March News + Updates

Construction on the East-West Pedestrian Improvements Project is Ongoing

Construction on the Pioneer Square East-West Pedestrian Improvements continues. In the past month, the construction team has made good progress on S Main and S Washington streets between Alaskan Way S and 1st Ave S, including demolition of the existing roadways, underground utility work, and repaving. 

We are working in phases to minimize impacts to neighbors. Work on S Main St between Alaskan Way S and 1st Ave S continues as well as work on S Washington St between Alaskan Way S and 1st Ave S with a street closures in place. We will share details on an upcoming informational session on the East-West project soon.

Please reach out to Waterfront Seattle at or 206.499.8040 with any questions.

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Mark Your Calendar for our Annual Spring Clean 2024 on May 18th

If you are interested in participating in our annual Spring Clean on Saturday, May 18th, please complete the short interest form at the button link below. We will contact you with registration information in the coming weeks.

Spring Clean 2024 is again part of Mayor Harrell’s One Seattle Day of Service - a citywide day of volunteerism to give back and take action to improve the city we love.

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"Shine On Seattle" Now On Display

Discover the enchanting world of light art in Pioneer Square.

Join LUSIO and the Downtown Seattle Association as they bring you dazzling exhibits that will illuminate window storefronts, parks, and other outdoor spaces in the neighborhood. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of light through early spring. This program is free and funded by DSA, with support from the Alliance for Pioneer Square.

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Intern at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Internship openings at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, open until March 31st.


The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park has two internship openings this spring/summer: Spring Interpretation and Education Intern, and the Summer Interpretation and Education Intern. Applications are due on March 31st. Please reach out to if you have any questions.

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Submit Expression of Interest for WOSCA Redevelopment Site

As a part of C40’s global competition to transform underutilized urban sites into innovative, zero-carbon, and resilient urban projects, the city of Seattle is partnering with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to create an exemplary redevelopment of the former Washington and Oregon Shippers Cooperative Association (WOSCA) site. The deadline for the submission of the Expression of Interest for the project is September 19th, 2024.

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First Thursday Art Walk: March 7th, 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 or click the link below to see a roundup of upcoming events and opening exhibitions for the next Art Walk on March 7th, 2024.

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Photo courtesy of J.Rinehart Gallery

Neighborhood Spotlight: Central Saloon

This month, we're spotlighting the Central Saloon, the oldest saloon in Seattle. Established in 1892, the Central was born out of fire -- the Great Fire of 1889. Three years after settlers began to rebuild the city, the Central was opened by Mr. Thomas Watson and was originally known as “The Watson Bros. Famous Restaurant.” Nine years later, Mr. Watson sold the business to Mr. Jamison and Mr. McFarland who aptly named it, “The Seattle Bar.”

Not long after, a gold rush hit the Yukon and the Central was filled with the new faces of miners, loggers, and other rugged adventurers. In 1919, as the seaport and commerce began to expand, the Central became “The Central Café.” This name held until the '70s. Under new ownership in '80s, the iconic venue became the birthplace of grunge with legendary bands like Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Alice in Chains having played here.

Standing the test of time, the Central is a great place to visit for music fanatics and casual listeners alike. Stop by for lunch, grab a drink (or two), pick up some merch, and experience the thrill of live music at the Central Saloon. 

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Photo courtesy of In the Stands.

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For Neighborhood Businesses

Upcoming Events at a Glance

You as an Animal Portraits at fruitsuper on March 2nd from 12p - 5p

Debut Party - DJ Dada at Saigon Drip Cafe on March 7th from 6:30p - 10p

Juice Dust Pop-Up Market at Elysian Fields on March 9th from 12p - 8p

Armoire Go's Blood Drive with Bloodworks NW on March 22nd (must pledge up first)

Rudy Love & The Encores at The Central Saloon on March 25th at 7p

Recent Press Highlights

Project connecting Pioneer Square to Seattle waterfront breaks ground (King 5)

Construction starts on Pioneer Square project to enhance waterfront access (KOMO)

Cookie's Country Chicken is expanding to Pioneer Square (Eater)

Take a peek at Seattle's jazzy new music venue (Seattle Times)

There's a free night market in Seattle that takes place once a month (Curiocity)

For a list of additional stadium events and concerts, follow this link to the Lumen Field and Event CenterWAMU Theater, and T-Mobile Park event calendar.

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.

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 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

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