The Amon Family of Pure Food Fish
Meet one of our favorite Market families: the Amon Family of Pure Food Fish, who celebrated Grandpa Sol’s generations in the Market with his own Market Charm.
In 1911, Jack Amon came to America from Turkey and began selling seafood from hisPure Food Fish Market stand in Seattle’s Pike Place Public Market. Decades later, Pure Food Fish is run by Jack’s son, Sol, and his two grandchildren, Carlee and Isaac. “Having been a part of the Market community for four generations is amazing and something our entire family cherishes,” says Carlee.
To Sol and his family, the Market is a home filled with memories.“There are still people in the market who remember my great grandpa, Jack,” says Carlee. “And Sol can tell you every family that owned a business here, who worked there, etc.”
“This Charm represents our family and our commitment to give back to the community,” says Carlee. “Both Sol and I believe the social services and low income senior housing programs that the Market offers are extraordinary and should be supported.”
“This Charm is something I will cherish for my lifetime,” says Sol. “For me to share this gift with my children, and their children, is something I can’t put into words. It is a way to share with them my life and to let them know their family is a part of the rich history of Pike Place Market.”