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Grand Opening of The Market Commons!

Posted September 21, 2017

This week goes down in the history books with the Grand Opening of The Market Commons: a neighborhood center in the heart of Pike Place Market.

Former Community Organizer (in the Market!) and now Washington State Speaker of the House, Frank Chopp, led the ribbon cutting ceremony. Joined by our Market social service partners, community members and major donors, together, we took the opportunity to celebrate this expansion of services for the community. The Market Commons carries on the 35-year tradition of the Pike Place Market Foundation to support this thriving, caring community in and around the Market. 

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Speaker of the House Frank Chopp


We invite you to join us to become an active part of the Market community!

What does the Market Commons have to offer?

Access to resources: The Market Commons features a Resource Desk, open Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm. We can assist with accessing health care, child care, services for seniors, food and nutrition programs and so much more! Stop in and meet Velma who can help you or someone you know get started.

Community Activities: The Market Commons is a space for our Social Service partners to expand their activities and try new programs. New activities in The Commons feature an evolving calendar of activities, such as exercise classes, coffee hour, health insurance sign ups and knitting circles. Keep an eye on The Market Commons calendar to see what’s next or sign up for The Market Commons email list serve to stay in touch!

What do you want to see?
Above all else The Market Commons is a welcoming and inclusive gathering space for the community. Do you have an idea for something you would like to see in The Market Commons? Feel free to reach out to Velma Chaney at velma.chaney@pikeplacemarket.org.

**The Market Foundation offices have not moved! We are still located on the 3rd floor of the Economy Building. The Market Commons staff — Crystal & Velma are located at The Market Commons.
We invite you to be part of this new and exciting space! Come in for a visit or donate now to the Community Impact Fund to help expand and innovate vital services in The Market Commons.

Thank you to our Donors and Project Partners! 
City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund
Delta Air Lines
Employees Community Fund of Boeing
Joshua Green Foundation
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Laird Norton Wealth Management
Medina Foundation
Paul Allen Charitable Foundation
Schultz Family Foundation
Starbucks Coffee Company
Taxpayers of Washington State through the Building Communities Fund
The Norcliffe Foundation
Urban Visions
US Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation
And thank you to all our PikeUp! donors. Your contributions helped us expand social services in the new Market Commons.
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