New Pike Place MarketFront celebrates grand opening Thursday

The new Pike Place MarketFront expansion in Seattle holds its grand opening.

The new Pike Place MarketFront expansion is now open to visitors, who are taking in sweeping views of Elliott Bay and exploring new stalls where craftspeople and farmers can sell their products.

A spokesperson for Pike Place Market confirmed the space opened in early May ahead, ahead of the planned grand opening ceremony on June 29. During the grand opening, visitors will be able to see the indoor shopping area on a lower level, which has not yet been seen by the public. 

>>Related: Photos of Pike Place MarketFront expansion

The $74 million MarketFront is the first expansion of Pike Place Market in 40 years and includes 30,000 square feet of open public space, a viewing deck, 40 low-income senior housing units, a neighborhood center, additional parking, several public art installations and 47 new vendor stalls.

Restaurants and a brewery are also moving to the new space with waterfront views.

More information on the MarketFront expansion here.

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