Ballard businesses raise nearly $16k for abortion access and healthcare

A group of Ballard businesses hosted an event this week that raised $15,915 for abortion access and healthcare. Tractor Tavern, the Sunset, and Conor Byrne co-hosted the event, called F*CK TH*S SH*T!, on Monday, Aug. 8. Leigh Bezezekoff from the Tractor Tavern tells My Ballard that a few hundred people gathered for the fundraiser, the […]

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Burglars damage Ballard Post Office overnight

Update: Here’s SPD’s report, posted Thursday at 3:30 p.m.: “SPD detectives are investigating after a group of burglars stole a kiosk, containing nothing of value, from a Ballard post office early Thursday. Around 4:30 AM, police received a report that three men in a pickup truck had used a chain to rip the front door […]

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Sidewalk repair work and new striping continues on NW Market St.

Construction on NW Market St continues this week, with sidewalk repairs and nighttime striping work on the schedule. Last week, crews paved the road at NW Market St and Baker Ave NW and reopened the street and sidewalks. Paving is also completed at the southbound SR-99 on-ramp at N 46th and N Phinney Way. Now, […]

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Live-work and townhome project coming to NW Market St

A new housing development is coming to the corner of 9th Ave NW and NW Market St. Legacy Group Capital and CONE Architecture are partnering on the development of a live-work and townhome project at 848 NW Market St. The new development will include 5 live-work units, a townhome and three surface parking stalls. The […]

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Women’s sports bar Rough & Tumble to open in Ballard this winter

Rough & Tumble, a women’s sports bar, is coming to Old Ballard later this year. Owner Jen Barnes is behind the concept, which she says started brewing in her mind after being unable to find a pub that would play the OL Reign semi-final, which is Seattle’s women’s soccer team. “As a third-generation Seattleite, I […]

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Ballard art gallery Assembly opens coffee shop and gathering space

The Ballard art gallery and event space Assembly has just opened up a coffee shop inside its location at 5507 17th Ave NW. Owner Molly Hawkins opened Assembly in Oct. 2021 as an art events space featuring local artists, taking part in Ballard’s monthly art walk. Now, the space has morphed into much more than […]

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20th Annual Art in the Garden is this weekend

The Art in the Garden Festival is back for its 20th year this Saturday at the Ballard P-Patch. The free yearly event—happening on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8527 25th Ave. NW—features local artists and music in the Ballard P-Patch along with a beer garden, ice cream vendor, and kids’ activities. […]

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Review and comment on Seattle redistricting proposals

Update 8/5: The redistricting commission has created a single draft map of the proposed new district boundaries, as shown below. There is also an interactive version, available here. The public is invited to comment through Nov. 8, 2022 either in person at one of three upcoming public forums, or in writing using the Seattle Redistricting […]

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Reuben’s Brews celebrates 10 years in Ballard with a block party this weekend

One of Ballard’s first microbreweries is getting ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend. Adam and Grace Robbings opened Reuben’s Brews in August 2012 in a small warehouse on 1406 53rd Street NW. In 2015, they opened the Taproom just down the street at 5010 14th Ave NW, and expanded yet again in 2018, opening a brand […]

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Night Out block parties coming to Ballard on Aug. 2

The Night Out event is back this year in Seattle, with block parties planned all over the city including Ballard on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Night Out is a national event promoted by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. The City says it’s designed to “heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite […]

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Sound Transit to conduct further studies and community engagement for Ballard light rail plans

The Ballard light rail plans will remain foggy for several more months it seems. Sound Transit announced yesterday that while they have identified the preferred light rail route and station locations for the West Seattle Link Extension, they want to see further studies and community engagement for the Ballard Link Extension. The Sound Transit Board […]

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