Pacific Place is an upscale shopping center located in downtownSeattle, WA on Sixth Avenue and Pine Street. It includes a skybridge that connects it to Seattle's Nordstrom. The shopping center opened in October of the year 1998, and has a total area of 335,000 square feet (31,100 m2). Of its 5 floors, the top floor features an 11-screen AMC Theatre (formerly by General Cinema) and dining. On the mid level the center has an entrance to the Barney's store. The concourse level includes a Barnes & Noble bookstore, AT&T and GameStop. During the holidays, it 'snows' every night at 6 p.m. in the atrium.
In a 1998 article by Mark Worth, the Seattle Weekly revealed that consultants linked to Pacific Place developer Jeff Rhodes had secured a $47 million low-interest loan to help build a for-profit parking garage beneath the mall. The loan was obtained through the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, a government agency whose mission is to support low-income housing and other needy projects. The parking garage also served a Nordstrom store across the street.