A hodgepodge of Ballard news to share from our inbox…
– BALLARD COMMONS: The Seattle PI published a story about Seattle Police handing out $500 trespassing tickets to campers at Ballard Commons Park last month. We talked with Will Lemke with the city, and he confirmed the tickets were handed out by officers — and that they’re unenforceable. The city’s “navigation team” is working to notify those who received the tickets that they will not have to pay the fines.
– NICKELSVILLE: Lemke also tells us there’s no new information on when Ballard Nickelsville will make the move to Northlake, which has been delayed from the target date of mid-December. “But we will have news to share shortly,” he said.
– SALMON BAY ASSAULT: Speaking of non-updates, SPD says there’s no new info in the Salmon Bay Park assault case. We know there’s a lot of interest in the case, and we’ll keep checking.
– LOYAL HEIGHTS PLAY AREA: The final community meeting for the Loyal Heights Play Area renovation project is on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Loyal Heights Community Center. Parents are encouraged to bring their children.
– OCEAN BEAUTY SEAFOODS: We did a story earlier this week about Keyport moving out of Ballard, and KIRO 7 spoke with Ocean Beauty Seafoods, another Ballard seafood company that’s moving most its operation out of the neighborhood. They made the announcement last year.
– JOLI HIRE: The 65th St. restaurant and bar Joli has hired the highly-regarded bar manager, Robert Rowland, who worked for a decade crafting cocktails at Oliver’s Twist.
– NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING FUND: One of the best ways to fund neighborhood improvements, the Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund is holding a workshop on Wednesday, January 31, at 6 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N.
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