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September 16, 2010

Melrose Market inspires others to think small

  • The idea of filling big spaces with small shops has been around for years — Pike Place Market for example — but developers and landlords are taking it to a new level.
  • By MARC STILES
    Journal Staff Member

    Photo courtesy of Graham Baba Architects [enlarge]
    Some landlords are renting small spaces to local businesses, such as those in the new Melrose Market on Capitol Hill.

    Fallout from the recession is on full display in Seattle's Pioneer Square and along Western Avenue's once thriving “furniture row.” Both are now dotted with empty storefronts.


     
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