The old Denny’s restaurant on 15th and Market has been boarded up for months as a battle heats up over whether it’s a Seattle landmark. On January 2nd, the Landmark Preservation Board will hold a nomination hearing, and a decision could follow within a matter of weeks. If it doesn’t qualify for landmark status, it […]
Ballard and Kenmore were the first two neighborhoods in the Seattle area to offer biodiesel pumping stations. And now the same company, Propel Biofuels, plans to open a “flagship” station at Westlake and Valley Street in South Lake Union. Ballard’s station opened in October at Bernie’s Automotive on Leary. And by the way, we just […]
To all you Scandanavians out there, Happy Lucia Day — a day to remember St. Lucia (also known as St. Lucy), the Queen of Lights. For generations Swedes have honored the young Christian martyr who legend says lived a very rough life. Today, Swedish communities each have a Lucia Bride to represent the saint. The […]
According to Yelp, it’s Cafe Besalu, of course. “I honestly think that Besalu serves the best pastries in the world,” gushes one reviewer. “You feel like you’ve been swept away to a Parisian bakery,” writes another. “They are the nicest people in the city possibly,” says a third. Mmmm, I feel a craving for a […]
This Friday, the annual Christmas Ship pulls up to Golden Gardens to spread its holiday cheer from 9:05 to 9:25 p.m. Of course, getting to the park is still a bit of a pain with that washout on Golden Gardens Drive, just west of View Ave.
I hit one of those potholes on 14th the other day and thought the transmission dropped out of my Saab. Well, not quite that bad, but it woke me up. Tomas Krynsky asked the SeattlePI why the Seattle transportation folks haven’t patched it up. “(It) would certainly benefit from rehabilitation,” admits Charles Bookman, Seattle’s street […]
The now-closed QFC store on 24th Ave. will be demolished later this month, reports the Ballard News-Tribune. An eight-story apartment building called “Ballard on the Park” will be built in its place, along with a bigger QFC that’s slated to open in late 2009. Lead architect Mark Simpson (who’s a 25-year Ballard resident) says he’ll stick with a simple […]
Ballard sure is changing. We’re going from the lutefisk-eating, blond-braid-wearing Scandahoovians (as my grandma says) to “a bunch of wealthy people who work in the information industry,” jokes John Keister of Almost Live fame. Apparently the homeless are also into technology. While reading through the police report in the Ballard News Tribune I learned that […]