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Pike Place Market – Where to Find Everything

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If you and your guests are thinking of visiting Pike Place Market over the holiday season, you may be in for a few surprises when visiting your favorite spots.  Well into Phase 2 of its $68.6 million, four-year renovation project, a number of businesses are now undergoing relocation and in a few cases, closure within the Market.  This part of the renovation will run into the spring of 2011.

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However, construction is now in “slowdown” mode for the rest of the year. Business is currently brisk, with the vendors in full holiday mode.  Shopping is always a fun and festive event at Pike Place Market, and their website now has a link where you can get the latest news about your favorite shops and restaurants.  Click on this construction summary site for more details.  You can also sign up for an online feed to keep you abreast of the latest Market news.

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For example, five portable containers fitted with power, ramps, and water supply will be in operation in front of the Market and in place until springtime.  Choice Produce and El Mercado Latino are currently located in these containers, with Quality Produce to follow. Quality Cheese and Pike Place Market Creamery will also share a container.

Public Restrooms received a makeover too.  Rebuilding the designated women’s room in the First and Pine building is nearing completion, and a new unisex restroom on the First Avenue floor of the Corner Market should now be open.  New restroom transformation of the Rummage Hall has also been completed. You can find the Rummage Hall’s inside location at the rear of the Soames Dunn building for the winter, and its Western Avenue location will remain open until springtime.

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The focus of the renovation work is to upgrade the Market’s core infrastructure.  This includes all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems, installing a four-pipe system serving each of its eight buildings, and implementing new main switch gear.  Leading the renovations is Turner Construction, which is also in charge of  all seismic work, adding three new elevators serving all Market floors, and upgrading the Market’s exterior skin to now withstand salt air and UV rays. 

The Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA) is working with all affected tenants on everything from packing up to temporary relocation, as well as arrangements to keep business activity going in each venue.  PDA is determined to keep the Market fully operational to vendors, residents and tourists during renovation. 

The Market will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day.  And, when construction gets back into full swing on January 3rd, a number of businesses will be affected. Keep tabs on construction with the construction summary link above, and you can also check out the entire website at

New Sip Restaurant at 5th and Madison Opening this Fall

August 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, FifthAve

It’s been some time since we’ve heard anything about the 5th and Madison condo project, but we’re happy to hear that the address will soon have a Sip restaurant come this Fall–the seventh such venue opened by Washington Restaurant Group.

Sip’s owner, Lane Scelzi, plans to hire approximately 70 employees for the 6,500 square-feet venue on 5th and Madison’s ground level. Sip will include 2 tiers of seating, an outdoor paito with fireplace, and accomodate up to 230 patrons.  Sip will be open for lunch and dinner, has a happy hour, and a number of private dining rooms to accommodate any special meetings or events you may have.  Here’s a peek of Sip’s menu from thier Issaquah location:

Black Angus Tenderloin…35
Vegetarian Pizza…17
Boneless Ribs…28
Proscuitto Wrapped Chicken…25
Northwest Mushroom Pasta…20
Seasonal Salmon…Market Price
Grilled Teras Major…28
Alaskan Halibut…28
Vegetarian Ravioli…21

Scelzi has already opened 2 other Sip restaurants, in addition to 4 Melting Pot locations (including 1 in San Diego).


Seattle Valentine’s Day Restaurant Schedule

January 30, 2008 by  
Filed under MISC



Thank you Canal Station Concierge for providing this great list!

13 Coins • Seattle

Renovating (Until Feb. 20th)


CC# • lunch 11am-2pm • dinner 5m – 10pm


CC# • 4:30-10:30pm • $95pp(prix fixe-4 courses)

Bis on Main

5pm – 9:30pm • a la carte menu


5pm – 10pm • $65pp (prix fixe – 4 courses)


5pm – 10pm • 1h 45min table rotation


CC# • 5:30pm – 10pm




lunch 11-4pm•dinner 4-10pm(reg& special menu)

Daily Grill

Regular menu/regular hours

Earth & Ocean

seating’s at 5:30/7:30/9 • 7-courses $75pp

5-courses $125 per couple

El Gaucho

5pm – 10pm • live music

Elliott’s Oyster House

lunch 11-4pm•dinner 4-10pm•(reg&special menu)

F.X. McRory’s

Regular hours-regular menu

Fish Club

BRK 6:30-11am•lunch 11am-2:30pm•dinner 5-10pm

Flying Fish

CC#•lunch 11:30-2pm•dinner 5-11:30pm(special menu)

Icon Grill

5pm – 11pm

Il Bistro

CC# • 5:30-10pm • $79pp (prix fixe – 4 courses)

Il Fornaio

call restaurant direct

Metropolitan Grill

lunch 11am – 3pm • dinner 5pm – 10:30pm


CC# • 11:30am – 10pm


CC# • 4pm – 10pm


lunch 11am – 3pm • dinner 5pm – 9:30pm

Place Pigalle

CC# • seating’s at 5:30/6/7:30/8/9:30/10

Ponti Seafood Grill

CC# • 5pm – 10pm • $70pp (5 courses)

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

11am – 11pm (special menu)


CC# • 5pm – 12am (special 4 – 9 courses)

Ray’s Boat House

5pm – 9pm

Ruth’s Chris Bellevue

CC# Regular and special menu-$150. couple

Ruth’s Chris Seattle

CC# Regular and special menu-$150. couple

Salty’s on Alki

CC#•lunch 11-3pm•dinner 4-10:30pm(4 courses)

Salty’s Redondo Beach

CC#•lunch 11-3pm•dinner 4:30-10pm(4 courses)

Salute of Bellevue

call restaurant direct


call restaurant direct

Six Seven

CC# • 5:30-10pm • $185pp (special 6 courses)

Sky City

CC#•lunch 11-3pm•dinner5-10pm•$95pp(5courses)

Tap House – Seattle

call restaurant direct

Ten Mercer

CC# • 4:30pm – 12am (reg & prix fixe menu)

Trader Vic’s

11am – 11pm • $80per couple (special menu)


Call restaurant direct

Tulio Ristorante

5pm – 10:30pm • special a la carte menu


Call restaurant direct

Union Square Grill

lunch 11am-3pm • dinner 5pm – 10pm


CC# • 4pm – 11pm

Yarrow Bay Grill

5:30pm – 9:30pm

For phone numbers and locations, here are some favorite websites

Seattle Dining

City Search

Valentines Heart