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The New York Times highlights Ballard Brewery District in travel feature

The Ballard Brewery District is getting national attention once again: The New York Times has just released a travel feature about the neighborhood’s plethora of local breweries. Titled “Exploring Seattle’s Booming Beer Scene,” NYT writer Christopher Solomon highlighted the cohesive nature of Ballard’s brewery cohort. “These days in the neighborhood it’s not unusual to see […]

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Scandinavian homewares and art store Woodland Mod set to open on Ballard Ave

Woodland Mod, a new Scandinavian-inspired homewares and art store, is getting ready to open on Ballard Ave. Owner Jaimie McCausland is making final touches to open up at 5330 Ballard Ave in the former Camelion Design location. Camelion closed back in December after 24 years of operating in Ballard. McCausland took over the space earlier […]

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City asks for feedback on future of sidewalk cafes and Stay Healthy Streets

Seattle Department of Transportation is looking for public input about sidewalk cafes and Stay Healthy Streets, both of which launched during the pandemic and face uncertain futures. Outdoor cafes and vending on streets and sidewalks—known as the Safe Starts permit program—have become a fixture in Ballard since last year, and thanks to recent city legislation, […]

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Indigenous radio network launches in Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park

A new radio station is now broadcasting from Discovery Park: It’s called Daybreak Star Radio Network and features primarily indigenous DJs and Native American programming. Executive Director Michael Tulee was the visionary behind the station; he wanted to reach Native communities in a new way. “A great way to reach people is through music, so […]

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Shop and dine at local businesses to support the Ballard Food Bank

A number of local businesses have committed to giving a portion of their sales on July 24 to the Ballard Food Bank. The Ballard Food Bank has been raising money to finish the completion of their new Ballard location at 1400 Leary Way. To help them reach their fundraising goals, the Ballard Alliance/Visit Ballard has […]

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Kismet Co. to relocate gender-neutral salon to 17th and Market in Ballard

The Kismet Co. salon has found a new home in Ballard, set to open later this summer at 5512 17th Ave NW. Kismet owner Lisa Clarno had to pivot last year during the pandemic and started offering outdoor haircuts and color services at her salon (1464 NW 49th St) late last summer. She also launched […]

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Ballard Health Club expands vaccination wristband program to Ballard community

As vaccination rates increase and Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted, we at Ballard Health Club understand that along with the hope and excitement, for many there is also concern and trepidation. After spending the past 15 or so months in lockdown, wearing masks, and avoiding social situations, it’s a complicated and oftentimes frightening thing to […]

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City working to enhance shoreline street ends in Ballard

The Seattle Department of Transportation has several ongoing projects around the city to enhance shoreline street ends, including two in Ballard along the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The projects are part of SDOT’s Shoreline Street End program, in which streets that dead-end near a shoreline are being revitalized for public use. There are 141 shoreline […]

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Station 18 Drinks & Eats to open in former Hi-Life location

The long-shuttered Hi-Life (5425 Russell Avenue NW) is about to be reborn as a new restaurant and bar called Station 18 Drinks & Eats. The location has been vacant since early 2020, when the short-lived Valentinetti’s closed abruptly. Hi-Life was owned by local restaurant company Chow Foods, and the pivot to Valentinetti’s in late 2019 […]

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Art in the Garden returning to Ballard P-Patch this summer

The 19th Annual Art in the Garden festival is happening this August at the Ballard P-Patch (8527 25th Ave NW). The yearly festival will have an extra reason to celebrate this year, as the Ballard P-Patch has been secured for future generations thanks to donations and public funding. The gardeners of the 44-year-old p-patch were […]

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Alison’s Coastal Cafe owner to take over Lockspot Cafe

The owner of Alison’s Coastal Cafe & Bakery has bought the Lockspot Cafe, and is planning to preserve the nearly century-old restaurant just next to the Ballard Locks. Alison’s Coastal Cafe owner Alison Soike tells My Ballard that the Lockspot won’t close; she and her partner and future Lockspot co-owner Ryan Faniel are planning on […]

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