Seattle's Pike Place Market is 100 years old





Let's get on with The Show.

The curtain is raised at 7:30 in the morning, revealing the Manzo Brothers produce stall, which has been a top performer for half of Pike Place Market's 100-year history.

The choreography begins — green beans lined up individually in an interconnected pattern, creating the visual effect of a blanket woven on a loom.

A small fake lizard guards a sign placed on top of the beans: "Don't even think about disturbing the display," followed by the requisite "Thanks."

On a stage rich with color and eccentricity, Pike Place Market is Seattle's longest-running production, its story unraveling through many cultures and generations of Seattle families.



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