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Seattle’s first combined barber and bottle shop opens in Phinney Ridge 

The first enterprise in Seattle combining barber services with complimentary beverages and a well-curated bottle shop, The Bottle and the Barber, opened on Phinney Ridge on Jan 3rd.  Matching his love for craft beer and his five years of experience as a barber,  founder Cameron Dean decided to bring this unique concept to the neighborhood. […]

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Design review meeting for the 229-unit apartment planned for 907 NW Market St

A public design review meeting for a 5-story apartment on the east end of NW Market St has been planned for next month. The apartment complex will span nearly an entire block, from the corner of 9th Ave NW and replace five single-family homes. The plans include 229 units and no parking. The original design […]

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Draft environmental impact statement released for West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension Project

The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension project is now available online. Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration published the draft EIS earlier this week. The EIS addresses the various proposed light rail alignment options and station locations with potential environmental impacts and costs. Work on the […]

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Ballard High graduate releases his first major feature film, “Borrego”

A Ballard High graduate has made it to the big screen with his first major feature film set to hit theaters this weekend. Filmmaker, Seattle native, and former BHS student Jesse Harris’s first major feature film, starring Lucy Hale, will be available in theaters today, Friday, Jan. 14.  Harris’s passion for cinema started at an […]

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Reuben’s Brews celebrates 10 years in Ballard

One of the longest-standing Ballard breweries, Reuben’s Brews, is celebrating 10 years in business with a new collaboration series. Reuben’s started as micro as it gets, with co-founder Adam Robbings practicing his homebrewing techniques for three years before opening his first location in 2012 in a narrow industrial garage space at 1406 NW 53rd St. […]

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COVID surge hits Seattle Schools following winter break

Cases of COVID-19 in Seattle Public Schools have hit an all-time high since the winter break, with several schools going back to remote learning or closing temporarily. SPS recorded a record 704 cases across the city in the first week of 2022. In Northwest Seattle, there are currently 177* cases; Ballard High School has 19* […]

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Café streets could be in place for another year

The café street and outdoor dining program could be extended for another year. Councilmember Dan Strauss has introduced legislation to extend the free café street and outdoor dining permits through Jan. 31, 2023. The program allows restaurants and retail stores to utilize the streets in front of their businesses for outdoor dining and displays and […]

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Lighting and field upgrades coming to Ballard Playfield, Ingraham High, and Whitman Middle School

Several local parks and school playfields are getting new lights in the coming months. Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) are making several upgrades at parks and schools across the city this year, with synthetic playfields, new playfield lights, and ADA improvements in the works. Work in northwest Seattle includes playfield light […]

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First look at St. Lukes Episcopal Church affordable housing project

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be redeveloping its property at 5710 22nd Ave NW to create two eight-story buildings with 292 total apartment units. The project—a joint partnership with Heartland LLC, Bridge Housing, and Security Properties—will include 80 affordable housing units and over 200 market-rate apartment homes. The two buildings will be integrated but separate, […]

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