Pour Decisions to open Nov. 1 in former Dane location

The newest brewery and cidery taproom Pour Decisions is getting ready to open up on Nov. 1 in the location formerly home to The Dane (8000 15th Ave NW). The new venture is a joint collaboration between Everett-based Crucible Brewing and Soundbite Cider. Crucible co-owner Dick Mergens told My Ballard that the inspiration to join forces came from […]

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WA Dept. Labor & Industries investigating Ballard Tool Library accidental death

A 50-year-old woman has died following an accident at the Ballard Tool Library, where she worked as a paid contractor.* Kimberly Lindbergh was the Ballard Tool Library manager, and according to Sustainable Ballard executive director Jenny Heins, it’s believed she sustained a head injury while at the tool library on Oct. 14. Lindbergh passed away […]

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Ballard light rail extension environmental impact statement delayed until early 2022

Sound Transit has delayed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Seattle-Ballard light rail extension from this fall to early 2022. The EIS outlines possible routes and station locations that Sound Transit is considering, collectively known as “alternatives.” Once published, the public will be invited to comment on the EIS and weigh in […]

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4Bs Ballard Grill & Alehouse to reopen under new ownership in December

The 4Bs Ballard Grill & Alehouse is about to be transformed into the 4Bs Tavern under new ownership. Joel Stedman from The Stedman Group recently acquired the 4Bs, located at 4300 Leary Way NW. The Stedman Group owns and operates six other bars/restaurants around Seattle, including the Magnolia Village Pub and Targy’s Tavern in Queen […]

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Carvings and sign to be saved during Pagliacci remodel of old Totem House

The totem poles at the historic Totem House restaurant have been salvaged as it transforms into a new Pagliacci Pizza. The Red Mill Totem House closed in September, and Pagliacci Pizza announced they’d be taking over the location with extensive remodels. The Totem House will take on a brand new form, but certain elements will […]

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Ballard Pool now open after two years of renovation and pandemic closures

After almost two years since it closed for renovations, the Ballard Pool is finally open to the public once again. Seattle Parks and Recreation closed the pool in December 2019 and worked throughout the past year to perform major renovations to the pool, including replacing the concrete pool deck, drains, pool and spay plaster liners, […]

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Vaccine verification for restaurants, gyms, and large outdoor events starts Monday

King County’s vaccine verification mandate goes into effect this coming Monday, Oct. 25., requiring proof of vaccination for entry into a number of indoor establishments including restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters. The proof-of-vaccine requirement also applies to all Seattle community centers, pools, and tennis centers, and to outdoor events with over 500 people. The […]

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Thieves target numerous Ballard businesses in recent spate of break-ins

Update: SPD says that they have some leads related to one of the break-ins, which the Investigations Unit will follow up. They haven’t yet recorded any losses from any of the businesses besides damages to the windows, but say it usually takes time for businesses to identify stolen items and report them. Original: Several more […]

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Thieves steal tip jar, cash register, and a whole pie from Ballard A la Mode Pies

Two different thieves broke into the newly opened A la Mode Pies in Ballard over the weekend, stealing cash and a whole pie from the shop. A la Mode recently took over the former Parfait location in Ballard, just next to the Ballard Library. They’d only been open a few weeks before the break-in. Owner […]

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Facebook takes over Ballard storefront to promote local businesses

In downtown Ballard, a storefront window display has been taken over by Facebook. It’s part of their Good Ideas campaign, which aims to promote small businesses during the holidays. Their takeover of 5443 Ballard Ave is one of three nationwide pop-ups; Facebook has launched similar campains in New York City and Dallas. The Ballard takeover […]

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Seattle Trick or Streets permits back for Halloween

The City of Seattle is allowing residents to close their street to traffic for Halloween with their return of the Trick or Streets permit program. The Trick or Streets program makes it possible for people to apply to close their residential block during the week of Halloween for trick-or-treating and any other “community-building festivities.” The […]

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Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board conducting 2021 election by mail

The Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board election is coming up, and this year, it’s all happening by mail. Every year, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Historic Preservation Program hosts an election to facilitate the selection of Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board members who have been nominated by the community. Ballard Avenue Landmark District is […]

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