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    Posted on October 12, 2012 in Featured In

    Messenger Archives - April 2006

    April 11 will be Sol Amon Day in Seattle. Amon, celebrating 50 years as owner of Pure Food and Fish, is commemorating his golden anniversary with cake and balloons at noon. Amon is donating the day's proceeds to the Market Foundation.

    His dad Jack Amon came to the Market in 1911; "Solly" has been here ever since, through it all. Nearly 25 years ago, Sol became the first Market merchant to support the Foundation's efforts to fund the Market's services for low-income people. Today, he's the Market's longest-tenured merchant, and has been proclaimed the 2006 "King of the Market." The pragmatic Amon is still here most days. Modestly, he says, "our job is pretty simple. We sell fish seven days a week, and it's the best and freshest you can find anywhere."

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  • Pike Place Market News – April 2006

    From now until eternity, April 11 will officially be Sol Amon Day, throughout Seattle. Amon, celebrating 50 years as owner of the Pure Food and Fish, also the 2006 King of the Market, is commemorating Pure Food & Fish’s golden anniversary with ceremonious cake and balloons, at high noon, on April 11. The public is invited.

    To mark this special day, Amon (a.k.a. “The Cod Father”) is generously donating the day’s proceeds to the Market Foundation, to fund the Market’s Clinic, Senior Center, Food Bank and Preschool. Marlys Erickson, Foundation executive director, says Amon is as much of an icon in the Market and the Market is an icon of Seattle. His dad, Jack Amon, came to the Market in 1911 and ‘Solly’ has been here ever since. (Fish is so much a part of him his name is similar to salmon.)

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