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B & I Public Market Place

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<p>Almost anyone who grew up in the Tacoma area has fond memories of the B&I Circus Store, a landmark on South Tacoma Way for more than 60 years, where once you could wrap your face in cotton candy while exchanging stares with a live gorilla named Ivan. Ivan is gone now, living happily at the Atlanta Zoo, and B&I has morphed into a new kind of wonder — an international marketplace where you can find fancy boots from Mexico, jewelry from India, exotic foods from Africa, rare coins from all over the world and bargains from just about everywhere.</p>
<p>There are more than 50 shops in the B&I and the long, winding corridors make shopping here seem like an adventure in a fun house maze. The shops come and go, so every visit is a new experience. B&I also has one of the largest video game arcades in the area.</p>
8012 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 584-2056
  • Fax: 253-584-2726
  • Accessibility Details: The entrance is at ground level. Some inside spaces are narrow.
  • Accessibility Details: There is a small ramp leading to the entrance.
  • Hours: Mon - Sat, 10am - 8pm; Sun, 10am - 6pm
  • Accessible: yes
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