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Spend Like It Matters: Black-owned Businesses and Makers at SEA

June 24, 2020

Recent events in our local community and across the U.S. are spotlighting a checkered history of systemic racism that continues to impact our communities and essential institutions. The Port will continue to use our policy platforms and programs to create opportunities in historically underserved communities and to seek ways we can reverse inequity.  

At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), we promise to create an elevated travel experience that reflects the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, which strives for inclusion. This mission provides more opportunities for small, local, and disadvantaged businesses to ensure that the face of the airport reflects the diversity of our community. 

Demanding racial justice and equity is a responsibility shared by all of us. One way to fight racism every day is to spend like it matters. 

When you’re traveling next, and into the future, eat at and shop at these Black-owned businesses and support the entrepreneurs that help our economies and communities thrive.

Black-owned businesses at SEA 

Many of the dining and retail businesses at SEA operate as joint venture partnerships. Other shops and restaurants that are partially owned by Black members of our community include:

  • 6th Ave. Noodle House, S Gates
  • Alki Bakery, Pre-Security  
  • Ballard Brew Hall, D Gates 
  • Capitol Hill Food Hall, A Gates
  • Camden Foods Co., D Gates
  • Coach, Central Terminal 
  • Greedy Cow, S Gates
  • Hudson News, multiple locations 
  • Koi Shi Sushi Bento, Central Terminal 
  • Le Grand Comptoir, C Gates 
  • MAC Cosmetics, Central Terminal 
  • Made in Washington, Central Terminal
  • Mi Casa, B Gates
  • Peets Coffee, S Gates
  • Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, Central Terminal 
  • Tap & Pour Bar, S Gates
  • Trailhead BBQ, Central Terminal 

Read the story of Marques Warren of Warren’s News & Gift (WNG), a family-owned and Black-owned airport business. In partnership with the Hudson Group, WNG operates 18 stores at SEA, doing business across multiple licenses including Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, Alki Café, Made in Washington, MAC Cosmetics, and Coach. In addition to operating airport concessions, Warren owns and operates a retail store in downtown Seattle called Downtown Spirits

Marques Warren
Marques Warren

Where to find other Black-makers at SEA 

Shops throughout the airport devote shelf space to products created by Black-owned companies and creators. Here is where to find them:

Use the SEA Airport App or explore the interactive map to locate the businesses in the terminal.
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