816: Aaron Zaretsky on Creating Public Markets.

Offering an alternative to Farmers Markets.

In This Podcast:

Imagine a place unlike a modern-day mall, but with only local vendors of food and many other cool things. They are called Public Markets that are a centuries old concept that has been revitalizing local food economies in places like Seattle (Pike Place Market) and Zagreb Croatia (the Dolac Market). Join Aaron Zaretsky and Greg as they explore the history and future of Public Markets.

Our Guest:

Aaron spent fifteen years as a Director at Seattle’s Pike Place Public Market, the nation’s most successful Public Market, with fifteen million annual customer visits. The Market’s redevelopment is credited with transforming downtown Seattle from the nation’s original “skid road”, with countless derelict buildings, into the nation’s healthiest and most prosperous downtown. Pike Place is also the #1 tourist attraction in the surrounding six state region.

For 41 years, through his company, Public Market Development, Aaron has helped to analyze, plan, redevelop, develop, and manage over fifty Public Markets across the country and internationally.

Listen in….


Aaron’s Book Recommendation:

The Prophet by Kahil Gibran

How to reach Aaron:

Website – PublicMarketDevelopment.com

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