This guy says he’s been trying to play at The Tractor Tavern for the last two and a half years, but they won’t book him. So now he’s taking a new approach, according to this Craigslist posting: he’ll pay any band that’s booked at The Tractor to bring him on as the opening act.
The city’s biggest car show took over Greenwood today. Thousands of people enjoyed the sizzling heat to check out 500 sparkling cars that lined Greenwood Ave. for nearly a mile. I’m not a car guy, but I appreciate a good muscle car, like this 1969 Plymouth Fury. But as the sign in the window jokingly […]
For the third straight year, SPD officers at the north precinct held a neighborhood picnic. The precinct includes Ballard, Phinney, Greenwood and Fremont, so we decided to stop by and take a few photos. Officers were on hand to answer questions and offer a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement. There was live music, hot dogs, […]
Benaroya Companies has not distributed their current design for the 15th and Market development because it has yet to be approved, but late last year Rhapsody Partners — the developers for the Denny’s site — proposed this design to the Northwest Design Review Board: Called “Market Street Landing,” it’s a mixture of condos and retail, […]
– The Greenwood Car Show is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Greenwood Avenue from 72nd Street to 90th Street. – Seattle Police hosts “Picnic at the Precinct” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Meet your local officers and tour the facility. There’s also music, dancing and food. At the North Precinct, 10049 College Way North. […]
Just a heads-up that SDOT crews plan to close the northbound right-hand lane on the Ballard Bridge tonight (Friday) at 9 p.m. It will reopen tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. The sidewalk on the east side of the bridge will also be closed.
The Fremont Outdoor Movies series begins Saturday night with “Superbad” and continues to September 13th. There’s pre-show entertainment from Wing-It Productions and plenty of popcorn and other snacks from local vendors. Some of the movies on the schedule include Juno, Cloverfield, Ghostbusters and an Inconvenient Truth. The outdoor theater is in the parking lot at […]
Last month, we asked for ideas to create a MyBallard.com T-shirt, and we received over 100 submissions. Now, after a horribly unscientific process (a bottle of Chardonnay was involved), we’ve narrowed them down to 9 options (we added some, too.) In each case — except for “Remember Edith” — we’ll display MyBallard.com in smaller letters […]
Quite the scene this morning on Phinney Ridge when this black Toyota Corolla jumped the curb, knocked over a street sign and ended up in someone’s yard. It happened at 10:30 a.m. on Fremont Ave. N. near 67th St. A neighbor said she heard several loud crashes like the Corolla had hit several cars on […]
Called the “granddaddy” of Seattle collector car shows, the annual Greenwood Car Show is this Saturday. Last year, 20,000 people jammed Greenwood Ave. from 70th to 87th St. for the big event. While the vintage and muscle cars always draw a crowd, this year a showcase of alternative fuel cars — from electric to biodiesel […]
Now that the Denny’s has been demolished, Benaroya Companies will dismiss its lawsuit against the city’s Landmarks Board, reports Crosscut’s Knute Berger. No surprise there. Meanwhile, a Seattle PI reporter standing in front of the demolished Denny’s says she “couldn’t find one happy passerby,” and she discovered this plastic bag attached to the fence. Her […]
Ballard XPress is reinventing itself. As of July 1, the business is moving from its current location on 20th Ave. near Market to the other side of 15th Ave. They’re also changing the name from Ballard XPress to Ballard Printing. No word on what will replace them on 20th. (Thanks for the tip, Sarah!)