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Ben Franz-Knight’s Top Picks at Pike Place Market

Ben Franz-Knight, the former executive director of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, sat down with Sellen and gave us  his top recommendations for anyone visiting the Market.

Oriental Mart: A family-owned business started in the ’70s by Mila Apostol, who has an MBA from the University of the Philippines and moved here with her husband, a Boeing engineer. Their daughters, Joy and Leila, now run it. He often goes there for lunch.

Golden Age Collectables: Ben bought his wife an original X-Men #2 from Golden Age Collectables for her birthday.

Beecher’s Cheese: His son frequently asks dad to pick up some mac and cheese from Beecher’s for dinner.

Sellen had a discussion with Ben Franz-Knight, the former executive director of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, to look back at the incredible work he accomplished during his time at the Market. Read the full article here. 

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Ben Franz-Knight, former executive director of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority. Ben recently joined Shiels, Obletz, Johnsen (SOJ), a Northwest firm that specializes in the management of complex urban development projects.