HOQUIAM, Wash. - A Bellevue developer is hoping that the La Vogue's department store in Hoquiam will become the next Pike Place Market. We spoke with Wade Entezar last week about the vacant space next door to Tully's coffee "We need Hoquiam to really be a stopping point. and having a true public market which is some great products and components it's a great asset for the community."
Entezar told the Hoquiam Business Association that he plans to offer 10x10 foot spaces where local vendors can consign their crafts without staffing a storefront. "There are no lease commitments due and it's about $300 a month, and we have a cashier that runs everything all utilities are paid. So we're trying to get more foot traffic."
Local building owner Al Carter has stepped forward to manage the new market, he said he already has a few "anchors" in mind "We talked to Jay's Farm stand and Michael's Meats and they were interested in maybe coming in."
The new Public Market plans to work with the current Farmer's Market to avoid any conflicts. Carter said local crafters should contact him for details at 581-3220