The Corner Spot closes after three years in Ballard

The Corner Spot bar at the intersection of NW 56th St and 17th Ave NW in Ballard has permanently closed. The restaurant and bar opened in 2018 after the short-lived Crooked Nail Pub closed its doors. According to Ballard resident Alex, a sign appeared on the Corner Spot’s announcing the closure. Their Facebook page confirms […]

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Station 18 Drinks & Eats opens today in the former Hi-Life building

There’s new life in the former Hi-Life building: Station 18 Drinks & Eats is opening today at 5425 Russell Avenue NW. Co-owner Kate Barrett—who also owns Kate’s Pub in Wallingford—says she and her business partner Erik Nilsen had wanted to open a restaurant and bar together for many years, so they jumped on the opportunity […]

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W Green Lake Way N to reopen to thru traffic in October with new two-way bike lanes

The Keep Moving Street on W Green Lake Way N will be reopening to traffic next month after being closed for over a year. The Seattle Department of Transportation will be making some changes along the roadway to maintain it as a pedestrian- and bike-friendly street. As soon as next week, SDOT will be starting […]

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Seattle Public Schools launches COVID dashboard to track cases by area

You can now keep an eye on COVID-19 cases in Seattle schools thanks to an interactive dashboard. Seattle Public Schools (SPS) launched their COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools around the city. The school district’s Business Intelligence and Health Services teams created the dashboard, which shows confirmed COVID cases among students and staff at […]

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Salmon art installation brings color to Shilshole Ave

A new public art installation has popped up along Shilshole Ave, just across from Cloudburst Brewing. The art is from local muralist Dozfy, known for several local art installations including a mural on the former Ballard Blossom building and the large Stabbert Maritime fence mural behind the National Nordic Museum. He’s now the latest artist […]

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Ballard Playfield to receive new field lighting

The Ballard Playfield is about to get some lighting upgrades. Seattle Parks and Recreation has awarded a construction contract to a local electrical company to replace the lighting at the Ballard Playfield, adjacent to the Ballard Community Center at 2644 NW 60th St. The work to replace the lights started this week and will be […]

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Ballard Smoke Shop to be reopened and preserved under new ownership

One of Ballard’s beloved dive bars is about to be revived: The Ballard Smoke Shop has a new owner, and he’s planning to bring it back from the abyss. Max Genereaux, aka The Reviver, has taken over ownership of the Smoke Shop, which closed this past year. Genereaux is no stranger to revitalizing and maintaining […]

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Wildwood Spirits Co. to open second distillery location in Ballard

Ballard will soon be home to another local distillery: Wildwood Spirits Co. will be opening their second location in the neighborhood early next year. Owners Zoey and Erik Liedholm have lived in Ballard for over a decade and currently operate Wildwood Spirits distillery and tasting room in Bothell. They’ve just signed a lease to bring […]

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Brewery and cidery collaboration Pour Decisions to take over former Dane location

A new brewery/cidery collaboration is moving into the location formerly home to The Dane. The new venture will be called Pour Decisions, a joint collaboration between Everett-based Crucible Brewing and Soundbite Cider. Crucible co-owner Dick Mergens tells My Ballard that the inspiration to join forces came from Bale Breaker Brewing Co. and Yonder Cider, another […]

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Ballard Market to be renamed Town & Country Market

The Ballard Market will soon be rebranded: Its new name will be Town & Country Market. Independent grocer Town & Country Markets owns the Ballard Market, along with five other regional stores. Three other stores go by the name Central Market, with locations in Shoreline, Mill Creek, and Poulsbo. The others include the Bainbridge Town […]

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Another Ballard utility box will be wrapped this fall by a local artist

Another Ballard utility box is about to become beautified by a local artist. Artist Andrew Saeger won the latest utility box beautification contest, in which people voted based on four different designs for the next utility box wrapping. The Ballard Alliance has already wrapped several utility boxes around the neighborhood; the box that Saeger will […]

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