Economy Market Building

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Economy Market Building information

Location
Seattle , USA
Address
cnr 1st Ave & Pike St
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Once a stable for merchants’ horses, the Economy Market Building on the south side of the market entrance has a wonderful Italian grocery store, DeLaurenti’s – a great place for any aficionado of Italian foods to browse and sample. There’s also Tenzing Momo , one of the oldest apothecaries on the West Coast, where you can pick up herbal remedies, incense, oils and books. Tarot readings are available here on occasion. Look down at the Economy Market floor and you’ll see some of the 46,000 tiles that line the floor. The tiles were sold to the public in the 1980s for $35 apiece. If you bought a tile, you’d get your name on it and be proud that you helped save the market floor. Famous tile owners include Cat in the Hat creator Dr Seuss and former US president Ronald Reagan.