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For Market Merchants 

Welcome to the Pike Place Market's Communication Center. We will update this page with information relevant to our Market merchants, vendors and entertainers.

COVID-19 - Resources

COVID-19 Grants, Loans and 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.

Find Free Webinars
Find upcoming free webinars and links to recorded webinars that may provide guidance during this challenging time.  

Commercial Reopening Plan & Signage


Daystall Reopening Plan & Signage


Coming soon! 

New Shopping Guidelines and Reserved Curbside Pickup

Grocery stores can play an important role in both protecting their employees and their customers from COVID-19 infections by following personal and environmental hygiene practices.

  • Daily check employees' wellness and ensure employees stay home when they are sick with fever, coughing, and sneezing.
  • Ensure that employees practice washing their hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds upon first arriving to work, after using the restroom, before and after eating and frequently throughout the day. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Provide alcohol-based (60%) hand sanitizers for use for both employees and customers by placing them at convenient/accessible locations. Ensure there is a way to sanitize shopping cart and basket handles – either by making wipes easily accessible to customers or by having employees manage the process and sanitize between each customer use.
  • Frequently sanitize commonly touched surfaces and objects such as electronics, door knobs, faucet handles, counter tops, cash machine key pads, shopping cart handles frequently throughout the day. Change the sanitizing solution at least once every four hours.
  • Prohibit self-serve foods, including hot bars, cold bars and buffets.
  • Prohibit product sampling.
  • Appoint a designated sanitation worker at all times to continuously clean and sanitize commonly touched surfaces.
  • Appoint a designated personnel that will ensure the social distancing requirements to any lines that form inside or outside of the store. In areas of high-volume traffic, utilize spacing tools for checkouts and lines. Put tape on the floor to keep customers adequately spaced.
  • Consider temporarily assigning employees at high risk for coronavirus to non-public-contact duties, such as people with underlying health conditions, people 60 or older, people with underlying health conditions, those with weakened immune systems or those who are pregnant.
  • Offer designated shopping hours for high-risk customers.
  • Prominently display signage in the store that communicates with customers and staff the steps they are taking to minimize the risk of COVID-19. Download these resources.

Contact: Reach out to your Health Investigator or call 206-263-9566

New Restaurant and Retail Guidance Infographic

This infographic is based on the Health Officer Order through March 31, 2020, indicating what businesses are not allowed to be open, which food business types may remain open for take-out and delivery only, and which businesses are allowed to stay open. Download the infographic here.


When visitors drive down the cobblestones, they will see five pickup locations, marked by colorful signs. These areas are for cars to temporarily park while they wait for their order.

9 Locations

  • (Purple) 1st & Pike – For Businesses in Corner Market, Economy, LaSalle, and Leland Buildings
  • (Green) Pike Place on the west side of the street – For Businesses in the Fairley, North Arcade, and Sanitary Buildings
  • (Blue) Pine Street near Post Alley – For Businesses in the First and Pine and Triangle Buildings
  • (Orange) Pike Place on the north, east side of the street – For Businesses in the Soames Dunn and Stewart House Buildings
  • (Red) Western Avenue outside of Producers Hall – For Businesses in the MarketFront
  • (Gold) – Pike Place between Stewart St and Virginia – For businesses in the Soames Dunn building
  • (Pink) Western Ave – For Western Ave businesses
  • (Teal) 1st Ave between Pike St and Pine St – For businesses on 1st Ave
  • (Light Blue) 1st Ave and Virginia St. – For businesses in the Economy Building


Resources to Keep Up-To-Date on Local and National Guidelines:  

New Business Resources Available: 

Daystall Rules Review Schedule


Due to COVID-19, Daystall Rules review is on hold until further notice. We will update the below information as soon as new meeting dates are set.  Thank you. 

Date TBA: Market Programs Committee of PDA Council (2nd Meeting) 
Presentation of Rules for Full Discussion, 4pm; Public hearing on recommended changes to the Daystall Rules and Regulations.
Date TBA: PDA Council Meeting (3rd Meeting)
Rules Presentation & Final Approval, 4pm; Council will vote on the proposed recommendations for the 2019-2020 Daystall Rules & Regulations 

View Full Schedule 


MarketFront Pavilion Construction


Starting January 6th, the MarketFront Pavilion will be closed due to construction work. The west side of the Pavilion will be fenced off to provide a safe area for work crews and to allow public access to outdoor areas of the plaza. The first phase of construction activity will be the noisiest component of the work and is scheduled for the month of January weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  No weekend work is currently planned. Work is expected to be completed by the end of April. As the project progresses, we will keep you posted.

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