Souvenir on Ballard Ave is closing

Early next month, Souvenir at 5325 Ballard Ave. N.W. will close.

The eclectic little shop with no signage is closing on February 6th after a decade on the now-popular street. Curtis Steiner tells Seattle Met that the landlord is closing the shop to make way for an elevator. The landlord wants easier access to the upstairs to renovate the space into condos, Seattle Met is reporting.

The last day is Superbowl Sunday and Steiner tells Seattle Met that his annual garage sale after the game will be “bigger and better than ever.”

You can read more about Souvenir and Steiner’s plans here.

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Grubby Ballard
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Grubby Ballard

THis makes me angry, no yuppies to blame, only an elevator.

CaffinatorX
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CaffinatorX

how sad! Souvenier is a great shop — exactly the kind of thing that makes old ballard ave interesting still, even with the new buildings. I suppose these new condos will go like gangbusters, like all the other condos that… wait a minute…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

%*&^&*%$#@!!!!

Silver
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Silver

Such a loss. Steiner is a genius!

Anon
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Anon

You can blame the glut of condos going up in Ballard on yuppies, which would in turn prompt owners of buildings to convert them into yet more condos.

Maggieequalsfun
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Maggieequalsfun

An elevator? Awesome! I’m sooooo excited…

KS
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KS

I love his shop … so beautiful. One of my favorite shops of all time. I have bought many a card, a number of pieces of his jewelry and christmas ornaments from him over the years. He is a genius (see his 1000 blocks) and will be greatly missed. I hope he lands elsewhere in Ballard.

Who is the landlord? I’d like to give him/her a piece of my mind. Don’t 5325 and 5327 share the same building? It was well publicized that Madame K’s had landlord problems. Maybe the landlord should have considered putting an entrance and elevator shaft in the (now) empty Madame K’s space rather than leasing that space again immediately and evicting Curtis Steiner …

It feels like this is more about more than an elevator. It was well publicized that the landlord had a turbulent relationship with Madame K’s.

Bobl
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Bobl

Ballard blows