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Pike Place Market vs Seattle street food bill Fri, 07/15/11 9:46 AM (permalink)
Should Pike Place Market have the final say-so to street food in and near their market?
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/07/14/pike-place-market-keep-street-food-out/
 
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    joerogo

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    Re:Pike Place Market vs Seattle street food bill Fri, 07/15/11 11:11 AM (permalink)
    I think tourist will still flock to PPM, but the street vendors will probably cut into their local lunch business.  And for what they are paying in rent, the small businesses in PPM should be afforded some protection from lower priced competition.  Just my opinion.
     
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      chefbuba

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      Re:Pike Place Market vs Seattle street food bill Fri, 07/15/11 11:41 AM (permalink)
      I don't see where they would find a place to park.
      The few times I have been there, parking was fubar......
       
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        mayor al

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        Re:Pike Place Market vs Seattle street food bill Fri, 07/15/11 3:27 PM (permalink)
        How have the major cities handled the relationship between the street vendors and the 'brick' business's? other than Licensing and parking regs... the public that loses access to the established business's because of lack of parking or narrowed sidewalk access is the one that loses in this deal.
        Limiting space and perhaps the size and numbers of vendors at a given location would help...but if someone has to walk an extra block or two because a food truck is set up in four parking spaces, the customer has a right to voice his protest, and the city shouod listen.  How about making a max time limit on close in spaces to allow the public to get to all the offerings.
         
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          pnwchef

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          Re:Pike Place Market vs Seattle street food bill Sat, 07/16/11 8:01 AM (permalink)
          Parking is crazy on the street near the market, you need to park a few streets up from the market of a parking lot. The area walk way before the market, near the grass area would be a great place for street food booths, there is no room for trucks. The best part of the market isn't really even in the market, but across the street. The fruit stands, fish/ seafood stand, bakery, small restaurants, are the real draw for me. The last time I was there, I talk to the guys at the fish market across the street, and they told me that block was in jeopardy of being knocked down and rebuild. Some people think new is better, I think it looks great just the way it is....................pnwc
           
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            Foodbme

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            Re:Pike Place Market vs Seattle street food bill Sun, 07/17/11 1:35 AM (permalink)
            There should be some zoning ordinances to handle this situation. I personally believe the established vendors who have made a significant investment in the place should have some protection.
             
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              Foodbme

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              Re:Pike Place Market vs Seattle street food bill Sun, 07/17/11 1:41 AM (permalink)
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              Should Pike Place Market have the final say-so to street food in and near their market?
              http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/07/14/pike-place-market-keep-street-food-out/

              Want something screwed up??? Get the politicians involved!
               
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