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1 QUICK FACTS ABOUT PIKE PLACE MARKET Pike Place Market Historical District Boundaries: block south of Pike Street, northward to Virginia Street (4 blocks - 9 acres, stretching from mid north), and Western to First Avenues. Farmers: M ost farms are in the About 85 local farmers sell dozens of different crops/farm products. In recent years, a half the Puget Sound region; some come from Eastern Washington. lmost S Some are from Mexico, too. farmers have been from Laos or Cambodia in outheast Asia. Craftspeople: A bout 225 local artists sell their handmade crafts and artwork each year . The Market’s crafts community offers one of the largest selections of arts and crafts in the Northwest. Residents: About 500 people live in the Market in 400 apartments. It is a mixed - income neighborhood, - income, elderly or disabled, and market - rate apartments and with units for the many low condos for those with higher incomes. Vendors : (“mom - About 240 small - pop” ) businesses comprise the Market Historical District. There and are 2 4 buildings in the nine - acre area. About 70 businesses are restaurants or food takeout stalls . Food is central to the Market’s economy, but there are shops that sell artwork, toys, dicine, collectibles and books. There are services like barbershops, an acupuncturist herbal me There’s a hotel and a theater. and tattoo artists, too. Landlord: , not - for The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), a public profit - corporati on chartered by the City of Seattle in 1973. The PDA manages about 85% of the . al district ’ historic s properties Daily Operations: About 100 janitorial, security, maintenance, administrative and office employees work at the PDA . Some janitorial and security staff work during the night to help prepare the Market for the H ours of the Market are Monday next business day. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Individual business hours may vary. Many, like bakeries, fish and vegetable stalls, open earlier, while some restaurants stay open late. Social Services: The Market a senior center, medical clinic, child care center, food bank and an is home to assisted - care facility for elders. The Market Foundation is an organization that raises money to help pay operating costs for these services. The social services

2 people regard less of ability to pay. serve all Languages: Over a dozen are spoken and written, including Spanish, Chinese, Hmong, Vietnamese, Hindi, Turkish, Russian, German, Japanese, French, Arabic. Tagalog, Shoppers: Up to 10 million annually; between 20,000 and 40,000 daily. Annual Sales for the Market Historical District: Over $1 5 0 million in goods and services each year. Oldest Market Business: a restaurant at First Avenue and Virginia Street. It started in 1903 before the Virginia Inn, Market opened . in 1907 Largest Commercial Business: Market Theater (home of Unexpected Productions) , almost 6,000 square feet. It’s located at the Gum Wall in lower Post Alley. Smallest Commercial Business: La Vaca Burrito Express, 60 square feet. It’s located on First Avenue .

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