Skål Beer Hall is coming to Old Ballard

Over the years, Ballard has slowly lost Scandinavian mainstays like Olsen’s Scandinavian Foods, the Scandinavian Bakery and the Viking. New apartment complexes appear with Scandinavian names, slogans and design flourishes — which the city’s design review board likes to see – but it has little to do with our neighborhood’s Scandinavian roots. That’s why we, […]

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Happy St. Patty’s day

Today’s the day when everyone is Irish, no matter what your heritage. Here are a few places in Ballard to celebrate: “St. Patrick’s Day Party” at The Sunset Tavern, with The Thoughts, Pickwick, Molly Rose. Party starts at 9 p.m. and costs $6 (206-784-4880). “St. Patrick’s Day Ceili” at Tractor Tavern, with Tom Creegan, Dale […]

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Noise complaint filed from new senior center

That didn’t take long. A resident at the brand new Landmark Senior Center along Leary and Ballard Avenues has filed a noise complaint with the city. “Now she wants to switch rooms, which is going to be a problem,” the facility’s executive director told the Ballard News Tribune. Of course, Ballard Ave. can get a […]

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