First look at 229-unit apartment complex planned for NW Market St

The plans for one of NW Market Street’s new apartment monoliths is taking shape, this one going in at 907 NW Market St. According to city records, the latest plans are for a 229-unit, 5-story apartment with no parking proposed. The apartment would replace five single-family homes along NW Market St, and would extend for […]

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Metropolitan Market making moves to take over former Crown Hill Value Village

The now-empty Value Village building at 8350 15th Ave NW in Crown Hill is set to be transformed into a new Metropolitan Market. As the Seattle DJC reports, Metropolitan Market and architect Cushing Terrell have filed plans to renovate the former Value Village and turn it into a new grocery store. Value Village closed in […]

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Vegan donut truck Dough Joy is coming to Ballard

Here’s a little sparkle for your Monday morning: There’s a new queer-owned plant-based donut truck rolling into Ballard next month. Dough Joy is the creation of Christopher Ballard and Sean Willis, Seattle-based vegan-trepreneuers. Willis and Ballard created the Outbound Herbivore brand and self-published magazine of the same name—Seattle’s only vegan magazine. “When we started Outbound […]

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The wait is over: Ballard Locks to reopen to pedestrians April 28

It’s been over a year since the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks pedestrian bridges closed to the public, but soon, that closure will lift. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have announced they plan to reopen both the visitor center and pedestrian bridges this month. The first floor of the visitor center will open April […]

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Matador to relocate to former Ballard Annex location later this month

After almost two decades at the corner of Ballard Ave and NW Market St, one of Ballard’s staples The Matador is making moves just around the corner to a new home at 5410 Ballard Ave. The new location is the former Ballard Annex Oyster House, from the same owners as Matador: Zak Melang and Nathan […]

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Ballard’s tunnel boring machine gets a new name: MudHoney

After compiling the votes, Seattle Public Utilities has announced the winning name for the tunnel boring machine in Ballard: MudHoney, in honor of one of Seattle’s most iconic bands. Over 35,000 votes were cast in the contest to name the tunnel boring machine that will be used for digging a wastewater storage tunnel to reduce […]

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Are you a PCC Member? Meet Donna and Laurae, frontline workers running for PCC Board

PCC’s customers and workers are like family, and PCC stores are essential parts of our communities.  But after PCC’s CEO opposed pandemic hazard pay, PCC frontline workers Donna Rasumussen and Laurae McIntire decided to run for election to the co-op’s board. They want to make sure they and their co-workers have a voice.  Because they […]

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Crown Hill Hardware demolished to make way for new apartments

The empty Crown Hill Hardware is officially no more: Crews took the wrecking ball to the former store on Tuesday morning to make way for a new apartment building construction. Crown Hill Hardware, which was open for over a century but closed in 2017, has remained empty since they shut their doors. The current plans […]

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As in-person learning returns, SDOT designates new ‘School Streets’ block closures

Today, students in kindergarten through 5th grade are returning to in-person learning, and SDOT is launching several street closures near some elementary schools. In order to support schools that have requested limitations to vehicles driving around school entrances, SDOT has designated new School Streets that will be similar to Stay Healthy Streets and will provide more space for social […]

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Women from Ballard Brewery District collaborate to support Pink Boots Society

Several of Ballard’s local breweries have joined forces to create a collaboration beer in honor of the Pink Boots Society and International Women’s Day. This will be the second annual release of the (You Should) Smile More IPA, a collaboration between 11 Ballard breweries. The yearly Pink Boots beer is made to amplify the role […]

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