The sign has gone up over Shiku Sushi, one of two new sushi restaurants preparing to open along Ballard Ave. We spoke with owner Rob Kim, who says the plan is to bring in “Japanese tapas” along with traditional sushi, plenty of sake and a full bar — a twist that Rob says will differentiate […]
Police believe a body that was discovered near the Shilshole boat ramp is the missing swimmer, 21-year-old Brent Sweet, who disappeared while swimming off Golden Gardens a week ago. Our condolences are with the Sweet family.
To curb drug use, drug dealings and other crime in alleys, Mayor Greg Nickels is proposing a dumpster-free downtown. Starting in the spring, the downtown area may test a program that will replace trash bins with colored plastic bags for recycling and waste. The plan is to then expand to other neighborhoods such as Fremont. […]
Here’s an update on our earlier posts about two new businesses moving into the Old Ballard area just a block apart from each other. First, Monster Art and Clothing has now opened at Ballard Ave. and 20th Ave. The boutique featuring handmade products by “young upcoming artists.” And Source Salon and Spa has opened in […]
When the Seattle band Massy Ferguson releases their upcoming CD, Cold Equations, it will feature a song called “The Ride” about a friend who jumped from the Aurora Bridge in 2006. “Don’t let it stall on Fremont Falls/just go, finish it out,” the song says, which musician Ethan Anderson said urges people not to give […]
Kirsten emailed us this morning (Thursday): “My boyfriend heard some crazy-sounding explosions last night. They sounded like they were moving, and went off in succession, as if the explosions were traveling around. Gunfire? Fireworks? We’re in the Loyal Heights neighborhood. Did anyone else hear or see anything?” In the comment thread in an earlier post […]
Brown paper covers the windows at Thaiku and CaffinatorX asks in the forum, “what’s up with that?” Turns out they’re just closed for the week. A sign on the door says the popular Thai restaurant is closed so they can refinish the floors and remodel the kitchen. They plan to re-open after Labor Day on […]
Recently in the forum, BallardViking discovered this home for sale: Look a little cozy? Well, the “condo alternative” measures just 325 square feet with a $199,999 price tag. “At $615 a foot, this has to be the most expensive piece of real estate in Ballard,” BallardViking writes. There’s also this 487 square foot house over […]
If you search for Metum in Google Maps, you’ll get this result: Same goes for Microsoft’s Live Maps. “What in the heck is it?” writes My Ballard reader Peggy, who discovered the neighborhood in a search. Isn’t it Sunset Hill or North Beach, as outlined in the Seattle neighborhood atlas?
Some pretty funny comedians are coming to Bumbershoot this year and some of them are putting on a pre-event comedy show Friday night at Lo-Ball (2220 NW Market, lower level). Sadly, we don’t know which comedians will be there. (They have non-compete clauses in their contracts that prevent them to advertise the show.) But we’re […]
Right across the street from the massive Ballard on the Park construction project on 24th Ave., the Danielle condos are beginning to take shape. They now have a website with an artist’s rendering: As Seattle Condos and Lofts explains, units will go on sale this fall in the mid-$200,000s to the upper-$300,000s for single bedrooms. […]
Up until now, Starbucks was silently testing the Clover in three Seattle stores. Now, the Ballard-made specialty coffee machine is available in ten local Starbucks stores — but not in Ballard, Fremont, Phinney Ridge or Greenwood. (The closest are in Green Lake and Queen Anne.) If you want Clover coffee in Ballard, Aster on 24th […]