Heather Krause named to the 2021 Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor list

RBC Wealth Management and Krause & Thorpe Wealth Management Team are pleased to announce that Heather Krause was named to the 2021 Forbes/SHOOK Best-In-State Wealth Advisor list. Heather is a Senior Vice President- Financial Advisor and primary member of the Krause & Thorpe Wealth Management Team located in Edmonds. She serves on the Board of […]

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Ray’s Cafe to reopen for dine-in service

Ray’s has announced they plan to reopen Ray’s Cafe for dine-in service starting Wednesday, March 3 after being closed for several months. The cafe will be open with 25% capacity indoors and on their patio, and will also offer takeout service. Lunch and dinner will be available Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 9pm with […]

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Yonder Bar could reopen under new city council legislation designed to support small businesses

In response to significant public outcry following the forced closure of neighborhood garage-based cider shop Yonder Bar, Seattle City Council is considering a bill that would give greater flexibility to small businesses—specifically those operating out of private residences. Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Lorena Gonzales have proposed a bill titled “Bringing Business Home, a Small Business […]

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Heavy snow destroyed Peddler Brewing’s beer garden

Last week’s big winter storms destroyed Peddler Brewing’s beer garden, forcing them to offer to-go sales only while they work on repairs. Peddler’s massive outdoor tent structure collapsed under the heavy snow that fell over Presidents’ Day weekend. According to a post on Facebook, all the tent’s support beams gave out at once, breaking their […]

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Sephora coming to Ballard Blocks 2

A Sephora store appears to be coming to Ballard Blocks 2. According to the Ballard Blocks site plan, the international cosmetics store will be opening a new location in the corner retail space at 14th Ave NW and NW 46th St. Sephora is currently hiring for a number of positions at the soon-to-open Ballard store. […]

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Amazon grocery store may be opening in former Ballard New Seasons

City records show that Amazon is making moves on acquiring the former New Seasons location in Ballard, which shut its doors in late 2019. According to SDCI records, Amazon has applied for electrical permits to make improvements in the now-empty grocery store at 951 NW Ballard Way. There are currently nine Amazon Fresh Grocery stores […]

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Snow hits Seattle just in time for the weekend

Update 3pm: Photos are coming in from all over Ballard as the snow piles up around the neighborhood. A very chilly Salmon Bay Marina is pictured below, photo by Ivan. Here are two from Kali, who says their neighbors were skiing on NW 83rd St. Original: Seattle’s predicted snowstorm has delivered, with most of the […]

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Suspected arson at former Ballard Blossom location

Another fire has caused damage at the former Ballard Blossom location at 1766 NW Market St. The building has been empty since October 2019, when Ballard Blossom moved to NW 85th St. Seattle Fire says they believe the fire was intentionally set yesterday afternoon, and have shared their findings with Seattle Police. Detective Patrick Michaud […]

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Tonight’s Ballard District Council meeting to focus on homelessness in Ballard

Tonight (Feb. 10) is the monthly Ballard District Council meeting, which will be broadcast on the BDC YouTube channel. The meeting will include a discussion with legislators from three different levels of local government. Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle, King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis will be discussing how issues of […]

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Greenwood’s Yonder Bar closing due to neighbor complaint

Update: We’ve received a statement from the City detailing the code violations that are forcing Yonder Bar to close. The violations include unlawful sign placement and off-street parking elimination due to the garage being used as a storefront. The City’s corrections include the following: Restore the required off-street parking space or provide approved alternate off-street […]

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Stay Healthy Streets may pause while SDOT considers funding

The Stay Healthy Streets program in Seattle could be paused if SDOT doesn’t reallocate funding to keep it going. According to the Seattle Bike Blog, the program will be put on hold if SDOT doesn’t get approval to divert funding from the Bicycle Master Plan. Stay Healthy Streets started in May 2020 in response to […]

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