Neighborhood spotlight on Pioneer Square

As Seattle’s first downtown, Pioneer Square has played a number of roles over the years: historic epicenter, skid row, gayborhood, and sports-fan playground, to name a few.

Our latest neighborhood spotlight series dove into Pioneer Square’s past and highlighted the people and places who are shaping its future: from the elevator operator at Smith Tower to the merchant who’s carrying on a family legacy and re-inventing the concept of the neighborhood corner store. Check out the stories below to start exploring.

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