This is not the first story written about the newsstand at Pike Place Market, especially in the last few weeks. But it could very well be one of the last.
On Dec. 31, the newsstand at bustling Pike Street and First Avenue for 40 years will close for good. And on a recent Monday morning, nearly everyone who drops by says they regret that news.
“I’m sorry you’re closing,” says a woman carrying a freshly bought centerpiece from another stall.
“This is part of the character of the market,” says another passerby.