Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker to join forces in Ballard in former Populuxe location

Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker Brewing Co are coming together to open a joint taproom in Ballard’s Brewery District at 826 NW 49th Street, formerly Populuxe Brewing. The new taproom is set to open this summer and will feature over 20 different taps of locally made beer and cider. “We’ll bring the hops from Yakima, […]

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Former substation on Market Street slated to become an electric vehicle charging site

Seattle City Light is planning to create an electric vehicle charging site at the former Market Street Substation (2826 NW Market St) next to Sloop Tavern and the VFW, and they’re looking for community feedback on the idea. City Light purchased the parcel in 1957, and it was used as a substation for several decades. […]

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Stoup Brewing to open second location in Kenmore

Ballard’s Stoup Brewing has announced plans to expand: The homegrown brewery is joining forces with Seaplane Kitchen and Bar to create another brewery outpost in Kenmore sometime between late March and early April. Stoup Brewing has partnered with the owners of Seaplane to turn the restaurant into a second taproom for Stoup, under the new […]

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New restaurant Harmony & Grain to pop-up in Gather Kitchen & Bar

The owner of Gather Kitchen & Bar has announced he will be flipping the restaurant to become Harmony & Grain at 5605 22nd Ave NW, inside the Commons at Ballard. They’ll start initially with a pop-up style takeover of Gather for the month of March, trying out their new healthy grain bowl-focused menu. Executive Chef Ryan […]

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Ballard Blocks 2 property to come off contaminated sites list

The Department of Ecology is proposing to remove property in Ballard off of Washington’s list of contaminated sites. The Ballard site, known as Block at Ballard II, has met state cleanup standards for commercial redevelopment the past few years. The current owner of the site has removed contaminated soil, wood waste, and an abandoned heating […]

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National Nordic Museum will reopen on Thursday

Ballard’s National Nordic Museum is reopening this Thursday, February 18th. The Museum will be operating at a limited capacity and under new hours, 10 am – 5 pm Thursday to Sunday. The Museum is opening to the public, but in following COVID-19 safety regulations, timed tickets are still required to enter the museum. (You can […]

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Ballard-based Rad Power Bikes going global with e-bike expansion

Ballard’s Rad Power Bikes has raised about $150 million in investor funds and plans to globally expand this year. The electric bike brand was founded in Ballard in 2015 and has been growing since, especially in the last 12 months. 2020 was a big year for the e-bike industry and the locally based Rad Power […]

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Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2021

Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood Matching Fund has announced its funding programs for this year. The Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund are the two funds that will support projects that work towards building stronger communities in the city. This year, there will be a larger emphasis on these projects being led by […]

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Ballard District Council meeting recap on homelessness, addiction, and mental illness in the district

The Ballard District Council (BDC) met last night, Wednesday, February 10th, to discuss how local government is responding to the issues of homelessness, mental illness, and drug addiction in the area. Four panelists joined the council meeting for the discussion, Senator Reuven Carlyle, Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4 Rep.), Andrew Lewis (District 7 Rep.), and Dan […]

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Home decor store Woodland Mod to open in former Camelion Design space

A new home decor and design store is opening at 5330 Ballard Ave, the space previously home to Camelion Design. Woodland Mod, owned and soon to be operated by local resident Jaimie McCausland, is planning to open its doors this April. McCausland is keeping the essence of Camelion Design, as she plans to appeal to […]

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Fremont Brewing co-owner Sara Nelson running for Seattle City Council

Sara Nelson, co-owner of Fremont Brewing, has announced she is running again for Seattle City Council. Nelson is aiming to fill Council President Lorena González’s seat, Position 9 on the council. González has already declared her candidacy for mayor of Seattle, leaving her seat up for election. Nelson first ran for City Council in 2017 […]

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The Micro Venue now offering a haven for pandemic weddings in Ballard

A new event space has opened in the Ballard area on 1417 NW 54th St. The Micro Venue has launched its “micro wedding” studio space in Ballard. The pandemic has changed just about everything this past year or so, especially the ways in which people gather (and celebrate!). But, The Micro Venue to hoping to […]

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