Savour to open on Market St.

A new specialty food store is getting ready to open on Market Street.

Savour is opening in the space that Best Regards left earlier this summer. According to their website, the shop is a “lifestyle boutique for food lovers” and will carry freshly packed foods to-go, packaged gourmet foods, Macrina bakery items, kitchenware, accessories, and gifts. As the shop owner, Holly McLean, wrote in the MyBallard forum, they’re working to find items that will differentiate them from other specialty food stores. “We’ll have a little different twist than the typical specialty food store as we’ll carry a fair amount of home lifestyle products to complement our food and drink,” she writes. They’ve applied for a liquor license to sell beer and wine for on and off premise consumption. “We’ll be soliciting feedback on a daily basis too from our customers, so just let us know if you’d like to see something that’s not on the shelves!” Holly says. The target opening at 2242 NW Market is the first part of November.


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NoraBell
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NoraBell

I'm still a little confused about this place, but I wish them luck.

Dave
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Dave

ugh… another “boutique” shop in Ballard. Ballard doesn't need another “boutique” shop, Ballard needs a shop for a frugal shopper like myself that likes to buy good values. Right now the closest shop like that to downtown Ballard is Trader Joes.

carolmr
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carolmr

YaY for foods to go and Macrina bakery items. Boo for no where to park to run in and buy them.

LBB
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LBB

Sounds like Dish D'Lish

Ballardmom
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Ballardmom

Words like “lifestyle boutique” make me cringe. I wonder if they'll carry pickled herring and lutefisk for me since many of the Scandanavian stores are closing. Ok, I'm not being sarcastic – I really do love those foods and they can be hard to find.

oldebbitt
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oldebbitt

savour looks wonderful! small shops(boutiques)with thoughtful+ personal touches, not to mention a local family-run, neighborhood place can foster an even greater community. wishing the hard working people behind this venture great success!

SPG
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SPG

Fred Meyer!

Ok, in all seriousness what would you put in that kind of space that could meet the rent and cater to the cheapskate, I mean frugal shopper?

eric
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eric

yep, i'm going to keep an open mind but that phrase nearly made mehurl…

NoraBell
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NoraBell

It's not just being cheap. Some of us don't make as much as we used to.

ZephyrV2
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ZephyrV2

I'd ignore the phrases like lifestyle boutique. Focus on the fact that the owners are looking for feedback and requests! They sound like they want this store to be what the neighborhood wants – A smart plan to be successful. So if you want herring or budget items, ask them! If there's enough of a market for it I imagine they'd keep on selling it. If not, then bummer for you. But at least you have the option to try to influence what's on the shelves.

stopthebuzz
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stopthebuzz

If you're correct, they'll go out of business due to the lack of “need” for it. My guess is that they will do just fine.

Is Trader Joes really that far?

What about Sharif's?
http://www.myballard.com/2009/10/13/locks-deli-

savvy girl
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I'll be stopping by on my way to dinner parties for something nice to bring and maybe a little hostess gift! And, most likely, an interesting and affordable bottle of wine that it sounds like I'll be able to taste right there in the shop.

motorrad
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motorrad

Ride your bike or bus it.

JK
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JK

I'm excited for this lifestyle boutique — my current lifestyle has become a little worn, a bit dated. I'm ready for something new! I was thinking: Cali Surfer! Or maybe: Indie Musician!

If my new lifestyle doesn't fit right, though, may I return or exchange?

In all seriousness, I'll stop at this store when downtown, and if they have stuff I want, I'll buy it!

Ballardmom
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Ballardmom

Which phrase? “lifestyle boutique” or “lutefisk”? :)

Ballardmom
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Ballardmom

Good point. The “lifestyle boutique” stuff probably came from the PR firm who swears that the public loves catch phrases like that. Ironic.

Ballardmom
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Ballardmom

Ok here is a request or if anyone knows where to find them. I just came across a recipe for morel mushrooms and I've never tried them before. They are apparently supposed to be “the best tasting mushroom ever”. They don't have them at Ballard Market or QFC. Anyone know where to get them?

SPG
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SPG

I think I've had a real problem finding a spot in Ballard once. Then again, I don't consider walking a block to be a problem, yet people who have no problem parking at the far end of a mall parking lot and hike in will not go in to a shop if they have to park anywhere but right in front.

SPG
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SPG

People who shop in lifestyle boutiques like to hear that term.

Ytoo
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Ytoo

Come spring start looking in the woods. Really they are seldom if ever sold anything but fresh. The only place I have ever seen them sold is at The Market at around $50 a pound.

Ytoo
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Ytoo

It's easier to just ignore the entire business.

cvn66
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cvn66

Morels aren't cheap and you shouldn't forage for them unless you really know what you are doing or are with someone who does. Found and Foraged (I think that is the name) has had them in the past at the Ballard Farmers Market. Fresh can be a challenge to find, but dried morels are pretty easy to come across (most specialty stores carry them and they work as well as fresh). The nice thing about morels is, despite their price, you really don't need a large amount of them.

alex
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alex

Morel's are almost always at the farmers market. Also, try Pike Place and Thriftway. You can also settle for dried morels if need be. Morels are great, but watch the price tag, they don't come cheap.

Ballard Dad
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Ballard Dad

Sweet! Guess what? I live in Ballard and I love specialty food stores. I hope they have truffle salt, Comte, and even pickled herring, but really, you can get that pretty much anywhere. I am very excited to have a place like this opening in our neighborhood. Maybe they'll have some good value items too, but not every place has to cater to the frugal, go to TJ's or get some Cheet-O's at the gas station.

ZephyrV2
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ZephyrV2

I saw that Savour had an ad on MyBallard and decided to click. It takes you to their blog where they commented on this post. Thought you'd be interested inwhat the owners have to say if you haven't seen their blog for yourself.

“Check out the story and the comments! It’s fun to see people’s reactions, some quite strong , and I’ve been looking for the last 2 days for a pickled herring and lutefisk wholesaler!”