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“At Home in Pike Place Market” – KPLU’s report on the Market community

Posted April 17, 2014

Farrel Thomas is one of Pike Place Market's most beloved entertainers, and he is one of 350 people who call the Market "home." Photo courtesy of Neil Giardino / KPLU

Farrel Thomas is one of Pike Place Market’s most beloved entertainers, and he is one of 350 people who call the Market “home.” Photo courtesy of Neil Giardino / KPLU

This week KPLU, Seattle’s local NPR radio station, is running stories about Pike Place Market residents who work in the Market.

The voices heard are Farrel Thomas, the “Balloon Man,” Emery Carl, the infamous busker who hula-hoops, plays guitar, AND harmonica all at once, Beth Wasserman, a craftswoman, and James Pallata, lead tour guide at Market Tours & Espresso.

“With more than 350 apartments here, Pike Place Market functions much like a small town within the city. And like any town, Pike Place Market has a newspaper — two, in fact. It also has a medical clinic, a food bank, a small governing body, and, of course, a great many produce stalls, butchers, bakeries, cafes, bars and restaurants.”

Click here to listen to Farrel, Emery, Beth, and James discuss why they love living and working in Pike Place Market.

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