Broadway Market was built in 1928 and originally contained small independently owned shops. It was instantly a neighborhood cornerstone. For 30 yearsBroadway Market went almost unchanged until 1958when the first full-scale grocery store moved in, starting down the path which endures today.
After almost 95 years the landmark façade has remained intact along with its spirit: to be a marketplace for the community. In the mid 1980’s a client of Blanton Turner, Val Thomas, completely redeveloped the project while maintaining the historic façade and made it the unofficial community center of Capitol Hill. Blanton Turner principals have been involved with the project since the mid 1990’s. Over the decades, Broadway Market has grown into a multi-tenant 140,000 s/f, mixed use property. With businesses from a small mom and pop shoe repair, a gym, hair salons, cellular store, multiple banks, over 200 underground parking spots, 30 residential apartments and of course it would not be BroadwayMarket without a grocery store anchor. Given the unique challenges a building such as Broadway Market has to offer while in Seattle’s most diverse neighborhood combined with Blanton Turner’s depth of experience and civic involvement in the neighborhood, Broadway Market has been a passion project for Blanton Turner over the past 8 years.
Our passion for the project includes a host of activities over the years. Hosting pre-pandemic Holiday Pop-UpMarkets with local retail partnerships and community organizations drove traffic to our tenants and elevated the local reputation of the project. We created a comprehensive maintenance plan. A building of this age and layout requires constant repair and preventative maintenance. Daily site walks, weekly check-ins, and monthly reports have allowed us to improve the aesthetics and ensure the value of the asset is not only maintained but increased.
We engaged a tenant retention strategy, supporting leasing efforts that transitioned the flagship UrbanOutfitters to the innovative salon concept of Mosaic and the assignment of Golds Gym to PNW fitness. These efforts were achieved through constant communication and enhanced security. Each tenant in Broadway Market has been visited in person to help identify each business-specific needs. Security was a major concern for all tenants so that was immediately remedied by assessing the current Security provider and ultimately shifting to anew provider who could offer us a clear and consistent protocol when security issues arise. This has led to increased Tenant satisfaction, customer satisfaction and over all safer environment.
Today due to the constant attention, Broadway Market remains a marquee property on Capitol Hill and continues to improve.