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Camelion Design closing after 24 years in Ballard

The home furnishing store Camelion Design will be closing in December* after 24 years on Ballard Ave. Owner Nicole Vandermeulen announced the news on Facebook, saying she’s going to shift her focus to her interior design consultation work and close her brick-and-mortar at 5330 Ballard Ave. “It was love at first sight when I stood […]

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Police investigating armed robbery at Dockside Cannabis

Dockside Cannabis on Leary Ave NW was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, and police are still looking for the suspects. According to SPD Detective Mark Jamieson, the robbery happened on Oct. 20 at 11:30pm when two store employees were getting ready to close for the night. Two suspects, both wearing masks and gloves, took […]

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Ballard Farmers Market to offer home deliveries

Starting next week, the Ballard Farmers Market will be offering home deliveries for produce and other goods. There are a couple caveats: there will be a limited number of deliveries each week, and they’ll only be able to deliver in the 98107 zip code. Delivery will be free for orders over $120, and they’ll be […]

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City to provide free street closure permits for Halloween activities

The City is allowing residents to apply for street closure permits for Halloween—or any other activity—through Nov. 30. They’re calling it “Trick or Street“, and it’s part of their Stay Healthy Block program SDOT announced in September. The permit will allow residents to close non-arterial blocks to thru-traffic. “If Seattleites are headed outdoors, they need as much space as possible  to safely […]

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Bastille Cafe & Bar closes permanently, new venture Sabine to take its place

After 11 years, Bastille Café & Bar has shut for good, with a new counter-service cafe—Sabine Café Bar and Market—taking its place on Ballard Ave. Owners James Weimann and Deming Maclise have kept Bastille closed since its March shuttering. Rather than reopen the French restaurant, they’re pivoting to a more COVID-friendly model: a cafe with […]

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Large chamber of Ballard Locks closed until Dec. 6

The large chamber of the Ballard Locks is closed through Dec. 6 while crews work to replace the 102-year-old Stoney Gate Valves. This is the third and final extended long closure to replace the valves; the U.S. Army Corps had previously planned on a fourth closure from February to April next year, but say that’s […]

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Ballard Library ballot box is ‘highest performing box’ in Seattle

The ballot box in front of the Ballard Library is the busiest drop-off box in Seattle. King County Elections keeps tabs on how many ballots are returned at each ballot box location, and as of the morning of October 20, 6,280 ballots have so far been dropped at the Ballard Library. The next busiest location […]

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Loyal Heights Playfield closed for turf replacement

The Loyal Heights Playfield is closed until December to allow Seattle Parks and Recreation to replace the turf. The aging turf field will be replaced with what Seattle Parks says is a new, “state-of-the-art synthetic turf system”. During the replacement, they’ll also address any structural repairs to curbing, draining, and sub-surface elements. Seattle Parks says […]

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New safety modifications to Burke-Gilman Trail under the bridge

It’s now a little safer to ride a bike under the Ballard Bridge: SDOT has added some new features to help riders negotiate the train tracks on the Burke-Gilman Trail. SDOT has added new posts, paint, and signs along the Burke-Gilman where it passes over the railroad tracks under the Ballard Bridge, the site of […]

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Ballard High student film to be featured in NFFTY’s virtual film festival

Despite the pandemic, Ballard High film students are still producing award-winning work. A short film made by Ballard High School film student James Brammer will be featured in NFFTY 2020. The film festival will happen virtually this year, with all 234 short films available to watch online between Oct. 23 and Nov. 1. Brammer’s film […]

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Halloween and trick-or-treating tips from Public Health

This year’s Halloween in Ballard will look quite different: the downtown trick-or-treating event has been cancelled, and it’s likely that many families will choose to stay home rather than parade through the neighborhood. Seattle & King County Public Health is recommending that folks consider abstaining from trick-or-treating this year, as COVID-19 continues to spread in […]

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No Bones Beach Club is now closed

In another blow to the Ballard restaurant community, No Bones Beach Club has closed their location on 17th Ave NW due to the pandemic. The vegan restaurant also closed their Portland location in late August for the same reasons: owner Mackenzie DeVito said it’s just not feasible to reopen either location. DeVito has another location […]

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