Bucketlist: The Original Starbucks. "Starbucks opened its first store in 1971 in the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Because the Market is a historic district with design guidelines, the store retains its original look.
SEATTLE We decided to help you explore more than the main arcade of Pike Place Market. Let's go down to the lower levels to get you started on your adventure. Here are our top ten places to shop in the "underbelly" of Pike Place Market.