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Miami-style cafe Papa Changó opens in Ballard

A Miami-inspired coffee bar has opened its doors in Ballard at 5410 22nd Ave NW. It’s called Papa Changó, owned by Ballardite Sergio García, who is channeling his Miami upbringing into his new venture in cafe ownership. The cafe is inside the clothing and home goods store September. “It’s finally happening. @sirgeohumberto has been talking […]

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City Council Candidate Forum this Wednesday at National Nordic Museum

This Wednesday, there will be a Seattle City Council Candidate Forum to be held at the National Nordic Museum. The Ballard District Council and Ballard Alliance have collaborated to produce the forum, happening Sept. 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Veteran journalist and Ballard resident Enrique Cerna will be moderating the forum in the […]

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Ballard Food Bank meets fundraising goals to complete new permanent home

The Ballard Food Bank has raised enough funds to finish building their new location at 1400 NW Leary Way. Construction started on the new food bank in September 2020, and the organizaiton has been fundraising ever since to help cover the costs for building their new home. With their lease expiring in their current location […]

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Proof of vaccination to be required for restaurants, gyms, and theaters in King County

Starting later next month, King County residents will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter large outdoor public events and indoor entertainment and recreation establishments including live music venues, performing arts centers, gyms, restaurants, and bars. King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin, Executive Dow Constantine, and Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the upcoming […]

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Ship Canal and lakes could drop below 20 feet due to dry weather

Lake Washington’s water level may drop below an elevation of 20 feet this month, and local officials are taking steps to conserve water by improving the Ballard Locks efficiency. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that current projections suggest the lake water level could drop as low as 19.75 feet if conditions remain dry […]

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The Corner Spot closes after three years in Ballard

The Corner Spot bar at the intersection of NW 56th St and 17th Ave NW in Ballard has permanently closed. The restaurant and bar opened in 2018 after the short-lived Crooked Nail Pub closed its doors. According to Ballard resident Alex, a sign appeared on the Corner Spot’s announcing the closure. Their Facebook page confirms […]

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Station 18 Drinks & Eats opens today in the former Hi-Life building

There’s new life in the former Hi-Life building: Station 18 Drinks & Eats is opening today at 5425 Russell Avenue NW. Co-owner Kate Barrett—who also owns Kate’s Pub in Wallingford—says she and her business partner Erik Nilsen had wanted to open a restaurant and bar together for many years, so they jumped on the opportunity […]

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W Green Lake Way N to reopen to thru traffic in October with new two-way bike lanes

The Keep Moving Street on W Green Lake Way N will be reopening to traffic next month after being closed for over a year. The Seattle Department of Transportation will be making some changes along the roadway to maintain it as a pedestrian- and bike-friendly street. As soon as next week, SDOT will be starting […]

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Seattle Public Schools launches COVID dashboard to track cases by area

You can now keep an eye on COVID-19 cases in Seattle schools thanks to an interactive dashboard. Seattle Public Schools (SPS) launched their COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools around the city. The school district’s Business Intelligence and Health Services teams created the dashboard, which shows confirmed COVID cases among students and staff at […]

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Salmon art installation brings color to Shilshole Ave

A new public art installation has popped up along Shilshole Ave, just across from Cloudburst Brewing. The art is from local muralist Dozfy, known for several local art installations including a mural on the former Ballard Blossom building and the large Stabbert Maritime fence mural behind the National Nordic Museum. He’s now the latest artist […]

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