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Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker to join forces in Ballard in former Populuxe location

Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker Brewing Co are coming together to open a joint taproom in Ballard’s Brewery District at 826 NW 49th Street, formerly Populuxe Brewing. The new taproom is set to open this summer and will feature over 20 different taps of locally made beer and cider. “We’ll bring the hops from Yakima, […]

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Former substation on Market Street slated to become an electric vehicle charging site

Seattle City Light is planning to create an electric vehicle charging site at the former Market Street Substation (2826 NW Market St) next to Sloop Tavern and the VFW, and they’re looking for community feedback on the idea. City Light purchased the parcel in 1957, and it was used as a substation for several decades. […]

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Yonder Bar could reopen under new city council legislation designed to support small businesses

In response to significant public outcry following the forced closure of neighborhood garage-based cider shop Yonder Bar, Seattle City Council is considering a bill that would give greater flexibility to small businesses—specifically those operating out of private residences. Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Lorena Gonzales have proposed a bill titled “Bringing Business Home, a Small Business […]

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Heavy snow destroyed Peddler Brewing’s beer garden

Last week’s big winter storms destroyed Peddler Brewing’s beer garden, forcing them to offer to-go sales only while they work on repairs. Peddler’s massive outdoor tent structure collapsed under the heavy snow that fell over Presidents’ Day weekend. According to a post on Facebook, all the tent’s support beams gave out at once, breaking their […]

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Stoup Brewing to open second location in Kenmore

Ballard’s Stoup Brewing has announced plans to expand: The homegrown brewery is joining forces with Seaplane Kitchen and Bar to create another brewery outpost in Kenmore sometime between late March and early April. Stoup Brewing has partnered with the owners of Seaplane to turn the restaurant into a second taproom for Stoup, under the new […]

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Sephora coming to Ballard Blocks 2

A Sephora store appears to be coming to Ballard Blocks 2. According to the Ballard Blocks site plan, the international cosmetics store will be opening a new location in the corner retail space at 14th Ave NW and NW 46th St. Sephora is currently hiring for a number of positions at the soon-to-open Ballard store. […]

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New restaurant Harmony & Grain to pop-up in Gather Kitchen & Bar

The owner of Gather Kitchen & Bar has announced he will be flipping the restaurant to become Harmony & Grain at 5605 22nd Ave NW, inside the Commons at Ballard. They’ll start initially with a pop-up style takeover of Gather for the month of March, trying out their new healthy grain bowl-focused menu. Executive Chef Ryan […]

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Ballard Blocks 2 property to come off contaminated sites list

The Department of Ecology is proposing to remove property in Ballard off of Washington’s list of contaminated sites. The Ballard site, known as Block at Ballard II, has met state cleanup standards for commercial redevelopment the past few years. The current owner of the site has removed contaminated soil, wood waste, and an abandoned heating […]

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Amazon grocery store may be opening in former Ballard New Seasons

City records show that Amazon is making moves on acquiring the former New Seasons location in Ballard, which shut its doors in late 2019. According to SDCI records, Amazon has applied for electrical permits to make improvements in the now-empty grocery store at 951 NW Ballard Way. There are currently nine Amazon Fresh Grocery stores […]

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National Nordic Museum will reopen on Thursday

Ballard’s National Nordic Museum is reopening this Thursday, February 18th. The Museum will be operating at a limited capacity and under new hours, 10 am – 5 pm Thursday to Sunday. The Museum is opening to the public, but in following COVID-19 safety regulations, timed tickets are still required to enter the museum. (You can […]

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Ballard-based Rad Power Bikes going global with e-bike expansion

Ballard’s Rad Power Bikes has raised about $150 million in investor funds and plans to globally expand this year. The electric bike brand was founded in Ballard in 2015 and has been growing since, especially in the last 12 months. 2020 was a big year for the e-bike industry and the locally based Rad Power […]

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Several injured in RV fire on Leary Ave.

Updated: An RV burst into flames along Leave Ave. NW near NW 43rd St. this morning, leaving as many as three people injured. Firefighters say the vehicle was fully involved in flames when they arrived at 9:30 am near Hale’s Ales. They discovered a woman in critical condition and a man in stable condition. Seattle […]

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