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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



  • Downtown Seattle Projects


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.






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.


Summer Content Calendar





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. 

  Commercial Daystall
Requirements Must be open at least four 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




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.














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:


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.



The State of Washington has expanded its existing statewide mask mandate to include vaccinated individuals in indoor settings. Effective Monday, August 23, the mask mandate applies to all public places across the state, including restaurants, grocery stores, malls, and public-facing offices, regardless of vaccination status.

While not required, the Department of Health strongly recommends individuals also wear masks in crowded outdoor settings, such as outdoor concerts, fairs, and farmers markets.




Effective June 30, all industry sectors previously covered by guidance in the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery or the Safe Start Reopening Plan may return to usual capacity and operations, with limited exceptions for large indoor events (any event with more than 10,000 simultaneous participants in an indoor, enclosed space.)

Information for Market Tenants

As a result of this announcement the Pike Place Market PDA will be removing signs related to social distancing and face mask requirements outdoors and in the Market common areas.

Please note that businesses may set their own standards for face mask requirements, including requiring that all customers wear face masks, even if vaccinated.  If that is your policy, please provide clear signage at your store entrance. If you are in need of additional masks please contact


Reopening Guidance:

  • Vaccine verification/negative testing: Recommended but not required for large indoor and outdoor events
  • Capacity limitations: No restrictions in restaurants, bars, stores, businesses, theaters etc. (except large indoor events with attendance at or above 10,000)
  • Physical distancing: No requirements
  • Facial coverings: Not required for vaccinated individuals, unless required by individual business
  • Travelers: Follow CDC recommendations


Requirements for places of employment issued by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries have been updated here. This resource continues to detail options for fully vaccinated workers to go without a mask, methods for verification of worker vaccination status, choices workers have to continue to mask up and other updated guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the job and help employers meet their obligations to provide a safe and healthy workplace.


New! Market Hours starting July 1

  • All buildings 9am – 6pm, except Corner & Sanitary Market, which will be open by 8 am
  • DownUnder: 9am – 6pm (Mon-Wed), 9am-7pm (Thurs-Sun)
  • Daystalls – 8am-5pm (hours vary by business with farm stands open by 9 am and craft stands open by 11 am)
  • Public seating areas: Returning to Post Alley, Sanitary Market , Flower Row, Economy Atrium and MarketFront



  • North Public: 9am – 6pm (Mon-Wed), 9am-7pm (Thurs-Sun)
  • South Public: 10am – 6pm
  • Sanitary: 8am – 6pm
  • Soames-Dunn: 10am – 4pm (Thurs – Sun)
Starting July 1:
  • All businesses are expected to operate, at minimum, on a six (6) day a week schedule, as defined in your lease. Please post your hours at your store entrance and on your website. Commercial Property Managers will start monitoring businesses to ensure compliance with minimum operating hours during the first weeks of July.
  • All businesses need to remove temporary signs from common areas and streets and refrain from using hallways for temporary storage. The PDA will begin removing unapproved items or asking tenants to do so.
  • A reminder, amplified music is not permitted in the Market common areas. Music volumes must not be audible outside of your immediate store or shop space as it interferes with other businesses and activities.
PDA Commercial staff will be monitoring tenant compliance with the above and will notify those businesses failing to meet the terms outlined in their lease starting July 15. We understand that current labor shortages may make it difficult to resume a full schedule immediately and ask you to contact your commercial property manager if staffing restricts you from a full reopening.





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.


Table cancellations:
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 cancelling a table reservation in advance should cancel themselves via online signup when cancelling 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.


Table Map:
Starting Saturday, May 1st, every day of the week we will be assigning tables according to the “Expanded Map”, which gives famers 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.





We are excited to welcome back Market Buskers to Pike Place Market starting June 25thTo obtain a Pike Place Market Performer Permit Application, click here

Busker Rules: 

  • 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. 




  • 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.