Meet The New Owners Of Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market: Four Of Its Famous Fishmongers | NBC News

Meet The New Owners Of Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market: Four Of Its Famous Fishmongers | NBC News


FAMOUS FISH MARKET ARE DOING JUST THAT. AS JOE FRYAR TELLS US, DOING JUST THAT. AS JOE FRYAR TELLS US, THE DAY’S CATCH IS AS JOE FRYAR TELLS US, THE DAY’S CATCH IS LANDING IN NEW HANDS. THE DAY’S CATCH IS LANDING IN NEW HANDS.>>Reporter: IN LANDING IN NEW HANDS.>>Reporter: IN SEATTLE, CELEBRITIES>>Reporter: IN SEATTLE, CELEBRITIES DON’T WALK ON RED SEATTLE, CELEBRITIES DON’T WALK ON RED CARPETS, THEY SWIM DON’T WALK ON RED CARPETS, THEY SWIM WITH THE FISH. CARPETS, THEY SWIM WITH THE FISH.>>HEY, YA. WITH THE FISH.>>HEY, YA.>>Reporter: THESE ARE>>HEY, YA.>>Reporter: THESE ARE THE FAMOUS FISH>>Reporter: THESE ARE THE FAMOUS FISH MONGERS AT PIKE PLACE THE FAMOUS FISH MONGERS AT PIKE PLACE FISH MARKET. MONGERS AT PIKE PLACE FISH MARKET.>>I LIKE THE FISH. FISH MARKET.>>I LIKE THE FISH.>>Reporter: DRAWING>>I LIKE THE FISH.>>Reporter: DRAWING CROWDS DAILY.>>Reporter: DRAWING CROWDS DAILY.>>I’VE SEEN SOME CROWDS DAILY.>>I’VE SEEN SOME THINGS ON TV WHERE>>I’VE SEEN SOME THINGS ON TV WHERE THEY WERE THROWING THE THINGS ON TV WHERE THEY WERE THROWING THE FISH, AND I SAID I’VE THEY WERE THROWING THE FISH, AND I SAID I’VE GOT TO THE SEE THAT. FISH, AND I SAID I’VE GOT TO THE SEE THAT.>>Reporter: IT’S MORE GOT TO THE SEE THAT.>>Reporter: IT’S MORE THAN A GIMMICK.>>Reporter: IT’S MORE THAN A GIMMICK. OWNER JOHN YOKOYAMA THAN A GIMMICK. OWNER JOHN YOKOYAMA CALLS IT OUR OWNER JOHN YOKOYAMA CALLS IT OUR PHILOSOPHY. CALLS IT OUR PHILOSOPHY.>>OUR FIRST INTENTION PHILOSOPHY.>>OUR FIRST INTENTION IS TO CREATE A>>OUR FIRST INTENTION IS TO CREATE A RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE IS TO CREATE A RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE WITH OUR CUT MEFRMTS RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE WITH OUR CUT MEFRMTS AFTER THAT WE KNOW WITH OUR CUT MEFRMTS AFTER THAT WE KNOW WE’VE GOT THEM FOR AFTER THAT WE KNOW WE’VE GOT THEM FOR LIFE. WE’VE GOT THEM FOR LIFE.>>Reporter: THAT GOES LIFE.>>Reporter: THAT GOES FOR THE WORKERS, TOO,>>Reporter: THAT GOES FOR THE WORKERS, TOO, SO WHEN YOKOYAMA FOR THE WORKERS, TOO, SO WHEN YOKOYAMA DECIDED TO SELL HIS SO WHEN YOKOYAMA DECIDED TO SELL HIS LEGENDARY BUSINESS HE DECIDED TO SELL HIS LEGENDARY BUSINESS HE KNEW EXACTLY WHO LEGENDARY BUSINESS HE KNEW EXACTLY WHO SHOULD BUY. KNEW EXACTLY WHO SHOULD BUY.>>LOVE YOU, MAN. SHOULD BUY.>>LOVE YOU, MAN.>>JASON, ANDERS, SAM>>LOVE YOU, MAN.>>JASON, ANDERS, SAM AND REESE, FOUR OF HIS>>JASON, ANDERS, SAM AND REESE, FOUR OF HIS EMPLOYEES ARE NOW THE AND REESE, FOUR OF HIS EMPLOYEES ARE NOW THE BIG FISH. EMPLOYEES ARE NOW THE BIG FISH.>>IT’S A DREAM COME BIG FISH.>>IT’S A DREAM COME TRUE, MAN.>>IT’S A DREAM COME TRUE, MAN. I’M LIVING THE DREAM TRUE, MAN. I’M LIVING THE DREAM RIGHT NOW. I’M LIVING THE DREAM RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: ARE THESE RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: ARE THESE GUYS LIKE YOUR KIDS?>>Reporter: ARE THESE GUYS LIKE YOUR KIDS?>>THEY ARE MY KIDS. GUYS LIKE YOUR KIDS?>>THEY ARE MY KIDS.>>Reporter: YOKOYAMA>>THEY ARE MY KIDS.>>Reporter: YOKOYAMA PROBABLY COULD HAVE>>Reporter: YOKOYAMA PROBABLY COULD HAVE SOLD TO SOMEONE ELSE PROBABLY COULD HAVE SOLD TO SOMEONE ELSE FOR MORE. SOLD TO SOMEONE ELSE FOR MORE.>>WE NEED TO CALL FOR MORE.>>WE NEED TO CALL THOSE CUSTOMERS.>>WE NEED TO CALL THOSE CUSTOMERS.>>Reporter: BUT THIS THOSE CUSTOMERS.>>Reporter: BUT THIS JUST FELT RIGHT.>>Reporter: BUT THIS JUST FELT RIGHT.>>JOHNNY WAS VERY JUST FELT RIGHT.>>JOHNNY WAS VERY GENEROUS IN>>JOHNNY WAS VERY GENEROUS IN ACCOMMODATING US. GENEROUS IN ACCOMMODATING US.>>Reporter: ONE. ACCOMMODATING US.>>Reporter: ONE. GUYS JASON WAS>>Reporter: ONE. GUYS JASON WAS PRACTICALLY BORN HERE. GUYS JASON WAS PRACTICALLY BORN HERE. HIS MOM WORKED NEXT PRACTICALLY BORN HERE. HIS MOM WORKED NEXT DOOR. HIS MOM WORKED NEXT DOOR.>>SO I GREW UP IN THE DOOR.>>SO I GREW UP IN THE MARKET, RUNNING AROUND>>SO I GREW UP IN THE MARKET, RUNNING AROUND THIS PLAY, YOU KNOW. MARKET, RUNNING AROUND THIS PLAY, YOU KNOW. I ALWAYS THOUGHT MAN THIS PLAY, YOU KNOW. I ALWAYS THOUGHT MAN IT WOULD BE COOL TO I ALWAYS THOUGHT MAN IT WOULD BE COOL TO OWN THAT FISH MARKET. IT WOULD BE COOL TO OWN THAT FISH MARKET.>>CAN’T BE MORE OWN THAT FISH MARKET.>>CAN’T BE MORE EXCITED.>>CAN’T BE MORE EXCITED. IT’S AWESOME. EXCITED. IT’S AWESOME. GOT TO KEEP THE LEGACY IT’S AWESOME. GOT TO KEEP THE LEGACY GOING. GOT TO KEEP THE LEGACY GOING.>>Reporter: AN GOING.>>Reporter: AN INSTITUTION THAT’S>>Reporter: AN INSTITUTION THAT’S STILL FLYING HIGH WITH INSTITUTION THAT’S STILL FLYING HIGH WITH A FAMILIAR WIND

11 thoughts on “Meet The New Owners Of Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market: Four Of Its Famous Fishmongers | NBC News

  1. Our boss made us watch a program about the market, 20 years ago. She wanted us to have more fun at work, it was great we got drunk and stoned more often.

  2. thats a terrible market to be getting into worldwide fisheries are on the verge of collapse, but i guess the wealthy elite who all move to the pacific northwest can still afford what little will be left…it will be interesting to see how this turns out for the 4 of them.

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