Reuben’s Brews celebrates 10 years in Ballard

One of the longest-standing Ballard breweries, Reuben’s Brews, is celebrating 10 years in business with a new collaboration series. Reuben’s started as micro as it gets, with co-founder Adam Robbings practicing his homebrewing techniques for three years before opening his first location in 2012 in a narrow industrial garage space at 1406 NW 53rd St. […]

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COVID surge hits Seattle Schools following winter break

Cases of COVID-19 in Seattle Public Schools have hit an all-time high since the winter break, with several schools going back to remote learning or closing temporarily. SPS recorded a record 704 cases across the city in the first week of 2022. In Northwest Seattle, there are currently 177* cases; Ballard High School has 19* […]

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Café streets could be in place for another year

The café street and outdoor dining program could be extended for another year. Councilmember Dan Strauss has introduced legislation to extend the free café street and outdoor dining permits through Jan. 31, 2023. The program allows restaurants and retail stores to utilize the streets in front of their businesses for outdoor dining and displays and […]

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Lighting and field upgrades coming to Ballard Playfield, Ingraham High, and Whitman Middle School

Several local parks and school playfields are getting new lights in the coming months. Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) are making several upgrades at parks and schools across the city this year, with synthetic playfields, new playfield lights, and ADA improvements in the works. Work in northwest Seattle includes playfield light […]

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First look at St. Lukes Episcopal Church affordable housing project

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be redeveloping its property at 5710 22nd Ave NW to create two eight-story buildings with 292 total apartment units. The project—a joint partnership with Heartland LLC, Bridge Housing, and Security Properties—will include 80 affordable housing units and over 200 market-rate apartment homes. The two buildings will be integrated but separate, […]

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Former Market Arms corner building to become a 188-unit apartment complex

There are plans in the works to turn the former Market Arms corner property (2401 NW Market St) into a large apartment building. The owners, Deal Investments, filed a land use pre-application in November to develop a 190,570 square-foot mixed-use building with 4,525 sq. ft. of retail, 188 residential units, 6,300 sq. ft. of common […]

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Ballard Mini Storage sells for $7 million

The Ballard Mini Storage facility at 4714 Ballard Ave NW has sold for $7 million. The seller, SP Storage LLC and partners, acquired the building in 1989 for just over $1.5 million, the Seattle DJC reports. According to King County records, the purchaser is listed as 4722 Ballard Avenue NW LLC and is Delaware-based. The […]

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Ballard ArtWalk returns this Saturday

The Second Saturday Ballard ArtWalk is returning this weekend, happening around the neighborhood on Saturday, Jan. 8. The in-person art walk will be happening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in a handful of Ballard businesses, organized by the Ballard Alliance. The Alliance says that local businesses and artists are “producing a safe and engaging […]

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Buses and solid waste collection return to normal today

After a week of reduced bus service and canceled solid waste collection due to the snow and ice, things are creeping back to normal today. King County Metro deactivated the Emergency Snow Network early Sunday morning after a week of reduced service. Most Metro bus routes will be back in service where road conditions allow, […]

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Metro buses are free today for New Year’s Eve

King County transit services are free all day today for New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s offer extends to all rides on King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, and Seattle Streetcars. King County Metro will be operating on a Sunday schedule and on Emergency Snow Network routes only. Rides are fare-free from […]

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Ballard COVID testing site to close due to short staffing

UW Medicine’s COVID-19 testing site in Ballard at 5415 Ballard Ave NW and two other sites will close on Tuesday due to short staffing and an abundance of positive cases. Along with staffing issues, the Ballard, Seattle City Hall, and Lake Sammamish State Park sites will close due to high positivity rates which are slowing […]

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