We grew up in a pretty cool neighborhood. In fact, when Howard visited our first store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market for the first time in 1981, he knew right away how special it was.
“We walked past the fresh salmon stalls where hawkers were shouting orders and tossing fish across customers’ heads,” he describes in his 1997 memoir Pour Your Heart Into It. Surrounded by flying fish, beautiful produce and the sweet smell of fresh baked bread, he was impressed.
“It was a showplace for the artistry of local growers and small independent vendors,” he writes. “I loved the Market at once, and still do.”
Celebrating our pride and affection for this lively neighborhood, we’re showcasing a local limited time merchandise offer to support the Pike Place Market Foundation. With each Pike Place Market Foundation Cold Cup purchase at the store in the market between May 1 and August 31, $2 will be donated to the Pike Place Market Foundation to help support the Market's services for low-income people – its Food Bank, Preschool, Clinic and Senior Center.
So come say hi to Rachel, the life-size bronze piggy bank famously greeting visitors since 1986, pick up a Pike Place Market Foundation Cold Cup, and help us support our home.
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