Brimmer & Heeltap opens new coffee shop called Red Arrow Coffee

The owner of Brimmer & Heeltap has expanded her offerings, opening a coffee shop in the restaurant’s garden space. It’s called Red Arrow Coffee, named from the discovery of an old photo of the grocery store that once occupied the corner building (425 NW Market St). The grocery store had a Red Arrow sign above […]

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Ballard Food Bank breaks ground on new location

The Ballard Food Bank will soon have a new home: construction started yesterday on their future permanent location at 1400 NW Leary Way. The new 11,000-square-foot food bank and Community Resource Hub is expected to be completed by fall of 2021. Along with an expanded grocery section, they’ll have a cafe, garden, and service waiting […]

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7-story apartment headed to final design review

A new 7-story apartment building is being planned for the corner of 20th Ave NW and NW 57th St, replacing two old houses and a building that contains a law firm and the Consulate General of Iceland. The plans call for 75 units and some parking—the most recent project permit detailed 44 parking spaces. The […]

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Power outage in central Ballard affecting 342 residences and businesses

A blown transformer has cut power to 342 residences in central Ballard just south of NW 65th St between 15th Ave NW and 24th Ave NW. The outage was reported at 11:15am; Seattle City Light expects power to be restored by 3pm. You can keep track of current outages on Seattle City Light’s outage map.

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Burglars target Sip and Ship, steal packages

Another local business was the target of thieves this past week: the Ballard Sip and Ship was broken into and several packages were stolen. Owner Diana Naramore tells My Ballard that the break-in was “clearly premeditated”, saying the burglars wore backpacks to fill up with packages. They reportedly brought their own ladder to break the […]

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Stay Healthy Blocks permits now available throughout Seattle

The City is now allowing for residential block closures as an off-shoot of the Stay Healthy Streets program. They’re calling it Stay Healthy Blocks, which allows for community groups to temporarily close entire blocks to thru-traffic for increased access to outdoor recreation space. The permits will be made available to community organizations and nonprofits, and […]

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Seattle Pilates Collective loses $5k worth of merchandise and electronics after break-in

A Ballard pilates studio was broken into over the weekend, losing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and electronics. On Friday morning, Seattle Pilates Collective co-owner Nathalia arrived at their studio at the corner of 20th Ave NW and NW 56th St to find they had no running water. Nathalia called her California-based landlords to […]

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Saying goodbye to our comment section

After a decade of managing comments on My Ballard, it’s time to bid the comment section adieu: we’ve turned off commenting on our stories. While we welcome discussion about the topics on My Ballard, the comment section has become a place of heightened negativity and conflict. The comments have been detracting from the sense of […]

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New bottle shop opens in Anchored Ship on Ballard Ave

The Anchored Ship Cafe on Ballard Ave has expanded to include a bottle shop selling natural wines. After nine years of running Anchored Ship, owner Sheila Mulvihill tells My Ballard she decided to broaden her business scope to include wines, partly because of COVID-19. She’s not offering indoor seating for a while, which allowed her […]

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Crown Hill Art Walk coming in early October

If you’re missing the monthly art walk around downtown Ballard, this one’s for you: a group of artists in Crown Hill will be hosting an open-air art walk around the neighborhood on Oct. 4. The Crown Hill Art Walk will be an opportunity for residents to connect with artists, neighbors, and creators in front yards, […]

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Renovations coming to Salmon Bay Park playground

The City is planning some renovations to the play area at Salmon Bay Park, and they’re asking for community input. Seattle Parks and Recreation has launched an online survey to gather info about how residents use the park, what’s valued about the play area, and how it might be improved. The parks department says they […]

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Lime launches e-scooters in Seattle today

Get ready for a Seattle e-scooter takeover: Lime launched its e-scooter fleet early this morning at their warehouse in Ballard. Seattle recently approved the introduction of shared e-scooters, and gave the green light for a total of 1,500 scooters to be unleashed across the city. Three vendors are approved for the pilot program: along with […]

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