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Salmon art installation brings color to Shilshole Ave

A new public art installation has popped up along Shilshole Ave, just across from Cloudburst Brewing. The art is from local muralist Dozfy, known for several local art installations including a mural on the former Ballard Blossom building and the large Stabbert Maritime fence mural behind the National Nordic Museum. He’s now the latest artist […]

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Ballard Playfield to receive new field lighting

The Ballard Playfield is about to get some lighting upgrades. Seattle Parks and Recreation has awarded a construction contract to a local electrical company to replace the lighting at the Ballard Playfield, adjacent to the Ballard Community Center at 2644 NW 60th St. The work to replace the lights started this week and will be […]

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Ballard Smoke Shop to be reopened and preserved under new ownership

One of Ballard’s beloved dive bars is about to be revived: The Ballard Smoke Shop has a new owner, and he’s planning to bring it back from the abyss. Max Genereaux, aka The Reviver, has taken over ownership of the Smoke Shop, which closed this past year. Genereaux is no stranger to revitalizing and maintaining […]

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Wildwood Spirits Co. to open second distillery location in Ballard

Ballard will soon be home to another local distillery: Wildwood Spirits Co. will be opening their second location in the neighborhood early next year. Owners Zoey and Erik Liedholm have lived in Ballard for over a decade and currently operate Wildwood Spirits distillery and tasting room in Bothell. They’ve just signed a lease to bring […]

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Brewery and cidery collaboration Pour Decisions to take over former Dane location

A new brewery/cidery collaboration is moving into the location formerly home to The Dane. The new venture will be called Pour Decisions, a joint collaboration between Everett-based Crucible Brewing and Soundbite Cider. Crucible co-owner Dick Mergens tells My Ballard that the inspiration to join forces came from Bale Breaker Brewing Co. and Yonder Cider, another […]

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Ballard Market to be renamed Town & Country Market

The Ballard Market will soon be rebranded: Its new name will be Town & Country Market. Independent grocer Town & Country Markets owns the Ballard Market, along with five other regional stores. Three other stores go by the name Central Market, with locations in Shoreline, Mill Creek, and Poulsbo. The others include the Bainbridge Town […]

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Another Ballard utility box will be wrapped this fall by a local artist

Another Ballard utility box is about to become beautified by a local artist. Artist Andrew Saeger won the latest utility box beautification contest, in which people voted based on four different designs for the next utility box wrapping. The Ballard Alliance has already wrapped several utility boxes around the neighborhood; the box that Saeger will […]

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New school traffic safety camera installed near Whittier Elementary

School traffic safety cameras will be turned on next week in Seattle, including a new one close to Whittier Elementary in Crown Hill. The Whitter Elementary traffic cameras have been installed on NW 80th St between 12th Ave NW and 14th Ave NW in Crown Hill. The school zone safety cameras only operate when students […]

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Brown Bear celebrates 64th birthday today with free car washes

Brown Bear Car Wash is turning another year older, and they’re once again offering free car washes to celebrate their birthday. The northwest-founded car wash is turning 64 this year, and they’re giving away their “Beary Clean” car washes to customers all day long until 8 p.m. today at all of their 28 tunnel wash […]

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Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker Brewing Co. to open Ballard taproom in early September

The long-awaited Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker Brewing Co. joint taproom is getting ready to open September 4th in Ballard. The new taproom is opening in the former Populuxe Brewing location at 826 NW 49th St. Populuxe closed at the end of 2020 due to challenges related to the pandemic. They’d been in the neighborhood […]

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