Thaiku is closing

Updated: Ballard is losing one of its Thai restaurants. After nearly a decade in old Ballard, Thaiku (5410 Ballard Ave. NW) is closing. Staff was told last week that the restaurant would close on December 23rd. The bar, however, may stay open until the end of the year will also close on the same day. […]

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Ballard Avenue boutique closing

The Ballard Avenue boutique, Dolce Vita, is closing at the end of the month. According to SeattleMet.com, the owners of Dolce Vita have “decided the shut those doors and concentrate their retail efforts in New York.” The company is based in Seattle and will continue to sell their brand online and at Nordstrom, Seattle Met […]

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Bad Albert’s Tap & Grill closing

The economy has taken its toll on another longtime Ballard business. Bad Albert’s Tap & Grill will be closing sometime next month. After nearly 17 years at 5100 Ballard Ave NW, owner and almost lifetime Ballardite Steve Katsandres says he had to make the tough decision to close. “We went through stock market crashes, this […]

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Souvenir on Ballard Ave is closing

Early next month, Souvenir at 5325 Ballard Ave. N.W. will close. The eclectic little shop with no signage is closing on February 6th after a decade on the now-popular street. Curtis Steiner tells Seattle Met that the landlord is closing the shop to make way for an elevator. The landlord wants easier access to the […]

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Lombardi’s to close next month

On October 9th, the 23-year-old Lombardi’s restaurant on Market Street will close its doors for good. The news was announced today on the restaurant’s blog. Owner Diane Symms says that her daughter will take over the restaurant business, keeping the two other Lombardi’s locations, in Issaquah and Everett, open, but the Ballard location will close. […]

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