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This Valentine’s Day Make History at Pike Place Market

Posted February 7, 2017

Are you searching for the perfect, most-unique gift for your valentine? Why not give a gift that will last longer than a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers: Write your valentine onto a Market Charms and Bronze Hoofprints as part of the MarketFront expansion. Order between February 10th – 14th and pick up your card personalized with your Market Charm or Bronze Hoofprint inscription by Valentine’s Day. Pick up at the Pike Place Market Foundation office Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM located on the 3rd Floor of the Market’s Economy building (above Delaurenti’s Italian Grocery).

Couples near and far have chosen the most-memorable gifts for their sweeties and are looking forward to the years ahead, when they will be able to visit the new MarketFront expansion of Pike Place Market to see their Market Charm or Bronze Hoofprint. The Bigelows and the Sahlstroms both have their own personal stories about how the Market has played a role in their relationship:

Cortney and her husband Trevor are long time Seattleites and the Market holds a special place in their hearts.

“My husband and I have lived in Belltown three blocks from Pike Place for the last 4.5 years. Coincidentally, my work at TUNE is located near the Market as well. We just recently purchased a home outside of the city, but our years spent near the Market will forever remain in our hearts. 

My favorite memories from living near the Market are those nights when we’d cook a meal with ingredients from local farmers, we’d grab seafood from City Fish Co., sausages from Uli’s, produce from Sosio’s, wine from Pear Deli and would find the perfect flower arrangement at a different vendor every time. And, the weekends when we’d stroll to Piroshky Piroshky for breakfast and hang around until lunchtime to grab tacos at Los Agaves, always bringing our dog Smalls who gets treats from vendors along the way. 

This Valentine’s Day, I’m giving my hubby a Valentine we can enjoy every time we visit the Market together. We’re so excited to have a Market Charm for The Bigelows hanging in the new MarketFront as this place will always be a part of our lives!”

– Cortney Bigelow

Nat and Skylee Sahlstrom fell in love at Pike Place Market, and even held their wedding here too! That’s why they commemorated their love on a Bronze Hoofprint, which will shine on the new MarketFront plaza for generations to come.

“As newlyweds, we are excited to share our love of the Pike Place Market! 

We started our lives here together – we’d meet for dates and stroll down the street eating Ellenos yogurt and listening to buskers. This place means so much to us that we got married in the Market!

We decided to share our joy by supporting the Market and the many community services it offers. Our bronze hoofprint will forever glow on the new MarketFront Plaza. Together we are proud to share our love for Pike Place Market by contributing to the Pike Up campaign.”

– Nat & Skylee Sahlstrom

This Valentine’s Day, personalize a Market Charm or Bronze Hoofprint with a love note, your wedding date, or a special memory together for a tax-deductible donation as low as $180 (or $16.36/month) and your valentine will help us finish the new Pike Place MarketFront: Give Now.