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Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market ‘Caught’ by Fish-Tossing Employees

Seattle & Northwest  + Washington  + Weekender  | 

Earlier this month, four longtime Pike Place Fish Market employees, Jaison Scott, Samuel Samson, Ryan Reese, and Anders Miller, went from the docks to the desks when they purchased the world renowned Seattle business. The 1,000-square-foot market, along with the Space Needle, is one of Seattle’s premier sites, attracting thousands of visitors throughout summer months and serving as the perfect backdrop for selfies.

The sales price wasn’t disclosed, but the seller, John Yokoyama, who bought the business from its founder for $3,500 in 1965, said he worked with “the kids” to make this deal possible.

“He could have sold it to just about anyone, but he went out of his way to sell it to us,” Reese told the Seattle Times. “The city is changing so fast, it’s an honor to be part of a small, 1,000-square-foot legacy that makes this city special.”

The new owners plan on maintaining the success of the fish market by using their acquired skills, along with the tools Yokoyama has passed down to take the Pike Place Fish Market to the next level.

Read more at Seattle Times

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency integrated marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and public relations strategy. He is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, Social Media and content marketing services. Dennis’s communications background in the real estate industry includes working with many of the top real estate firms – from brokerage companies, developers, homebuilders, investors, owners, lawyers, asset advisors, lenders, architects and property management firms. • Marketed more than 1 Billion Square Feet of Office Space • 70,000 Multifamily/Condo Units • 15,000 Single Family Homes • 30 Million Square Feet of Retail Space • Representing Roughly $100 Billion in Investment In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. Dennis’s agency background on integrated communications teams at many reputable agencies and has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. He formerly was President of the Public Relations Society of America’s Los Angeles of public relations professional, and served on the Board of Directors. He also taught a public relations extension course at Loyola Marymount University. Dennis’s has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.

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