May News + Updates

Construction Update on East-West Pedestrian Improvements

Waterfront Seattle continues to make progress on Pioneer Square East-West Pedestrian Improvements. This project includes more space for people walking and rolling with upgraded sidewalks and added greenery, including native plants. S Main St is nearing completion west of 1st Ave S. Yesler Way between Alaskan Way S and 1st Ave S is just beginning. Next up will be S Main St east of 1st Ave S. To learn more about the construction on Yesler Way, check out their updated flyer. If you weren’t able to join the community info session on April 16, you can check out the presentation on the project website.

For questions and comments, please reach out at and 206.499.8040.

Sign Up for the Annual Spring Clean 2024 on May 18th

Join us and a host of neighborhood volunteers on the morning of Saturday, May 18th to help give the neighborhood a little extra TLC. Team up with your fellow coworkers and neighbors for this community effort. All ages and abilities welcome! If you are interested in participating in our annual Spring Clean on Saturday, May 18th, please click the link below to register. If you would like to sign up as a group, and be placed in the same project, please email

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Announcing the Inspiration Fund 2024 Recipients

This year, the BIA is matching volunteer hours and/or funding up to $15,000 for community members to implement projects and programs making a positive impact in the neighborhood. This year's recipients are: The Kids are all Riot, hosted by HomeTeam Seattle (Darkalino's, HomeTeam Gallery), a child-centric dance party to celebrate summer in historic Pioneer Square, and the Pioneer Square Art Fair and Summer Market by neighborhood artist Lloyd Gregory. The Alliance will keep the community updated regarding these projects as they progress. Congratulations to the 2024 award recipients!

Image credit: The Infatuation

In Case You Missed It: Evergreen Treatment Center's Treatment in Motion Presentation

Since April 2024, Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS)has been deploying their mobile medication unit in Pioneer Square to bring life-saving treatment to community members in need. If you weren't able to attend the information attend, click below to watch the brief presentation and Q&A session hosted by ETS. For any questions, please contact Sean Soth:

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Spring Community Networking Event Wrap Up & Resources

Thank you to all who attended our Spring Community Networking Event last month. We appreciate you for taking time out of your busy morning to connect with your fellow neighbors.

Special thanks to The Lemon Grove for hosting our event, Seattle Jazz Fellowship for the lovely live jazz music, and Zeitgeist Coffee for the delicious pastries and coffee. We’d also like to thank Sarah Vetting from Lumen Field for her presentation on summer events happening at Lumen Field & WAMU Theater. Subscribe to their email newsletter to stay up-to-date on upcoming events this summer and beyond.

First Thursday Art Walk: May 2nd, 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 May 2nd, 2024.

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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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Photo courtesy of ArtX Contemporary.

Neighborhood Business Spotlight: Salumi

This month, we're spotlighting Salumi. For over 20 years Salumi has been making cured meats in Seattle by mixing old world techniques with modern thinking, new world flavors, and a belief that eating well is what we live for.

Around six years ago, Salumi became a woman-owned company as the original owner, Armandino Batali, retired. Since then, the restaurant has continued to develop and expand their offerings. The restaurant takes a seasonal approach to the menu, so they rotate quarterly to keep things interesting while keeping the Salumi staples.

Planning your next event or corporate gathering? Salumi also offers a high-quality lunch catering service for those that are looking to feed a crowd. "Our menu is customizable and large order-friendly, which makes our catering a great deal for local businesses," says Jordan, Salumi's General Manager.

Learn more about catering or stop by for lunch next time you're in the neighborhood! 404 Occidental Ave S

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Upcoming Events at a Glance

Aqui Mercado - Latin Market at The 101 on May 3rd from 4p - 10p

SIFF Movies in the Park - Free movie showings in Occidental Square on May 10th & May 17th from DSA/MID in partnership with SIFF

Ceramics Class with Beau Rush at Casa di LaValle on May 11th from 2p - 4p 

Hot Jazz at the Gallery Presents: Jovino Santos Neto at Frederick Holmes And Company on May 18th from 7p - 9:30p

Recent Press Highlights

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

From Salvador Dalí to local artists, must-see Seattle exhibits in May (Seattle Times)

Traces of Seattle’s Black Panthers are all around — if you know where to look (Seattle Times)

Best Restaurants and Bars Near Seattle's Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park (Seattle Met)

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.

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 Pioneer Square’s social media channels via stories 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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