Updated: The back of the New Seasons grocery store — along 11th Ave. NW at NW Ballard Way — now features a mural that’s being painted by Seattle artist Jonathan Wakuda Fischer.
Among the Ballard imagery is the Leif Erikson statue, the Ballard Bridge and Bergen Place Park.
New Seasons tells My Ballard they commissioned Wakuda to incorporate local elements from the community, and they’re excited by his unique, Japanese-inspired art. You can see photos and video of Wakuda at work on the mural on his Instagram account.
Meanwhile, New Seasons appears to be getting closer to opening. We peeked inside and the store is equipped with shelves and register counters. New Seasons says they still expect to open this spring, and the mural should be complete by the end of the month.