[ Main Street
- Open Mondays,
- First Monday + Tuesday
of the Month,
+ by Appointment
9 - 5
200 SW Michigan Street
Seattle WA 98106
When tenants were informed that the Pacific Market Center was closing as a wholesale center, they quickly moved into action. At stake were not only our livelihoods but the survival of retailers who count on us for goods and services. Main Street mattered.
Believing we’re “better together,” a core of passionate showroom Principals began their search for a new building. A beautiful brick building less than a mile from the Pacific Market Center was soon identified. The building, constructed in 1929, was Boeing’s original corporate headquarters. This gave us pause. If buildings have stories to tell, then this building spoke volumes.
What followed was a series of meetings with tenants and the building's owners to
secure commitments. Creating a market center largely through a core of volunteers was
not a standard business model but over time, both tenants and owners were convinced
it could work.
A new building provided new opportunities. It signaled the beginning of a new era for our mart and a new way of thinking. This was the moment to create an entirely re-designed experience for our customers built on an overriding belief that Main Street matters.
From access to thousands of products to true collaboration, the SEATTLE MART is a partner to the retail community. Together we keep Main Street strong.