A chain link fence has been put up around the Denny’s building and the parking lot nearby. Probably for safety and insurance reasons, as we’ve seen some homeless folks behind the building from time to time. By the way, we’re keeping in contact with both the property owners and community organizers, so stay tuned to […]
As they’ve been doing for quite some time now, work crews will close the Fremont Bridge from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday-Thursday of next week to continue to “upgrade the mechanical and electrical systems.” And we hear this will be the norm for some time to come. More details here.
The new cafe Aster just opened its doors on Saturday, right across from the new NoMa condos on 24th and 57th. It’s owned by an eight-year Ballard resident, Beth Scribner. I stopped by this morning, and I have to say, the coffee is very good. And Scribner was quite to point out that she’s the […]
Restaurants across the Northwest are participating in “Dine for Darfur” today (Tuesday), including a few here in Ballard. Each restaurant will donate 25 percent of its revenue for the day to aid relief efforts in Darfur. Ballard Loft, Jolly Roger Taproom, King’s Hardware and the Hi-Life are all participating, as well as Caffe Vita in […]
The Phinney Neighborhood Association, which has leased the old John B. Allen School since 1981, is getting ready to make an offer to buy the buildings from the Seattle School District, reports the Ballard News-Tribune. The city recently established the school as a historical landmark, which should make it more affordable for the PNA to […]
I’m a huge Pela fan, and the band was scheduled to play Tuesday night at the High Dive in Fremont. But lead singer and guitarist Billy McCarthy fell off the stage during the final song last night in Chicago, landing on a broken pint glass, severely cutting his hand. So the band’s upcoming gigs are […]
Elsa complained about the Ballard Safeway in LiveJournal, and she sparked quite a discussion about which is the best Ballard grocery store. “The Ballard Fred Meyer is where it’s at,” says one. “The QFC a bit further down on Holman road is fantastic,” says another. “The Ballard Market is one of the best groceries in […]
Early Sunday morning, police arrested a 45 year-old man for beating another guy to death while he slept in his pickup truck. With a pipe. This happened at 48th and Leary. “They’ve had the street closed, police vans, and a big set-up all morning,” wrote Chelsea in a tip to My Ballard. No word yet […]
We heard lots of sirens, so we tracked them to a one-story Craftsman on 12th Ave. NW, just west of 75th St. Firefighters had just responded to a report of a garage fire, and from what we could see, it was all very minor.
Sometimes you see the strangest things on Craigslist, like this Ballard posting: “We have two rather large rats that we just can’t take care of any more. All things will be added such as the cage, bedding, water feeder and 2 food holders… there is a wheel but they never go on it.” Two fat […]
The roving “Tent City 3” moved into a section of the big parking lot next to the Our Redeemers Church on Saturday, at 85th and 24th. We stopped by and snapped some photos (below). As we posted before, the tent city says it has strict rules about staying drug-free, sober and non-violent, and security will […]
After beating Kentwood Friday night, the Ballard High girls basketball team are playing Snohomish this afternoon for the 4th place in the Class 4A state basketball tournament. We’ll update with the final results, or you can check the bracket with scores here. Update: Ballard beat Snohomish to take home the fourth place trophy! Update: Seattle […]