Grey’s Anatomy to film in Old Ballard

The TV show Grey’s Anatomy will be filming in Old Ballard near Ballard Ave. and Shilshole Ave. all day and into the night on Thursday.

The Seattle Film Office distributed an advisory to neighbors in the area about some “no parking” areas on Shishole Ave. and the presence of uniformed police officers. The advisory didn’t provide specific locations. Filming is expected from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

While the film office didn’t reveal the TV show in question, a well-placed source tells us it’s Grey’s Anatomy. Not to mention, the show is already in town, filming at several other locations. A few of the actors attended yesterday’s Mariner’s game.

Set in Seattle, Grey’s Anatomy is filming it’s 15th season, and the premiere is slated for Sept. 27th on ABC/KOMO.

(Our thanks to Alan in the My Ballard Facebook Group for posting the film advisory.)

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Earl
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Earl

I can’t believe this terrible show is still on the air.

Thanks for the heads-up to avoid this area tomorrow.

Mark Kingsford
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Mark Kingsford

This show is FANTASTIC what are you talking about. Shonda Rimes is a genius.

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

I’m excited for all the homeless junkies who are going to get their big break!

Amanda
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Amanda

Grey’s Anatomy is a FANTASTIC SHOW!! IT IS MY FAVORITE ON TV AND I WILL BE DEVASTATED WHEN IT ENDS.

Former Fan
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Former Fan

It started out good. Now is just a gay fest of sex with a medical event tossed in. All the best stars have been gone for 2 or more years. I think Sandra Rhymes though talented is a sell out her shows started out interesting and with good topics and dialogue to the network for sensational shockers and pumped up sex.km

BAM
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BAM

Are there really a bunch of gays on this show? Yuck!!!

Matt Bazemore
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Matt Bazemore

As well as any other good example, the historic area is a rare gem and this tv crew only proves it. We should be investing in the preservation of the entire Ballard Ave. strip. It has undergone much change in the past few years. We need to have a vision that preserves the 1890’s well into the future. The older it gets, and still remains, the better it gets and eventually can serve Seattle as a precious living museum, not unlike the way ancient bridges and doorways serve Venice, or the stroll through the Forum that for centuries has served Rome.

Ballard Resident
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Ballard Resident

Yes, which is why it’s puzzling (infuriating) that Seattle lets areas like Pioneer Square and now Ballard to be overrun by filthy junkies and criminals. Not only is public safety unimportant to our “leaders” but aesthetic concerns are met with “what you don’t like our box condos and Honey Buckets in the park? Nimby!”. Pathetic.

Truth
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Truth

Overrun? Sorry Harley, but your sensationalizing is what’s pathetic.

Concerned Ballard Millenial
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Concerned Ballard Millenial

A lot of what he says is exaggerated, but Pioneer Square from say 3rd and Cherry to 2nd and Main could only be described as overrun. You can’t even walk down the sidewalk here, the bums are taking up the whole sidewalk.

Shilsholer
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Shilsholer

Matt – Lots to like about your post.

To my knowledge about the only building with any protections on Market is the Old Carnegie Library – with a historical designation. Almost all the others you can knock down and go up to 65 or 85 feet. Most construction to date on market has been on sites that don’t really have much of value on them. At some point we may see some of the buildings that give downtown Ballard its feel go down to the wreaking ball.

NYC has a great program in the Highline area to allow builders to build additional floors over existing historical buildings to get the height but they need to maintain the original facade. Makes for a great street scape.

Don’t think seattle has anything similar – wish we did – please correct me if I’m wrong.

Skip
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Skip

Mariners’

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

Are you suggesting that someone should proofread this site. Sad!

Michael Shaffer
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Michael Shaffer

Actually, not big news. Nice though. Let’s focus on reclaiming all of Ballard as it seems to keep losing it’s soul, or whatever is let of it. Fourth generation Ballard and appreciate this effort.

bam bam
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bam bam

So came in when it was whites-only and just hung around ever since? Your practically royalty!

Ballard Resident
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Ballard Resident

Seattle is much more “white” than it was before the Amazon and NYC hipster invasion, but you guys bash white people to somehow draw attention from the fact that you are the dullest white locusts who stripped the town of any charm. Nice dog babies. Woof

At least the old Old Scandies fished for a living instead of walking around with bags of poop staring at phones.

bam bam
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bam bam

The very fact that you have to get on here to argue against white welfare is evidence that all of Ballard is built on white welfare.

FHA gave away cheap, guaranteed loans to white people and redlined out the blacks. Any mediocre white man with a shitty job who could make an X on the line could have a house. His OWN “castle”. How noble! Whites only. Brown people had to be smarter and work harder and longer, and still didn’t get to live in Ballard for decades and decades.

OLD old Seattle fishermen got handed a nice safe freshwater harbor for FREE from the Federal Government. Built the locks and ship canal with other people’s money, and Ballard has sucked on that Federal teat ever since.

Nobody’s bashing white people. Just show a little gratitude, and maybe some humility. Your white forebears got a sweetheart deal, and that ought to give you a little perspective, instead of crowing like a damn fool who was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.

Ballard Resident
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Ballard Resident

Snore. Keep swinging. With that attitude you’ll never catch any salmon. I’ve never been given anything from the Fed, and now I gotta dodge their subsidized pets at the park or compete with the often less qualified Affirmative Action applicants. Huh. Funny how that works.
I know the script, though.

Anybody wandering off the progressive reservation are either:
1) ignorant laborers (trash)
2) spoiled bougies born on 3rd base.

Pick a script, Millennials, and stick to it.

I’d say any so-called “privilege” has been more than compensated for in the last few decades with all manner of bizarro entitlement programs that destroyed social cohesion and nuclear families. Good investment, and really paying off from the looks of cities these days.

Be sure to tune in to your favorite sitcom for your manufactured reality social cues.

bam bam
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bam bam

It’s really that hard for you to simply be honest about how this community was built. For more than a century, Uncle Sam has been giving handouts to white men to help them build a life and have a legacy to pass on. The same handouts were withheld from nonwhites.

The Old Scandies were only able to fish for a living because they were given use of a perfect harbor entirely on the Federal dime. You know after the taxpayers built Ballard their locks, they even shoveled “compensation” into the pockets of Salmon Bay property owners, for their inconvenience? At the same time that native settlements were drowned or starved out of existence by the flooding of the tide flats or destruction of the salmon runs the Duwamish relied on. Government spent extra to build the ship ladder to save the salmon runs the Old Scandies used, naturally. Taxpayers have operated the locks at zero expense to the tough old Scandies ever since.

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bam bam

Your generous government has given you free of charge a lovely museum at the Locks, to educate you about your own history, saving you the need to do it for yourself.

You don’t have to feel guilty, or to apologize, or do anything, really.

Just be honest. Anyone whose family has lived here for generations won a jackpot. They got free stuff from the government from day 1. That’s where they came from, where all of this came from.

Ballard Resident
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Ballard Resident

Nordic Heritage Museum admittance costs $15. They spent $53 on that museum. I’m not Scandi, either, or a “recipient of inherited Ballard wealth”. Your social justice “muh white privilege” routine is really tired.

The guys I grew up with worked on fishing boats during the summer, and lived in small rental houses. They mostly went on to blue collar jobs: you know, the kinds of people who can change a tire, throw a punch, trawl a line, and go hunting on weekends. Ballard was never Park Slope, so I don’t really get your goofball angle. These folks worked very hard for a modest life, and the folks who still work for a living in Ballard are pretty disgusted with the social justice parade leading up to the junkie invasion.

I suppose some of the Boeing folks cashed out and made money other houses before moving to Everett, but the idea that Ballard was some kind “easy white life” for the working people is so laughable that I’m surprised you manage to get your pants on each morning without falling over into the cat litter box.

bam bam
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bam bam

Oh, sweetie. You old white men are the most fragile, easily offended faux victims ever.

The low-energy Ballard Nordics didn’t build the Locks. Why would their narcissistic little feel-good Ikea museum have anything to do with the Locks and the freshwater harbor the government gave them?

The LOCKS museum is at the LOCKS, mr defensive mediocre white man.

It’s not a goofball angle. It’s a simple fact that Federal money built the locks. Property owners (if they were not Duwamish) got government compensation. The bay was given to the locals, and the Locks operated at no expense to the white beneficiaries. They saved certain (white) salmon runs and destroyed others (Duwamish). Whites got FHA loans. Blacks did not. Blue Ridge was gated and whites only.

These are all historical facts. Nobody said the lucky ducks who got all this free stuff didn’t work hard. They worked. Pretty hard. Not as hard as some, but still.

You’ve got to be really fragile to take offense at basic historical facts.

Go outside more. Visit some of the OTHER museums (and libraries even?) besides that puckered up Ikea/dentist office looking thing.

BAM
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BAM

I like your thinking Ballard resident.

Southern Belle
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Southern Belle

Haha I love this so much.

Lampchop
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Lampchop

I thought this show ended..

Guest
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Guest

It’s not Grey’s Anatomy. It’s just a spin off. None of the big name actors will be there.

Scout Finch
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Scout Finch

Name that spin-off, please. I don’t know if any other than Station 19.

Jesse McKinney
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Jesse McKinney

Grey’s anatomy b team

Bitty
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Bitty

It’s station 19 filming today and tomorrow. Grey’s cast left yesterday.

Queen
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Queen

Not true! Ellen Pompeo was downtown on Tuesday. They just did shots of the ambulances last night in Ballard, but they have been filming all this week.

Armpain
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Armpain

Very cool! It would be EXTRA cool if any of tbe crew were still here on Saturday morning, and would stop ny Art In The Garden. But I assume they’ll bail early and get back to SoCal.

Sheila
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Sheila

I have watched Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning and absolutely love this show. All you haters, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it.
I can’t wait for season 15 too come out. I’m on season 13 right now.

Scott D.
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Scott D.

I just want to know when these folks are not acting? Pretending to be somebody you’re not by reading cue cards while making huge $$ does nothing for me. Let me know when these actors end humidity or discover the cure for AIDS. Go help a senior citizen with their garden or errands instead.

donarb
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donarb

Actually Grey’s Anatomy has over the years contributed to awareness of various diseases and social problems (like homeless veterans) by highlighting those problems in episodes and then directing viewers to organizations that can help.

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

The height of slacktivism

Simon Says
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Simon Says

Thank you Scott…

STFU
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STFU

Yeah – senior citizens hate music, art, storytelling and theater. They only like gardening and errands.

Set crew
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Set crew

It’s actually Station 19 filming. Greys anatomy wrapped on Tuesday night.

Dempseyluver
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Dempseyluver

Does anyone know where exactly filming is happening? Not much going on on Shilshole

BAM
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BAM

They were filming something last night (Thursday night) at the fire station on 15th Ave just south of the Ballard bridge. Whole bunch of equipment trucks were parked there..

Access Hollywood
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Access Hollywood

Those were ambulances for all the junkies that had too much fun last night.

Jammy
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Jammy

Who ever say its stupid show needs to shutup!!!
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