Sea lions swarm Ballard’s waterfront

Out front of the popular Ballard waterfront restaurant, Ray’s Boathouse, a large gathering of California sea lions has taken residency of a floating breakwater. About 40 to 50 sea lions have come together in Ballard by Ray’s Boathouse restaurant. There are many factors that have resulted in the seemingly sudden large gathering of marine animals. […]

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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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Vaccines and COVID response to headline virtual town hall on Wednesday

King County Council is having a virtual town hall on Wednesday, March 3rd to discuss the county’s vaccine distribution, COVID response, and other major issues in the community. The town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 pm to 7:30 pm and will be live-streamed for public viewing here. The council will be answering questions from […]

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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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Cycle Dogs food truck to take over former No Bones Beach Club location

Popular Seattle food truck Cycle Dogs is setting up a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Ballard at the former No Bones Beach Club (5410 17th Avenue NW) this spring. Cycle Dogs, a vegan food truck, began as a small vegan bike cart in 2015, founded by Keaton and Becky Tucker. The hit food cart quickly became a […]

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Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker to join forces in Ballard in former Populuxe location

Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker Brewing Co are coming together to open a joint taproom in Ballard’s Brewery District at 826 NW 49th Street, formerly Populuxe Brewing. The new taproom is set to open this summer and will feature over 20 different taps of locally made beer and cider. “We’ll bring the hops from Yakima, […]

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Former substation on Market Street slated to become an electric vehicle charging site

Seattle City Light is planning to create an electric vehicle charging site at the former Market Street Substation (2826 NW Market St) next to Sloop Tavern and the VFW, and they’re looking for community feedback on the idea. City Light purchased the parcel in 1957, and it was used as a substation for several decades. […]

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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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Stoup Brewing to open second location in Kenmore

Ballard’s Stoup Brewing has announced plans to expand: The homegrown brewery is joining forces with Seaplane Kitchen and Bar to create another brewery outpost in Kenmore sometime between late March and early April. Stoup Brewing has partnered with the owners of Seaplane to turn the restaurant into a second taproom for Stoup, under the new […]

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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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New restaurant Harmony & Grain to pop-up in Gather Kitchen & Bar

The owner of Gather Kitchen & Bar has announced he will be flipping the restaurant to become Harmony & Grain at 5605 22nd Ave NW, inside the Commons at Ballard. They’ll start initially with a pop-up style takeover of Gather for the month of March, trying out their new healthy grain bowl-focused menu. Executive Chef Ryan […]

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