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Summer color at Pike Place Market

June 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

A few photos I took last week at Pike Place Market




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A note:
What surprised me most at the Market was the Pike Place Fish Market. And it wasn’t the eyeless fish with sharp teeth (see second fish picture) that one of the guys shook in an attempt to frighten/tease my kids…

Growing up in Seattle, I knew that the shop was famous for “flying fish”. When a customer buys a fish, the crew tosses it into the air from person to person and chants. It is enchanting to watch.

But I had no idea how they have turned themselves into a marketing machine complete with motivational video and “inspirational book”. While we were standing watching the fish mongers, a tourist from Minnesota, quite taken with the fellows, began telling me that she had read the book, seen the video and knew the life stories and names behind the crew at work…I was impressed not only by this woman’s passion for the Fish Market, but also by the company’s passion for marketing themselves so well…These hometown celebrities have a consulting team they’ve created! Creative indeed…

Ah, but even though I was tempted, especially by the large eyes on the Fresh Yelloweye fish, I didn’t make a purchase or take any home with me….we settled for organic apple chips instead…


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  • 1 enoch choi // Jun 30, 2004 at 7:31 am

    that’s too bad. the rockfish is delicious!