A story in The Stranger, which profiles “Seattle’s toughest restaurant inspector,” reports that Bento Sushi on 15th and 85th was temporarily shut down in March “for improper food storage, plumbing problems, and improperly sanitized prep areas for raw fish.” The restaurant is back open now. The King County inspector, Bruce McClean, also forced the Azteca […]
Take a quick drive around Ballard and you’ll see plenty of town homes for sale or under construction. These are going up on Market just east of 8th… Same goes for most of Seattle’s neighborhoods. As of April 18, Windermere said there were 552 town homes for sale in Seattle, compared with 1,923 single-family houses, […]
My Ballard reader Silver was on the scene of a nasty traffic accident on 15th and Market this morning. “Dispatch said that the accident appeared to have been caused by a black pickup truck which had left the scene. He later returned and I believe he was taken to the hospital with injuries,” Silver reports. […]
A new pizza place under construction at 12th and Madison on Capitol Hill will incorporate furniture from Sunset Bowl. Pizza Fusion will reuse dining chairs, tables and barstools purchased at the Sunset Bowl auction. It’s is an “environmentally friendly restaurant chain” that focuses on local, reusable materials, and it’s aiming to become the state’s first […]
Ron Olsen, 69, passed away following a traffic accident while visiting his brother in Norway. Since 1959, Olsen had been co-hosting “The Scandinavian Hour,” radio show. He was as Ballard as they come: “He attended Ballard High School, went to dances at Norway Hall and worshipped at the Lutheran Church,” reports the Seattle Times. Memorial […]
If you’re curious about My Ballard and the “Geeky Swedes” who author it (my wife and I), At Large in Ballard blogger and Ballard News-Tribune columnist Peggy Sturdivant has written a great profile piece.
That’s what the Shilshole Blog asked some time ago about that new building under construction along the water next to Ray’s Boathouse, right at the entrance to the Locks. We looked up the land use filing. It says it will be “a 10,544 sq. ft. marine, retail sales and service building including a caretaker unit” […]
The building that houses Val’s Cafe and The Daily Planet antique shop on Phinney Ave. near 60th is slated for demolition, reports the North Seattle Herald-Outlook. “If all of our small businesses go, it’ll just be dullsville,” said Cecile Andrews, the founder of Ecovillage, a neighborhood group dedicated to preserving the small-town feel of Phinney.
King County Metro Transit today announced that bus ridership is up 6 percent for the first three months of this year, exceeding all expectations. “The ridership trends made Metro the fastest growing large bus system in the nation last year,” reads the press release. (Goes to show how badly we need a mass transit system.) […]
My Ballard reader Harry alerts us to this land use filing from Avalon Bay Communities for Sunset Bowl: “Demolish 25,000 sq. ft. bowling alley and construct a 6-story mixed use building including about 230 apartments, 15,000 to 25,000 sq. ft. of retail and parking for 280 cars.” It’s unknown at this point whether the “mixed […]
Right on schedule, the homeless camp known as Tent City 3 packed up and left Ballard’s Our Redeemer’s Church after a two month stay. “Yes, we would welcome them back,” said pastor Steve Grumm.