The Nordic Museum and New Seasons Market aren’t the only new businesses opening in Ballard this month. From a distillery and a cannabis shop to a travel boutique and a Golden Gardens snack shack, May has been big month for new businesses. Here’s our roundup:
HERITAGE DISTILLING: As we previewed back in February, Heritage Distilling has opened at 1836 NW Market St. (above), right next to Ballard Blossom. This is the company’s fifth location in the Northwest — you may recognize Heritage’s popular BSB on store shelves — and the Ballard tasting room offers “an extensive selection of barware, cocktail supplies, memberships, merchandise, customizable gift packs and of course, spirits.” You can even fill up a growler. Hours are 12-8 p.m. on Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday.
DOCKSIDE CANNABIS: With two of the three owners from Frelard, Dockside Cannabis’ third Seattle location is closest to home. The new recreational marijuana dispensary just opened a couple days ago at 4601 NW Leary Way (above), near the Bev Mo and New Seasons. Dockside Cannabis Ballard features “a full range of carefully curated cannabis products,” and co-owner Maria Moses told the My Ballard Group that “awesome specials happening right now.” Hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
ATLAS TRAVEL WEAR: Slated to open on May 26 at 5337 Ballard Ave NW (above), Atlas Travel Wear “aims to dress women for adventure, whatever adventure means to them,” says owner Jeannine Kempees. Named after her dog Atlas — who has been helping get things ready over the last few weeks — the Old Ballard store will feature quality travel apparel, travel bags, accessories and will also showcase local jewelry.
MIRI’S SNACK SHACK: Miri Plowman and her partner Gabe Skoda had their first date at Golden Gardens a few years ago, and now they’ve opened Miri’s Snack Shack in the concession stand area near the bathhouse. The rotating menu includes such things as poffertjes (little yummy Dutch pancakes), kebab sandwiches, chocolate dipped Full Tilt ice cream bars and a fresh fruit piña colada slushie (above). The shack has been open a couple weeks now, as Seattle Magazine reports, they sold out quickly last sunny weekend. They’re currently open Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. with plans to expand to 7 days a week in June.
As always, if you see a new business opening, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photos from each respective company’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.)