Here’s what a sunny Wednesday morning looks like at Edith Macefield’s house: Oh wait, here’s her house: What rounds out this cheery picture is the ear-piercing yammering of a jackhammer somewhere inside the five-story building being constructed around her house. You’ll remember she turned down $1 million to move.
A sign at Salmon Bay Park tells the story: “Lost Trumpet! In old brown case. Great sentimental value! Reward offered! Call 526-5595.” Calling the number, Matt says his 10-year-old son lost it about a month ago. They tried local pawn shops and music shops, but had no luck, so now signs are going up. Matt […]
A construction crew is installing the tower crane today at Ballard on the Park. When they’re done around 6 p.m., it’ll be 240 feet tall. By comparison, the NoMa condos across the street at 57th and 24th are 65 feet tall.
See more photos of the crane assembly below, updated with final photo…
Good story in the Seattle Times makes an attempt at explaining our current real estate market: sales are way down but prices have been holding somewhat steady in “Seattle’s most sought-after neighborhoods.” Here in Ballard, there are 82% more homes on the market over last year, sales are down 18%, but home prices are off […]
Congratulations to all the winners of the weekend’s Blakeley Rock Benefit Regatta, which raised money for the Ballard Food Bank. Our pal KJ and his crew won the 3 NFS (no-flying sails) division. Way to go! The Ballard Cup is in two weeks. If you want to get out there but don’t have a boat, […]
Last month, the aerospace company University Swaging said it was moving out of Ballard. Now there’s word that Ballard Brass & Aluminum is leaving the neighborhood, too. “Ballard has gotten so expensive for manufacturing that we had to leave,” said VP Mark Morel. The company has been paying $1 a square foot to lease its […]
Signs posted on the fence at the Ballard on the Park construction site say a crane is going to be delivered Tuesday. The base can already be seen inside the construction pit which appears to be about 30 feet deep. The delivery and assembly is going to mean restricted parking and access on NW 58th Street between 24th […]
Tomorrow (Saturday) is the big Blakely Rock Benefit Regatta hosted by Sloop Tavern Yacht Club. Nearly 80 sailboats will compete in the annual fundraiser. Despite the name, the regatta does not benefit the rock near Bainbridge Island — this year the Ballard Food Bank is the beneficiary. The course is 13.5 miles and the rules […]
You could certainly argue that Ballard and Fremont offer up Seattle’s best live music scene. And for that reason, we’re going to start posting a music calendar every week. If you have recommendations, please leave ’em in comments below. Tractor Tavern Friday: Billy Joe & the Dusty 45s (pictured), North Twin, Kristen Ward Saturday: The […]
New restaurants get a lot of attention, but what about older, um, “seasoned” restaurants? That’s the idea behind a promotion running this month for a handful of Seattle restaurants, including Lombardi’s here in Ballard. On Sunday-Tuesday, you can order 2 courses for $25 bucks — your choice of an appetizer and entrée or entrée and […]
The Aleutian Ballad, the ship featured in the Discovery Channel show “The Deadliest Catch” is welcoming visitors today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 107-foot former Bering Sea crabber is stopping at Shilshole Bay Marina on her way to Ketchikan. Once in Alaska the crew will start taking passengers on an educational reality […]