We also fund and collaborate on small, community-driven projects that improve the health of the community and its members and inspire new relationships and connections.
Jerry Antush is more than a fish monger at Pike Place Market. He was born and raised in Seattle and started his Market career in the 1980s as “The Juice Man” at Scotty’s Juice Bar. It was then that he first realized it was more than a Market: “It’s always been the people – that’s what’s fun about the Market, you never quite know what to expect,” said Jerry.
More than 30 years later, Jerry has worn numerous hats in the Market from The Juice Man to fish monger and other Market jobs in between. He’s now developed a new title of himself: Marketologist and, together with his producer Bob Trombley they’re hosting the Pike Place Podcast: a weekly show to tell the stories of the icons, innovators, characters and kooks who are the Pike Place Market community – characters just like Jerry “The Juice Man” himself.
This podcast is part of an initiative to bring new community ideas to life by the Pike Place Market Foundation through The Market Commons.
Pike Place Market is a rich and diverse place. Woven throughout its 111-year history are important stories about the people who made and continue to make this place a vibrant community, top-travel destination and treasured, historic landmark. Existing interpretive displays, historical signs and commemorative plaques are outdated and in disrepair and need to be re-imagined to effectively communicate with shoppers in a bustling Market place. In partnership with the Pike Place Market PDA and Friends of the Market, The Market Foundation is working to assess the current heritage displays and guide design development of new heritage displays throughout the Market. Learn more about this project click here