Valentina’s Mexican Cafe opens softly in Ballard 

A new Mexican coffee shop, Valentina’s Cafe, has opened on Leary in the former Caffe Fiore location. The new coffee shop, part of the Asadero family, is currently in a soft opening process offering organic coffee and pastries. While the official opening is due in a month, the soft opening process is serving to train […]

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Ballard Student Maker Market returns to former Ballard Blossom building this weekend

The Ballard Student Maker Market, featuring UW and Green River College startup teams and several local businesses, is returning this Sunday.  Professor Daniel Sedlacek started the market as a space for the community of Ballard to see and support Seattle-based students and the products they’re trying to create. “Entrepreneurship is a subject I teach to […]

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National Nordic Museum’s new exhibition features Nordic artists at the turn of the 20th century

The National Nordic Museum has a new exhibit titled From Dawn to Dusk: Nordic Art from Sweden’s Nationalmuseum, a collection of paintings by Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish artists part of Nationalmuseum in the Stockholm, Sweden, collection.  “We began developing relationships with the national museums in the Nordic countries in preparation for our new space. We […]

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Movie filmed in Ballard to hit selected theaters March 13

A locally filmed movie, The Woman, is coming to theaters and streaming platforms next month. Rose Kreider directed, wrote, and produced The Woman, which is a Seattle-based mystery thriller that will premier on March 13. The Woman tells the story of Noah, a University of Washington student, who was kidnapped at eight months old and […]

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Black Coffee Northwest softly opens in Ballard

After announcing plans to open a second location in the heart of Ballard, Black Coffee Northwest has started offering limited hours as part of their soft opening. Black Coffee Northwest moved into 1713 NW Market St, the space formerly home to The Junk Drawer, which closed in May 2021. Black Coffee Northwest also operates at […]

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Ballard Historical Society uncovers stories of early Ballard

Ballard Historical Society will host a virtual event on February 17 to launch an interactive map uncovering stories of early Ballard, the product of three years of work from a King County 4Culture grant. In 2019 the Ballard Historical Society received a grant from 4Culture to digitize oral histories from 1988, collected before its centennial […]

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Heron Habitat Helpers to host open house event in search of new volunteers 

Heron Habitat Helpers is hosting an open house this weekend to recruit new volunteers who can help monitor the resident heron population at Commodore Park.  The open house will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Commodore Park (3330 W Commodore Way).  Created in 2001, the project educates the […]

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Californian aesthetician opens Lucid Aesthetix in Ballard

Beauty, cosmetic, and personal care specialist Merrick Gallegos has opened new business, Lucid Aesthetix, in Ballard. Gallegos brings her five years of experience in lashes, eyebrow, and skincare services to​​ her new space located at 5309 22nd Ave NW Suite B, formerly home to Eco Collective, and directly under Sawyer restaurant and right next to […]

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Ballard’s Tool Library to host its first tool sale after closing temporarily last fall

Sustainable Ballard’s Tool Library is hosting its first tool sale of the year since closing last fall.  The tool sale is the library’s first event since the tragic and sudden loss of the former manager of the project. Since then, Sustainable Ballard has hired a new manager and plans to reopen in February.  “We’re trying […]

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Seattle’s first combined barber and bottle shop opens in Phinney Ridge 

The first enterprise in Seattle combining barber services with complimentary beverages and a well-curated bottle shop, The Bottle and the Barber, opened on Phinney Ridge on Jan 3rd.  Matching his love for craft beer and his five years of experience as a barber,  founder Cameron Dean decided to bring this unique concept to the neighborhood. […]

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Ballard High graduate releases his first major feature film, “Borrego”

A Ballard High graduate has made it to the big screen with his first major feature film set to hit theaters this weekend. Filmmaker, Seattle native, and former BHS student Jesse Harris’s first major feature film, starring Lucy Hale, will be available in theaters today, Friday, Jan. 14.  Harris’s passion for cinema started at an […]

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