Sunset Bowl not a historic landmark

Unlike the now departed Denny’s building, there hasn’t been an outpouring of support to designate the doomed Sunset Bowl as a historic landmark. But as is customary — which we learned from the Denny’s debacle — the new owners of Sunset Bowl filed a nomination with the city’s Landmarks Preservation Board as a preemptive move […]

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LA Fitness making a few waves

The new LA Fitness, which will open soon right next to Edith Macefield’s old house, has blanketed Ballard in flyers encouraging folks to sign up. “There’s a bare mid-riff, hard-hatted, teeth-whitened, hair-lightened blond in contractor apron and work boots by the words: Coming Soon to Ballard!” explains Peggy Sturdivant on her blog, At Large in […]

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Truck snags power line, sparks outage

A hydraulic truck hooked a power line shortly before noon today, triggering a power outage for some businesses along 9th Ave. NW near the Fred Meyer, says MyBallard reader AlanBob. “Four transformers had short-circuited, showering the street with sparks,” he writes. “The air itself smelled overcooked.” Fortunately, no reports of any injuries. (Thanks AlanBob for […]

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