Seattle drawbridges are in urgent need of $7.8 million for upkeep

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) have determined that $7.8 million in funding is needed to perform urgent projects to keep the aging Ballard, Fremont, and University District drawbridges in good working order. Seattle’s drawbridges open and close more than 14,000 times a year, leading to a need for constant maintenance on the 100-year-old bridges. […]

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Reuben’s Taproom opens new outdoor patio and re-releases You Are Not Alone

It has been one year since Reuben’s Brews released their You Are Not Alone beer, which raised over $25,000 for hospitality workers impacted by COVID-19. Reuben’s Brews is now re-releasing the special beer to support these workers once again, who are still struggling from the pandemic. Reuben’s Brews has also announced the opening of their […]

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Electrical vehicle charging, Stay Healthy Streets, and greenways discussed at this month’s BDC meeting

The Ballard District Council (BDC) hosted their virtual monthly meeting Wednesday night, March 10th, marking it as the one-year anniversary of virtual BDC meetings since COVID-19. The meeting covered the Electric Vehicle Station proposed by Seattle City Light (SLC) for the Market Street Substation location, the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Stay Healthy Streets program, and […]

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Pedestrian enhancements project on 15th Ave NW in Crown Hill to start this fall

Designs for the Neighborhood Street Fund have been finalized and the construction of various projects—including new pedestrian safety enhancements on 15th Ave NW—is expected to be constructed this year. In Ballard, the plans for the 15th Ave NW and NW 83rd St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements are set to begin this fall. The enhancements will include […]

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Ship Canal’s tunnel boring machine needs a name

Seattle Public Utilities is hosting a naming contest for the massive boring machine being used to dig a wastewater tunnel from Ballard to Wallingford. The German tunnel machine has been under assembly for a few weeks now as part of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, which includes the building of a 2.7-mile underground wastewater […]

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Norwegian Cultural Heritage Day coming up March 20

Later this month, the Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St) will be celebrating Norwegian Cultural Heritage Day with a meatball luncheon and outdoor activities including a self-led scavenger hunt around Ballard. Sons of Norway Lief Erikson Lodge is presenting the Tastes of Norway for the cultural celebration on March 20th. They will be offering […]

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Ballard High student honored in Regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Gavin Bradler, a Ballard High School student, has received the Gold award in the Regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards. The high school senior received the Gold title for the Media & Entertainment segment, presented by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. The Regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards is an educational grant program that honors […]

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Sea lions swarm Ballard’s waterfront

Out front of the popular Ballard waterfront restaurant, Ray’s Boathouse, a large gathering of California sea lions has taken residency of a floating breakwater. About 40 to 50 sea lions have come together in Ballard by Ray’s Boathouse restaurant. There are many factors that have resulted in the seemingly sudden large gathering of marine animals. […]

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Vaccines and COVID response to headline virtual town hall on Wednesday

King County Council is having a virtual town hall on Wednesday, March 3rd to discuss the county’s vaccine distribution, COVID response, and other major issues in the community. The town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 pm to 7:30 pm and will be live-streamed for public viewing here. The council will be answering questions from […]

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Cycle Dogs food truck to take over former No Bones Beach Club location

Popular Seattle food truck Cycle Dogs is setting up a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Ballard at the former No Bones Beach Club (5410 17th Avenue NW) this spring. Cycle Dogs, a vegan food truck, began as a small vegan bike cart in 2015, founded by Keaton and Becky Tucker. The hit food cart quickly became a […]

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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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