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Good & Well Supply Co. plants roots in Ballard

A new candle shop called Good & Well Supply Co. will be opening its doors at its flagship location on June 4th. The store will feature products such as candles, incense, air fresheners, beard oils, and more. Good & Well’s warehouse and production facility are located in the Ballard Brewery District, adjacent to Urban Family […]

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Truffles & More to move to former Johnny’s Ballard Shoe Service

Truffles & More dessert shop is changing locations next month, with plans to move into the former Johnny’s Ballard Shoe Service shop at 5510 22nd Ave NW. Truffles & More opened as a pop-up in the former Ballard Blossom building in June 2021. Owner Kyma Czark started her dessert business seven years ago and has […]

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Repaving planned for 15th Ave in Interbay, Ballard Bridge, Ballard in 2023

The 15th Ave NW corridor in Interbay, the Ballard Bridge, and in Ballard will undergo significant repaving in 2023. The Seattle Department of Transportation will begin construction in 2023 on 15th Ave W/NW from W Emerson Street in Interbay to NW 57th St in Ballard, including paving and work on the Ballard Bridge deck. The […]

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Changes coming to Route 40 in Ballard

A number of improvements have been planned for Route 40 in downtown Ballard. The Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro are planning to create new dedicated bus lanes, upgrade traffic signals, and implement turn restrictions along several busy sections of Route 40. Areas designated for improvements can be seen on the map below, […]

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Woodland Park homeless outreach connects 89 individuals to shelter and housing alternatives

City outreach efforts have provided resources and housing for 89 individuals who had been residing in Woodland Park. Mayor Bruce Harrell and District 6 City Councilmember Dan Strauss helped form a joint effort to restore Woodland Park, a major part of which involved conducting significant outreach to those experiencing homelessness in the park. Outreach began […]

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Ballard FC to kick off inaugural match this weekend

Ballard FC, our local semi-pro soccer team, will play their first game this Saturday. Former Seattle Sounders player Lamar Neagle and Ballard High School graduates Sam Zisette and Chris Kaimmer co-founded the team, which is part of the USL League Two.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ballard FC (@goballardfc) All home […]

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Local artist creates his own temporary art gallery

A temporary art gallery has popped up in the former Classic Consignment building at 5514 24th Ave NW.  Ballard resident, Kyle Perry, 30, had an important thought in January. He believed he could do something he’d never done before; bring his love for art to the forefront of public interaction while simultaneously uplifting local artists. […]

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Seattle Parks shortens opening hours at Golden Gardens for summer

There will be shortened opening hours at Golden Gardens this summer in an effort to curb crime in the evenings at the popular beach. Seattle Parks and Recreation will start the shortened hours pilot program at both Golden Gardens and Alki Beach this summer to “address dangerous and/or illegal behavior that has been typical of […]

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Ballard Smoke Shop reopens today under new ownership

One of Ballard’s oldest dive bars has been given a new lease on life: Ballard Smoke Shop reopened today with a new owner. Owner Max Genereaux bought the Smoke Shop when it went up for sale last year and has been making some updates and renovations ever since. Genereaux, also known as “The Reviver,” also […]

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Hipp hipp hurra: It’s Syttende Mai

Today is May 17th, Syttende Mai, when the streets of Ballard fill with Norwegian pride. The 17th of May is Norwegian Constitution Day, and Ballard celebrates with a big parade through the center of downtown. This will be the first time the parade has happened since 2019 due to the pandemic. Along with the parade […]

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Peace Run worldwide torch relay to visit North Beach Elementary May 17

The world’s largest peace torch relay is visiting Ballard today. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is an international torch relay that’s back on the road after pausing for Covid restrictions. This year’s modified route is traveling across the U.S., with stops along the West Coast in Seattle and San Diego. North Beach Elementary School’s art […]

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