A number of businesses west of 24th on Market Street have seen a downturn in business since the Ballard Multimodal Corridor project started, so they’ve formed a coalition and are planning a benefit concert to raise money to help offset the financial hit.
The group of business owners have named themselves the Heart of Ballard, and will hold their benefit concert at 6pm on Sunday, Dec. 1st at the National Nordic Museum. They’ll have food, drinks, curated live music, “high-end” raffle prices from local businesses, and talks from Ballard community organizers.
“Today, facing the sight of torn up streets, few answers from the city, and potentially more than a year of construction remaining our core of a dozen small businesses are at a complete loss,” organizers from the Heart of Ballard write in their Facebook event page.
“We believe that this small act of caring rebellion, of coming together to hold onto and support this core of small businesses is indicative of the Seattle community – it is a move towards caring more, not because we have to, but because when one of us thrives, we all do.”
If you can’t make it to the event but would like to support the group, you can donate to their GoFundMe online fundraiser.