October News + Updates

First Thursday Art Walk at Foster/White Gallery.

Vend at the 3rd Annual Holiday Market on December 8th and 9th

Be a vendor at the upcoming two-day Holiday Market on December 8th and 9th at Occidental Square.

The Pioneer Square Holiday Market returns to Occidental Square this holiday season as a two-day event on December 8th and 9th. We're looking for retail and food/drink vendors to be a part of the festivities. To sign up, please complete the form below.

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Waterfront Park Listening Session

Join us in our first Waterfront Park listening session at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park on October 19th from 12p - 1p. 

The Alliance for Pioneer Square and Friends of Waterfront Seattle invite you to the Waterfront Park Listening Session. This listening session will center on Waterfront Park updates and provide an opportunity for you to share your feedback. Light food and beverages will be provided.


Photo courtesy of Friends of the Waterfront.

City Council Candidate Forum

The Alliance for Pioneer Square and Pioneer Square Residents’ Council will host a forum featuring City Council Position 1 candidates Maren Costa and Rob Saka. The forum is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Monday, October 16th

Time: 5:30p – 7:30p

Place: Luigi's Italian Eatery & Cantina

(211 1st Ave S)


First Thursday Art Walk

View the Newest Exhibitions

Join Seattle’s Original First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. The art walk is FREE & self-guided, every First Thursday of the month, and parking is free from 5p - 10p at participating garages.

Visit www.FirstThursdaySeattle.com to see a roundup of upcoming events for the next Art Walk on October 5th. Email us at info@pioneersquare.org to add your event or opening reception if we missed it.

Want to receive a once-a-month Art Walk event email? We'll send you a list of upcoming events to help keep you in the loop. Click the link to subscribe today.

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MONUMENTS multimedia installation by Craig Walsh at City Hall Park on view until October 5th.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Foggy Tea Shop

This month, we'd like to spotlight Foggy Tea Shop - the perfect neighborhood spot to study, read, or relax with a cup of tea.

Foggy Tea Shop is a tea shop offering a wide variety of teas, pastries, and other treats. Recently opened this past summer, Michelle and her husband started Foggy Tea Shop out of their passion for tea.

"Tea is so inspiring," Michelle says.

"I was introduced to it by my husband. He has been a lifelong tea lover. I myself was a Starbucks coffee girl growing up. However, I tried a London Fog and that was the beginning. Within a few years, I lost all interest in coffee as the ancient and enormous universe of tea unfolded (and continues to unfold) before me."

Michelle says the endless variety of leaves, herbs, roots, flowers and so on that humans have steeped and drank for thousands of years, all around the globe leaves her in awe. 

This fall, Foggy Tea Shop is offering special fall treats and flavors, including Pumpkin Spice, Foggy Tea Autumn Spice blend, and an Apple Spice Tea. They are also hosting live music and art at their shop on First Thursday Art Walk on October 5th from 4p - 6p. Be sure to stop by and enjoy a cup of tea!

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Photos courtesy of Foggy Tea Shop.

Donate Now

Please consider a gift to the Alliance for Pioneer Square to help ensure the neighborhood remains strong and vibrant!

For Neighborhood Businesses

With the Seahawks, Sounders FC, and OL Reign seasons underway, here are expected high attendance events or multi-event dates to be aware of in the month of October:

Sunday, October 1st

OL Reign vs. North Carolina Courage @ 5p (10k)

Billy Strings (6k)

Mariners vs. Texas Ranger @ 12:10p

Wednesday, October 4th

Sounders vs. LA Galaxy @ 7:30p (25k)

Babymetal (7k)

Saturday, October 7th

Sounders vs. Vancouver @ 7:30p (25k)

Jai Wolf (5k)

Sunday, October 22nd

Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals @ 1:05p (65k)

Sunday, October 29th

Seahawks vs. Cleveland @ 1:05p (65k)

To better inform business operations on game and event days, follow this link to the Lumen Field and Event CenterWAMU Theater, and T-Mobile Park event calendar.

Upcoming Events at a Glance

Kim Maguire at Fredrick Holmes and Company on October 7th from 7p-9:30p.

Reading with Sunu P. Chandy, Jen Soriano, and Troy Osaki on October 10th from 7p-8p at Open Books

Pioneer Square Fall Harvest Festival at Occidental Square on October 22nd from 11a-4p.

Seattle Restaurant Week returns October 22nd through November 4th

Recent Press Highlights

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2023 (Seattle Met)

12 Essential Seattle Coffee Shops (Eater)

Saving the Press in Pioneer Square (The Seattle Times)

25 Best Cheap & Free Things To Do In Seattle For First Timers (Noms Magazine)

Best New Restaurants and Bars Near Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park (Seattle Met)

Rental Discounts at The 101

The 101 is offering discounts starting at 20% off all rentals now through March 31st, 2024. 

Have your holiday work gathering or your next birthday party at The 101. Also, get 20% off all of their goods and decor (excludes photo booth rental).

Must book by the end of 2023 and events must take place by March 31st, 2024. Minimum of six hour rental and new bookings only.

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Photo courtesy of The 101.

Holiday Corporate Gifting with Flora and Henri

Support small business this holiday season with your corporate gifting efforts.

Flora and Henri offers custom gifting options for gift bundles ranging in size from 10-300 recipients, all based on your needs. Visit their website for more information and to learn about upcoming community and shopping events.

Learn More

Photo courtesy of Flora and Henri.

Neighborhood Construction Updates

The East West Connection project is anticipated to begin in early 2024 and will continue for approximately a year.

Construction will begin on S Washington Street and S Main Street, between 1st Ave S and Alaskan Way S. The project aims to improve accessibility for people of all ages and abilities and provide safe, convenient, and graceful pedestrian connections. It will also reduce the number of vehicle travel lanes and limit traffic flow directions on portions of these streets in order to move vehicles away from structurally vulnerable areaways and optimize traffic operations and circulation.

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Construction Round Up

Colman Dock Project 

Route 40 Transit Multimodal Corridor Project (Design phase)


74 S Jackson / The Jack

On-Going Projects

Westland Hotel Construction

Metropole Building Construction

Visit The Alliance for Pioneer Square’s website for an interactive project map and up to date information on of current and future public realm projects.

Monthly Staff Feature: Anahí Bendeck

This month, we sat down with Anahí Bendeck, Design and Planning Manager for the Alliance for Pioneer Square. 

Anahí manages the design, planning, and implementation of public realm projects in the neighborhood. Additionally, she fosters and strengthens partner relationships, which are critical to the success of the projects and programs that further the Alliance’s mission.

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Social Media Takeover Program

Each Friday, we give neighborhood businesses and organizations the opportunity to take over our social media channels.

Share a series of photo and video content to the Alliance for Pioneer Square’s social media channels via stories, feed posts, and live video updates, for the entire day.

Fill out the Google Form to get started with the process or email us at info@pioneersquare.org if you have any questions.

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Resources for Small Businesses

The Alliance for Pioneer Square has compiled a series of resources and information intended to assist neighborhood small business owners, managers and employees.

Pioneer Square Business Marketing Toolkit

Worker and Business Resources

Public Safety Resources

Other Resource Lists

Need a notary? Email us at admin@pioneersquare.org for complimentary notary service.

Stay Engaged!

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