My Ballard tipster Silver heard the call on the scanner Wednesday night and dropped us a note about an Amtrak train who hit and killed a man on the tracks up at Carkeek Park. Sure enough, police say the victim is a young man around the age of 27. “I am so glad I don’t […]
A glimpse of the Olympics this morning convinced me to cycle out of my way to check out the view at Sunset Hill Park. (OK, don’t give me grief about the low quality, what can you expect from a 2mp camera phone?) Such untarnished beauty is always a pure moment of Zen. Then I turned […]
Demolition in progress just east of 8th Ave. on Market. If I remember right, the land use sign (which is turned around right now) explains that they’ll be building new single-family homes on the lot.
After airing the special on the Ballard Denny’s on Friday, KCTS posted an unofficial web poll asking folks if the Denny’s should be saved. As of this writing, 54% say tear it down for condos and 41% want to save it. The final results will be broadcast on this Friday’s KCTS Connects.
We’re a little behind on this bit of news, but Ballard’s highly-acclaimed French restaurant Le Gourmand has reopened after remodeling its dining room. Never been? Writes Tammy in Yelp, “Come with a full wallet and four or five hours to spare and you will be a very happy camper. Who knew such a great place […]
There will be a community meeting tonight (Monday) at 7 at the Abraxus Bookstore (old Ballard Library building, 5711 24th Ave.) for folks interested in saving the Denny’s from the wrecking ball. A poster promoting the meeting on the outside of the Denny’s building.
Judy asked in comments a couple days ago about Mike’s Chili Parlor, which sits on the Northwest corner of that big development on 46th St. — the same development that’s swallowing up Edith Macefield’s home. Mike’s isn’t going anywhere (in fact, they weren’t even contacted by the developer), but it’s interesting to watch the new […]
Just saw this on Craigslist, posted on Thursday night: “I was merging onto the Ballard Bridge and had to stop on the on-ramp due to an on-coming bus. Someone hit me from behind and did not follow me to inspect the damage once I was able to get off the bridge. My car is a […]
What appeared to be nearly a thousand people packed into Salmon Bay Elementary, where many Ballard Democrats caucused on Saturday. They packed the halls. And even the stairways. In fact, there were groups of 50-100 people spread all over the school. I only heard unofficial counts as I moved from group to group, but in […]