Pike Place Market http://kplu.org en Flowers, Fish—and Phantoms? The Ghost Tour at Pike Place Market http://kplu.org/post/flowers-fish-and-phantoms-ghost-tour-pike-place-market <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ten million people visit Pike Place Market every year, and that doesn’t even count the spirits haunting the place.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are ample legends, of course, and those ghost stories offer a window into Seattle’s history.</span></p><p>Even if you think all that ghost stuff is just bunk, the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">cool thing about the Market Ghost Tour is that it lets you see beyond the flowers and souvenir Space Needle magnets. It helps you imagine all the people who have worked and lived at the market since it was created in 1907.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 9554 at http://kplu.org Flowers, Fish—and Phantoms? The Ghost Tour at Pike Place Market New Building, Promenade Planned for Pike Place Market http://kplu.org/post/new-building-promenade-planned-pike-place-market <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Seattle and Pike Place Market are planning a new building and walkway that will snake down to the waterfront. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hey’re hoping to begin construction as soon as next summer and have it done before the viaduct comes down.</span></p><p>Right now, if you’re down at the Ferris wheel and you want to get up to Pike Place Market, you have to find the elevator or go up a long set of stairs. It’s confusing.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 9509 at http://kplu.org New Building, Promenade Planned for Pike Place Market Future loss of parking challenging Pike Place Market http://kplu.org/post/future-loss-parking-challenging-pike-place-market <p>The complete removal of Seattle&rsquo;s Alaskan Way Viaduct is years away. The tunnel replacing it won&rsquo;t open till 2015.</p><p>But this summer marks a crucial moment for the iconic Pike Place Market as the waterfront is redeveloped.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:57:40 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5406 at http://kplu.org Future loss of parking challenging Pike Place Market Photos: Behind the scenes of Pike Place Market's $69M remodel http://kplu.org/post/photos-behind-scenes-pike-place-markets-69m-remodel <p>You can&#39;t actually see most of the work that was done on Pike Place Market&#39;s $69-million, three-year remodel. It involved a lot of plumbing, wiring, and seismic upgrades. Under the floorboards, inside the walls, and deep in the basements, the bones and nerves of the market were undergoing radical surgery.</p><p><strong>Here&#39;s a slide-show of snapshots taken by the construction team:</strong></p><p><object height="330" width="440"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157629913801837%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157629913801837%2F&amp;set_id=72157629913801837&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157629913801837%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157629913801837%2F&amp;set_id=72157629913801837&amp;jump_to=" height="330" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="440"></embed></object></p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:13:31 +0000 KPLU 4866 at http://kplu.org Pike Place Market renovation: An ode to new plumbing, wiring http://kplu.org/post/pike-place-market-renovation-ode-new-plumbing-wiring <p>You paid for it, now please come enjoy it. That&rsquo;s the message the Pike Place Market is sending out, as it wraps up three years and $69-million worth of renovations.</p><p>Unfortunately, if you&#39;re the proud executive in charge, the public probably won&#39;t notice much.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The most significant parts of the renovations are behind the walls &hellip; the seismic upgrades, electrical improvements, all new plumbing,&quot; says Ben Franz-Knight, Executive Director of the Pike Place Market Preservation &amp; Development Authority.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:12:29 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4862 at http://kplu.org Pike Place Market renovation: An ode to new plumbing, wiring Cheeseheads unite! Festival returns to Pike Place for 7th year http://kplu.org/post/cheeseheads-unite-festival-returns-pike-place-7th-year <blockquote><p><em>&quot;A corpse is meat gone bad. Well, and what&#39;s cheese? Corpse of milk.&quot; </em></p></blockquote><p>~ James Joyce</p><p>If, after digesting that quote, you still have a thing for cheese, by all means, read on.</p><p>The Seattle Cheese Festival is this weekend. Cheese makers from all over the world will be coming to Pike Place Market for this festival featuring delicious yellow and white tidbits of tastiness. Fri, 13 May 2011 17:50:44 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1253 at http://kplu.org Cheeseheads unite! Festival returns to Pike Place for 7th year Friday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-2 <p><em>King County deputies' pay-cut plan rejected, a car injures pedestrians at the Pike Place Market, the fight over proposed ferry service cuts heats up, and a popular Seattle language school closes.</em></p><p><strong>Exec Says King County Deputies' Pay Plan Won't Fly</strong></p><p>Dow Constantine says a union-offered plan to save taxpayers money would actually cost them more.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:57:11 +0000 KPLU News Staff 384 at http://kplu.org Friday morning's headlines