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Ballard’s new seafood restaurant Sailfish opens Friday

Sailfish, a new seafood restaurant on the corner of NW Market St and Ballard Ave NW, opens its doors Friday, Oct. 7. Owner Tommy Patrick pivoted to create Sailfish after Bunsoy chef Rhabbie Coquia decided to pursue other endeavors. Managers Rica Marinas, Mike Murray, and Alex Emel are at the helm of Sailfish. Each was also […]

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Green Lake inner loop detoured for community boathouse construction

Detours start today on the inner loop of Green Lake near the boathouse in preparation for the demolition of the current building. The new boathouse will be under construction for about a year, Seattle Parks and Recreation says, with an expected opening in fall 2023. The adjacent parking lot behind the Aqua Theater will be […]

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Historic Paymaster Building is up for sale

The small brick historic building at 2116 NW Vernon Place is up for sale. Stimson Lumber built the Paymaster Building in 1911, using it primarily as an office and payroll pick-up location, according to the Seattle DJC. According to the real estate listing, the property is valued at $4.2 million. The building includes 3,769 square […]

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Local documentary ‘Sweetheart Deal’ tells the stories of Aurora Ave sex workers

A Ballard filmmaker is getting ready to release her directorial debut Sweetheart Deal, which tells the stories of sex workers on Aurora Ave. Elisa Levine co-directed Sweetheart Deal with Gabriel Miller, a project that started back in 2011. It’s now making its film festival tour, soon to screen at BendFilm Festival in Bend, Oregon (Oct […]

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Route 44 traffic improvements continue along NW Market St and N 46th St

The project to improve pedestrian safety and traffic along Route 44 is pushing forward as SDOT continues demolishing and paving along N 46th St. Here’s a rundown of the current work happening between Ballard and Phinney/Wallingford (from SDOT) N 46th & Whitman Ave N Crews are continuing to install concrete road panels at the intersection […]

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Seattle Kraken unveils new mascot inspired by the Fremont Troll

Seattle’s pro hockey team the Kraken has announced its new mascot: Its name is Buoy, and it’s a spinoff of the Fremont Troll. Seattle Kraken introduced Buoy to fans on Saturday when he was lowered from the rafters of Climate Pledge Arena during a game. Buoy, a blue sea troll with long hair, was inspired […]

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Ballard Wine Walk returns after two-year hiatus

The 2nd annual Ballard Wine Walk is set for mid-October, with 15 tasting locations spread around the neighborhood. The first wine walk, organized by the Ballard Alliance, was back in 2019. Due to the pandemic, the Alliance put the event on pause. This year it’s back, happening on Oct. 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 […]

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Crown Hill pedestrian improvement plans moving ahead

The project to make Crown Hill Urban Village a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is moving ahead with full city council support. The Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Crown Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines on Tuesday, created to enhance the character of Crown Hill and improve pedestrian safety and walkability. The project has been in the works […]

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Salmon Bay Rail Bridge project receives federal funding to complete rehabilitation plans

The project to rehabilitate the 108-year-old Salmon Bay Rail Bridge just received a large federal grant that will help secure its future use. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the project a $25 million grant as part of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. That, along with an additional $70 million from BNSF Railway […]

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Miri’s at Golden Gardens to close this December

The beloved Miri’s at Golden Gardens is closing down later this year after five years in business. Miri Plowman and Gabriel Skoda opened Miri’s in 2018 in the concession stand attached to the bathhouse at Golden Gardens. The cafe quickly became a favorite, serving poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes), kebabs, breakfast sandwiches, and all sorts of cold […]

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Discovery Park turns 50 this year

This weekend is Discovery Park’s 50th anniversary. To commemorate the park’s anniversary, Seattle Parks and Recreation and other groups will be hosting a full day of activities on Saturday, Oct. 1. Fort Lawton and Discovery Park became part of the City of Seattle on Sept. 1, 1972. The history of the land goes back thousands […]

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Police arrest two narcotics traffickers in West Woodland

Seattle Police have arrested two narcotics traffickers who were in possession of fentanyl, narcotics, and cash in West Woodland. According to the SPD Blotter, on Sept. 22 SPD narcotics investigators working with Homeland Security served a warrant at the home of a suspected dealer in the 600 block of NW 58th St. Police say they […]

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