June News + Updates

Construction Update on East-West Pedestrian Improvements

Waterfront Seattle continues progress on east-west pedestrian improvements in Pioneer Square. Only finishing touches remain on S Main St west of 1st Ave S, and construction has started east of 1st Ave S. Construction of Yesler Way improvements are underway.

Meanwhile, work on S Washington St west of 1st Ave S continues – brick pavement patterns showing the original shoreline of the waterfront were installed several weeks ago. You can check out the timelapse of that work here.

For questions and comments, please reach out to at info@waterfrontseattle.org or 206.499.8040.

New 2024-2025 Map & Guide Brochures are Here

We're excited to deliver new 2024-2025 Map & Guide brochures to your business.

Please give our team a few weeks to complete drop-off delivery to neighborhood storefronts and retail locations. If you would like to receive 2024-2025 Map & Guide brochures for your upper floor business or if you have not received brochures by the end of June, please complete the form at the link below to request delivery.

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You're Invited: Happy Hour at Smith Tower on June 18th

Join us for a drink, enjoy the views, connect with your neighbors for the Summer Networking Event on Tuesday, June 18th from 2:30p - 4:30p at Smith Tower's 22nd Floor.

Due to venue restrictions, this event is 21+. Free parking is available at Butler Garage - parking validation will be provided. Space is limited! If you register for a ticket and are unable to attend, please let us know. For any questions, please email info@pioneersquare.org.


Visit Seattle & Seattle Bank's Community Partnership Program in Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is excited to work with Visit Seattle, Seattle Bank, and Intentionalist for the return of the Community Partnership Program, featuring BIPOC- and LGBTQIA+-owned businesses in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.

Over the next several months, $250 tab will be hosted at each participating business, so visitors can experience these wonderful restaurants and shops. See the list of participating businesses and tab program dates in the link below.

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Soft Serve Summer is Back at The Pastry Project

Stop by The Pastry Project for delicious soft serve ice cream, starting Friday, June 28th through September 1st.

The Pastry Project's soft serve window opens every Friday through Sunday from 3p - 8p. For more information on flavors and specials, be sure to follow The Pastry Project on social media for the latest.

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Free Community Art Workshops & Mariners Giveaways at Occidental Square

Express yourself and connect with the community with Drawing Herd, a free series of hands-on art classes hosted by DSA/MID. On select dates and times until June 15th, enjoy creative workshops with unique weekly themes.

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The Mariners are continuing their run to lead in the AL West! If you’re heading to a Friday home game, swing by Occidental Square for a chance to win a prize at the DSA/MID Fan Giveaway booth.

First Thursday Art Walk: June 6th, 2024

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 or click the link below to see a roundup of upcoming events and opening exhibitions for the next Art Walk on June 6th, 2024.

Events & Openings

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, delivered one week before First Thursday Art Walk. Click the link below to subscribe.

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Please note: July's First Thursday Art Walk will be held on July 11th, in observance of Independence Day.

Neighborhood Spotlight: NAST Studios

This month, we're spotlighting NAST Studios. Created by Blake Burton in August 2023, NAST Studios is a podcasting studio that handles everything you might need to host your own podcast, including audio/video recording, editing, consulting, and much more.

Blake enjoys being in the Pioneer Square neighborhood because of the supportive business community. "I'm new to being a business owner and I want to feel comfortable asking questions and learning from my neighbors. The fact that there are so many venues in my area too, is huge for me!" Blake says. "I interview artists on my podcast and Pioneer Square is constantly showcasing all different forms of art. I genuinely feel that I chose the right location to start my business."

Interested in starting your own podcast? Get in touch with NAST Studios to learn more.

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Upcoming Events at a Glance

With Queer Regards Ticketed Dinner at OHSUN Banchan & Deli on June 8th from 6p - 8p

 Reading by poets Gillian Conoley, Alex Mattraw, and Jake Syersak at Open Books on June 9th, starting at 7p

Frederick Holmes and Company's Hot Jazz at the Gallery Presents Susan Pascal on June 22nd from 7p - 9:30p

Singer-Songwriter Showcase at Central Saloon on June 23rd, starting at 3p

Recent Press Highlights

James Beard winner to take over F.X. McRory's space in Pioneer Square (PSBJ)

Family-Friendly Adventures in Seattle’s Pioneer Square (Parent Map)

"Fine and rare" finds at a new Pioneer Square bookshop (Crosscut)

Seattle Restored: Fostering Entrepreneurial Revival Through Creative Innovation (Seattle Medium)

Baba Yaga music venue coming to Pioneer Square (Seattle Times)

Want to stay up-to-date on neighborhood happenings coming soon? Click here to sign up and receive a monthly events roundup newsletter. For a list of additional stadium events and concerts, follow these links to the Lumen Field and Event CenterWAMU Theater, and T-Mobile Park event calendar.

Chief Seattle Club's Summer Clothing Drive until August 30th

Chief Seattle Club is hosting a Summer Clothing Drive from now until August 30th and would appreciate your support. There are two donation bins located in the neighborhood, one located at ʔálʔal Café (122-2nd Avenue S) and Cone & Steiner (135 S King St). You can also donate through Chief Seattle Club's online wish list on their website.

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New to the Neighborhood: Bar Sosta, Tuft Ruft

Comfortable like your neighborhood pizza place but elegant like a fine dining restaurant. Bar Sosta opened last month, from the owners of Il Terrazzo Carmine and Carmine’s Bellevue, Bar Sosta offers Carmine’s luxury and elegance in an upscale neighborhood pizza and cocktail restaurant. Stop by for a date night or an outing with friends!

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409 1st Ave S

Grab your friends, family, or coworkers and take a tufting workshop at Tuft Ruft! Learn the ancient technique of tufting

to create your own rug - no experience needed and all materials will be provided. At Tuft Ruft, you can turn any image into a rug with the guidance of an instructor. Private/group classes are also available.

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210 S Washington St

Neighborhood Construction Updates

Construction Round Up

East-West Pedestrian Improvements Project


5G Utility Work

2nd Avenue Extension South Streetlight Upgrades

On-Going Projects

Westland Hotel Construction

Metropole Building Construction

2nd Ave S Extension & S Jackson St Bridge Planning Study

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.

Alliance for Pioneer Square News

Spring Clean 2024 Wrap Up

Thank you to all who volunteered for our annual Spring Clean 2024 and helped give back to the Pioneer Square community. We had over 250+ volunteers this year!

Spring Clean 2024 was in coordination with the City's third annual One Seattle Day of Service. We'd like to give a special thank you to Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Rob Saka for being a part of the event. In addition, thanks to Amazon, Seahawks, WM, and LAZ Parking for sponsoring. Coffee and pastries were provided by Zeitgeist Coffee and lunch was delivered by McCoy's Firehouse Bar & Grill.

Social Media Takeover Program

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

Share a series of photo and video content to the Pioneer Square’s social media channels via stories for the entire day. Fill out the Google Form to get started or email us at info@pioneersquare.org if you have 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.

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