Ballard Station to serve its last drink this Thursday

The Ballard Station will close its doors permanently this week to make way for the construction of a new 238-unit apartment building planned for the northeast corner of 24th Ave NW and NW Market St. Ballard Station co-owner Jesse Young tells My Ballard that he’s “truly sad” to lose the amazing location, but that it’s been the […]

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Back-to-school ‘Beer-B-Que’ fundraiser at Stoup to benefit Treehouse for Kids

This weekend, Stoup Brewing will host a fundraising event for Treehouse for Kids. The Back to School Beer-B-Que will be on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. and feature a raffle in which all proceeds will go to the Treehouse for Kids. Raffle prizes include three Stoup swag packs valued at $150 each. […]

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Rats in your house? King County wants to hear about it

If you’ve been in Seattle for long enough, you probably have a rat story. Ballard is no exception. Heck, there’s even a “Rats of Ballard” Instagram account. Seattle has historically been one of the most rat-infested cities in America: CBS ranks it 11th in the nation. View this post on Instagram A post shared by […]

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Officers arrest suspect in connection to three recent Ballard bank robberies

King County prosecutors have charged a Seattle man for three recent bank robberies in Ballard. Seattle Police located and arrested suspect Bruce Baker last week after he stole from Bank of America and two different Wells Fargo banks. Prosecutors charged Baker with three felony counts of robbery in the first degree. The robberies all took […]

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Sonic Boom Records to celebrate 25 years next weekend

Ballard music landmark Sonic Boom Records (2209 NW Market St) is celebrating its 25th anniversary next weekend with a music festival at the Tractor Tavern. The 25 Year Anniversary Parties will be on Sept. 2 and 3 with two nights of music. The second night of festivities will be headlined by the Death Valley Girls. […]

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Stabbing victim identified as owner of Ballard nail salon Sapphire Spa

The woman who was stabbed to death by her husband last week was 34-year-old Hao “Helen” Tong, the owner of Sapphire Spa  (7016 15th Ave NW) in Ballard. Tong’s husband has been identified as 41-year-old Terence Chan. Police arrested Chan shortly after the incident last Thursday night (Aug. 18) at the salon after he texted […]

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Weigh in on Ballard Ave street improvements

The City is asking residents to share feedback on the new street improvements on Ballard Ave. In early August, SDOT completed interim street improvements on Ballard Ave between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW. Their goal, the department says, is to “make Ballard Ave more people-friendly and improve access to local businesses by creating […]

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Officers arrest man for fatally stabbing wife in Ballard apartment

Seattle Police arrested a man late on Thursday night after he fatally stabbed his wife in Ballard. The incident happened at an apartment complex on the 7000 block of 15th Ave NW, where police responded to a domestic violence assault report just before 10 p.m. Police say they found a deceased woman at the scene […]

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