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  • A chat with Sol Amon

    Posted on March 6, 2014 in News, Insider

    By James Wright, SeaFood Business senior editor
    Published on 26 February, 2014


    It's entirely possible that a lot of the camera-toting tourists who visit Seattle and stop by its famous Pike Place Public Market think there's only one fish shop there. You know, the one near the entrance, where guys in orange slickers toss fish back and forth. But there are actually four, and Pure Food Fish Market, if you take Sol Amon at his word, sells more fish than all of them. Amon's father Jack, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey in 1911, was a lifelong seafood guy who coincidentally owned the now-famous Pike Place Fish Market from 1946 to 1956 before he and his son started a new shop together. So, since there's been an Amon hawking fish at Pike Place for 103 years, this guy Sol might just know what he's talking about.
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