Thanks to a tip in the My Ballard Facebook Group, we reached out to Equal Exchange Coffee to see if they have any plans of reopening after closing their Ballard Market location last year.
And the answer is… yes. They’re planning to open a new cafe next year in the new office building under construction at 15th and Market, just a stone’s throw from Ballard Market.
After 10 years, Equal Exchange closed in January of last year to give Ballard Market room for “more prepared foods and in-market seating.”
Equal Exchange is a co-op that supports small farmers, and it operates other cafes in Boston, Cleveland and Bannockburn, IL. (Thanks, Silver for the tip!)