“Around the Market in 80 Minutes” Every Month

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					                         The Market Insider
                    Monthly news for tenants of the Pike Place Market PDA                                            May 2011


Hundreds Playing “Around the                                              Goodwin                            Pike Place Market
                                                                                                             Flower Festival on
Market in 80 Minutes” Every Month                                         Library Closing                    May 7 - 8
  “ A r o u n d t h e M a r ke t in   different Market businesses are     for Renovation                       The third annual Pike Place
80 Minutes,” our monthly              featured as clues each month.
adventure game that began in          Participants are required to        Starting in June                   Market Flower Festival takes
                                                                                                             place May 8 and 9, Mother’s
January and ends in late June,        visit each clue location for a        Phase III renovation work        Day weekend. Flower farmers
is over half-way through its six      stamp.                              includes seismic updates to        will sell under tents on the
month run. Just two games               “It’s great to see people         the Economy Building. This         north end of Pike Place; about
remain, on May 29 and June            discovering—and in some             work will affect the Goodwin       40 farmers are expected to
26.                                   cases re-discovering—Pike           Library and cause it to be         participate. The street will not
  Each game is mostly designed        Place Market and all of the         closed for some time.              be closed—one lane will remain
to introduce players to buildings     great businesses that make it         The Goodwin Library is a         open for vehicle traffic.
affected by renovation, by            unique,” said James Haydu,          meeting space on the second
visiting businesses to learn the      Director of Communications          floor of the Economy Building.
answers to clues. Players can         at the PDA. “The events             It’s primarily used by the PDA     Seattle Cheese
pick up a passport with clues         help to introduce potential         and occasionally by other          Festival on May 14 - 15
at the tent near Rachel from          customers to a different variety    Market groups. The Goodwin
                                                                                                                The seventh annual Seattle
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on game        of products that they may have      will be closed for about nine
                                                                                                             Cheese Festival takes place
days.                                 never known were available at       months starting June 1.
                                                                                                             in the Market on May 14
  The adventure games are             the Market.”                        During this time, the floors
                                                                                                             and 15. The street will be
open to the public and are              More information and game         and ceiling will be replaced
                                                                                                             filled with dozens of cheese
free-of-charge. Participants          rules can be found on the Market    and the roof will be worked on.
                                                                                                             producers, as well as cooking
are invited to test their Market      website at pikeplacemarket.           Meetings already scheduled       demonstrations and a wine
knowledge and have fun while          org/news_events/aroundthe           for the Goodwin during this        garden.
competing for one daily prize.        marketin80minutes.                  time will need to move to
                                                                                                               The street will be closed
  On average, 500 people                Note that PDA employees,          other locations. If you attend
                                                                                                             from 6:00 p.m. on Friday,
have participated in each of          Market business owners, and         a meeting that normally meets
                                                                                                             May 13 until 8:00 p.m. on
the Around the Market in 80           their immediate families are        in the Goodwin Library, please
                                                                                                             Sunday, May 15. There will be
Minutes games—a number we             welcome to play the game, but       make sure your meeting
                                                                                                             limited access until 9:00 a.m.
think will increase if we have a      are ineligible to receive prizes.   organizer knows that the
                                                                                                             Saturday and Sunday for load/
game day with warm weather                                                space will be closed, since they
                                        Prizes, which have consisted                                         unload. There will be no access
and sun shining down on the                                               will need to find an alternative
                                      of $750/month in Market gift                                           on Pike Place for deliveries
Market.                                                                   meeting place for your group.
                                      cards and gift certificates, have                                      after 9:00 a.m. either day. For
                                                                           At this time, we expect the       more information about the
 In an effort to promote as           been purchased from a variety
                                                                          Goodwin Library will reopen        event, visit their website at
many businesses as possible,          of different shops, restaurants,
                                                                          approximately February 2012.       seattlecheesefestival.com.
PDA Marketing staff has               farmers and craftspeople each
designed the games so that            month.
                                                                                                             Special Farm Days
Update Your Business Information on the Market Website                                                       Begin in June
                                                                                                               Starting in June, our three
  If you haven’t recently done          Often, we get requests from         To check your listing, visit     special farm days begin on the
so, please take the time to look      shoppers who have been to the       pikeplacemarket.org and look       street: Summer Sundays, Local
at your business listing on the       Market and later wished they’d      under Explore the Market,          & Organic Wednesdays, and
PDA website.                          purchased something they had        then Map and Directory. Then       Farm Saturdays.
  We automatically include            seen—but don’t remember the         click on your business name in
                                                                                                               In addition, Pike Place
each business location and            business name or don’t have a       the alphabetical Merchant list.
                                                                                                             Market Express at City Hall
phone number. You can also            way to contact you. Having a          If you have updates or           Plaza starts on Tuesday, June
add a description about your          description of your business,       additions, send them to Sue        21 (from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.).
business and products, a              your current hours, and your        Gilbert Mooers at sue@             Finalizing a new Pike Place
photo, your hours, and other          contact information available       pikeplacemarket.org or call        Market Express location near
contact information, including        on our website is extremely         774-5259.                          South Lake Union is still in
an email address and website.         helpful for shoppers who are
                                                                                                             the works.
                                      looking for you.
Merchant News                                                         Mark Your Calendars
 We’d like to welcome two         graphic prints and texture.         PDA Meetings & Events
new artists to the Market’s         In April, Scott Cahill Rude       In the PDA Conference Room unless noted.
DownUnder.                        opened an art gallery he’s          May 9          Capital Renovation:4:30 p.m.
  Brooke Westlund opened          named Reflecting on Seat-
the Brooke Westlund Stu-          tle. It’s also located in the 3rd   May 10         Strategic Planning: 4:00 p.m
dio & Gallery in the 3rd          level DownUnder. Scott uses         May 12         Operations & Communications Committee:
level Down Under in March.        his photography to capture a                       4:00 p.m.
Brooke is using this as a work-   view of Seattle that most peo-      May 17         Finance & Asset Management Committee:
ing studio and gallery space.     ple do not take time to notice.                    4:30 p.m.
Brooke’s most recent artwork      His photographs artfully show
                                                                      May 18         Executive Committee: 7:30 a.m. in the
reflects the inspiration she      reflections of Seattle through
                                                                                     Goodwin Library
received while traveling for      puddles and other water
four months in India. These       sources while capturing light,      May 26         PDA Council: 4:00 p.m.
works incorporate woodblock       texture, pattern, and color.
stamps, photos, and colored       Stop by to see Seattle from a
powder used for rituals in the    different perspective.
temples of India. The result-                                         Downtown Conventions - May 2011
ing abstract artwork is lively,
                                                                      May 11 - 13                    May 23 - 30
incorporating bold color with
                                                                      World Customs Organization     Acoustical Society of America
                                                                      Conference & Exhbition         Annual Meeting
                                                                      600 attendees                  1,200 attendees

                                                                      May 18 - 22
                                                                      American Society of Gene
Daystall Updates                  Staff Comings &                     and Cell Therapy
                                                                      3,000 attendees
Roll Call at 9:00 a.m.            Goings
Starting May 1                     Welcome to the following
 Just a reminder that from        new employees: Jeff
May 1 - December 31, roll call    Belanger, Security Officer,
will be at 9:00 a.m. daily.       and Jennifer Carlson and
                                  Shane Lemanski, Parking
                                  Attendants.                                           Need more info?
Rules Review Update
Next Month                                                                     Call the PDA office if you have questions
  The Rules Review changes                                                            or need more information.
were not voted on at the last                                                   206.682.7453 pikeplacemarket.org
full Council meeting. Instead,
they will review the changes
and vote at the April meeting.
Look for an update next issue.

				
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