KING STREET MARKET
For one hundred and ten years, King Street Train Station has stood in the heart of downtown Seattle where it has served as a central transportation hub and historic landmark. Today, the recently renovated second floor of the train station stands vacant and ready to become a cultural epicenter celebrating the richness and diversity of our community.
MarketShare envisions a market with 8 to 10 food stalls. Each stall represents an opportunity for a low-income immigrant or refugee entrepreneur to start a small restaurant for less than $10,000, which is half of what MarketShare spent to launch our mobile food stand in our pilot phase. Studies have shown that roughly 384,000 people move through the area around King Street Station each day, making it the ideal location for such a spectacular multicultural dining and entertainment destination. King Street Market is about making a career in the food industry accessible to under-resourced immigrant entrepreneurs, and their incredible culinary talents accessible to Seattle diners.