERCIAL RESOURCES
Reopening Guide and Downloadable Signage
- DAYSTALL (Craft & Farm)
- Current Schedule
- Farmers Reopening FAQ's and Resources
- QUICK LINKS & RESOURCES
- COVID-19 Grants, Loans and Relief Resources
- Free Webinar List
- Quick Links Local & National Resources/Guidelines
- Downtown Seattle Projects
RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES
New! Pay Online Option
Click the button to be redirected to a secure webpage to make a payment. Currently -- no added fees for online payments.
CONTENT CALENDAR & SUBMISSIONS
We want to promote your business!
The Marketing team is always on the lookout for exciting – and inspiring – ways to showcase the Market. That's where you come in. Submit your consumer-facing content ideas about your business for consideration. It doesn't matter if it's big, small, fully baked or just a spark – please don't hesitate to share your story.
Fall/Winter Content Calendar
How can shoppers celebrate Thanksgiving with you? Share seasonal recipes, grocery lists, table décor, gift ideas, etc.
Deadline: October 25
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Share with us your holiday products, deals, seasonal offerings, winter menus, etc.
Deadline: October 26
PDA CO-OP ADVERTISING PROGRAM
Stretch your advertising dollars and amplify your efforts by participating in the PDA CO-OP Advertising Program!
PDA active Commercial and active Daystall merchants can participate in various advertising initiatives from print to digital advertising. The business must create, purchase and pay in full for individual advertising projects then submit for up to 50% reimbursement of their advertising cost (must meet requirements in this handbook.)
Reimbursement is available on a first-come. first-served basis while funds remain.
|Requirements||Must be open at least five days a week||Must be selling at the Market at least one day a week|
|Funds||Receive up to $700 annually||Receive up to $350 annually|
Step 1: Ads must meet all the requirements outlined in the handbook
Step 2: Use the toolkit for selecting the appropriate graphics and logos
Step 2: Once you have confirmed that your ad meets all the requirements submit for reimbursement
SMALL BUSINESS WEBINARS
The PDA offers small business webinars designed specifically for Pike Place Market tenants. These workshops are intended to help you learn new skills, gain local customers and plan for sustainability. They are free and open to all Market businesses.
THE MARKET INSIDER
NEW QUARTERLY MARKETING RECAP
2021 Cruise Ship Season Resumes
Late last month, President Joe Biden signed the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, which will temporarily allow cruise lines to bypass Canada and resume cruises to Alaska. Seven cruise lines have announced itineraries, including Silversea Cruises, a new homeport cruise line for Seattle in 2021. As of now, the first scheduled departure is Monday, July 19. The Port of Seattle estimates as many as 75-80 total sailings in 2021.
Cruise Line 2021 Plans and Updates:
- Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Line said they would resume cruising to Alaska for a partial season starting in July for passengers who have proof of vaccination.
- Princess Cruises will sail seven-day cruises from July 25 through Sept. 26. Sales began on May 21.
- Holland America Line will resume seven-day cruises to depart on Saturdays from July 24 through Oct. 2.
- Carnival will depart weekly from July 27 to Sept. 14. Most trips will be seven-day cruises, with one eight-day trip that has one additional stop.
- Norwegian Cruise Line has also started selling tickets for August sailings from Seattle to Alaska
- Royal Caribbean Group, which includes Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea, said the company would release more details soon.
Port of Seattle Resources:
- Updates will be posted here by the Port of Seattle as information becomes available: https://www.portseattle.org/page/business-tourism-community-partners
- Updates coming soon:
- Newsletter sign up
- Cruise Webinar sign up
- First ship arriving in the harbor for crew/provisioning
- First sailing with cruise passengers
- Cruise schedule
Cruise Industry Terminology:
- HOMEPORT: The port from which a ship is based and most often sails from.
- PORT OF CALL: A place where a ship stops on a voyage.
CURRENT WA HEALTHY WASHINGTON -- ROADMAP TO RECOVERY: PHASE 4 - Fully Open
Effective September 7, King County is requiring everyone to wear a mask at outdoor events of 500+ people or at any outdoor setting where people cannot remain at least 6 feet apart from non-household members, regardless of vaccination status. This order joins the statewide indoor mask mandate that has been in place since August 23.
As we face a surge in delta cases and serious impacts on our health care system, the Market has issued the below Mask Requirements for all vaccinated and unvaccinated people, 5 years of age and older across the Market property.
Masks ARE required at Pike Place Market Including the following locations:
- Inside All Market Buildings, including all common areas, PDA Offices and PDA Operations Shops
- Inside the Arcade Hallways, including the Main arcade, Economy arcade, and the MarketFront Pavilion
- Inside All Market Elevators
- Inside All Residential Buildings
- In all crowded outdoor settings where people cannot remain at least 6 feet apart from non-household members
Effective October 25, new regulations will apply to businesses in King County customers of restaurants and eateries with indoor seating and indoor theaters, event spaces, etc will be required to provide proof of vaccination status or a negative COVID test. This ruling sets common standards for all businesses and locations in King County.
- Businesses will be required to screen customers for inside seating for proof of vaccination status. The alternative is proof of a recent negative COVID test.
- Restaurant customers without proof will have to take out orders or be seated outside.
- Facemask requirements will also be emphasized in all indoor spaces when not eating or drinking.
At the Market
- The PDA will provide additional outdoor dining areas on the MarketFront Pavilion, however, the new guidelines are likely to limit the amount of table seating in building common areas.
To help understand this new order, the Seattle Metro Chamber has provided new resources to help businesses prepare for King County’s vaccine verification requirement. Please take a look at the resources below:
King County Vaccine Verification Toolkit for Businesses – Download Here
This toolkit is designed to help members and partners implement the new policy in daily operations.
This toolkit was drafted in partnership with King County and includes:
- Key details about the order
- Accepted proofs of vaccination and testing
- Scenarios and training resources
DAYSTALL DAYS AND HOURS
Saturday Attendance Requirement:
Starting Monday, May 17, vendors must sell one weekday, Monday-Thursday, in order to sell the following Saturday. Please note the difference from the pre-COVID Saturday attendance requirement: only one weekday is required, but Friday doesn’t count. Vendors not meeting this requirement will not be assigned tables for the Saturday that week. Since you are now able to sign up for days online in advance, if you do not meet the weekly Saturday requirement please take the time to cancel any upcoming Saturday reservations. Failure to do this will complicate the process and slow down a busy roll call.
Check in Times:
Must establish visible table presence or have contacted the staff via the Marketmaster cell with a (rare) late call: Farmers by 8:00 am and Craftspeople by 9:00 am. Craftspeople wishing to move in to vacancies resulting from cancellations will meet the Marketmaster at 8:45 am in the front of Desimone Bridge.
Vendors should strive to cancel tables infrequently to minimize inconvenience to staff and other vendors. Cancellations should be made by calling the Marketmaster cell (206.618.7117) as early as possible, and Farmers and Craftspeople should call to cancel no later than 8:30 am on the day reserved for selling. Craftspeople canceling a table reservation in advance should cancel themselves via online signup when canceling before noon the day before selling. All cancellations after the noon-the-day-before reservation deadline should be made by calling the Marketmaster cell. If cancellations are not done correctly, Craftspeople may be assigned a table and charged daily rent, regardless of if they show up. Vendors should leave a brief message if the Marketmaster doesn’t pick up the phone. Please repeat the message once to ensure it is transmitted clearly.
Starting Saturday, May 1st, every day of the week we will be assigning tables according to the “Expanded Map”, which gives farmers and crafters 8’ tables. This is in order to prevent vendors from being turned away without a table on higher demand days, and more Daystall businesses reopen in advance of the traditional peak season. This means that vendors will have to be extra vigilant at maintaining safe social distancing both behind your tables with your neighbors and in front of your tables with your customers.
- Please contact the Market Master cell phone for questions.
- 2021-22 Daystall Rules and Regulations
We are excited to welcome back Market Buskers to Pike Place Market starting June 25th. To obtain a Pike Place Market Performer Permit Application, click here.
- Due to the historic nature of the Market, horns, percussion, and amplified music are not permitted outside a Market sanctioned event.
- A valid 2021-2022 Pike Place Market Busker Permit is required.
- Market performers should display their permits every time they perform in the Market.
QUICK LINKS & RESOURCES
COVID-19 GRANTS, LOANS & RELIEF RESOURCES
- Please use this section as a resource of grants, loans and relief resources that may be available to you to provide some relief. We encourage you to read more about each of these grants to determine if you or your business qualifies. We will be updating this list as we are alerted to new resources available for the Market Community.
LOCAL & STATE GUIDELINES
- Department of Health - Frequently Asked Questions
- Washington State Testing Sites
- King County Testing Sites
- Washington State Coronavirus Response
- Safe Start: Business Guidance, Country Status and What's Open
- Washington’s Employment Security Department
- Washington's Paid Family and Medical Leave
- Public Health - Seattle and King County Coronavirus Information page
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Seattle & King County Public Health Planning for a Coronavirus: A guide for businesses and organizations
- King County's Directive to Wear Face Coverings
- King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center - 206-477-3977
- Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center - 800-525-0127
- Waterfront Projects
- Victor Steinbrueck Park Renovation
- Market to MOHAI
- Ferries - Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project
- Washington State Convention Center Expansion