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Diesel spill near Ballard Locks estimated at close to 100 gallons

A diesel spill on Saturday across from the Ballard Locks released nearly 100 gallons of diesel into Salmon Bay. The spill happened during a fuel transfer that overfilled a tank and spilled from a vent on a 65-foot recreational boat. The Washington Department of Ecology responded to the spill with an absorbent boom, helping to […]

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Weekend fire destroys Georgia’s Greek Restaurant

A fire on Saturday afternoon has destroyed Georgia’s Greek Restaurant at 323 NW 85th St. No one was injured in the fire, which broke out at around 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. “Our hearts are so saddened to see this today! Our restaurant has built and cherished so many memories of so many families and […]

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PEIXOTTO Clothing Co. to celebrate grand opening in Ballard this Saturday

The latest business to open in the old Ballard Blossom building (1766 NW Market St) is PEIXOTTO Clothing Co., set to host a grand opening party on Saturday, Nov. 13 with live performances and spoken word. After closing in 2018, the Ballard Blossom building was vacant for two years until the Ballard Alliance partnered with […]

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Temporary water pipes installed to avoid water shutoffs at Ship Canal Water Quality project sites

Seattle Public Utilities is beginning to install above-ground temporary water pipes to avoid water shutoffs at the East Ballard and Fremont Ship Canal Water Quality project construction sites. SPU says that crews will be installing the pipes through the end of the year either above ground or in shallow trenches near the project sites. Crews […]

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Ballard Locks restores power, opens large lock for one day before extended closure

The Ballard Locks has restored power after a three-day outage. The outage happened on Monday and affected both the large and small locking chambers. They were offering manual lockages during the outage, which U.S. Army Corps Public Affairs Specialist Dallas Edwards says was time-consuming and limited to daylight hours. Edwards says that while both locking […]

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Ballard Midas closes permanently to make way for new development

The Midas Muffler in Ballard at 7055 15th Ave NW has closed its doors. A staff member at the Bothell Midas told My Ballard that the Ballard location had been on a month-to-month lease because the land had been sold for development. Most of the Ballard staff members transferred to the Bothell location. A land-use […]

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Power outage on Ballard Ave this morning

Most of Ballard Ave is without power this morning after winds caused an outage early this morning. The Seattle City Light power outage map is showing a total of 188 customers currently without power along Ballard Ave from NW Market St down to Dock St. The cause of the outage is unknown, and they’re estimating […]

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Ballard District Council meeting to discuss planning and community development in Ballard and Crown Hill

The next Ballard District Council meeting is happening this Wednesday, Nov. 10, and the topic will be planning and community development. “Join us for a refresher on urban planning in Ballard and Crown Hill,” the BDC shared in the event info. “Ballard has absorbed tremendous growth in the past few decades and Crown Hill is […]

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Several Ballard businesses vandalized over the weekend

A number of downtown Ballard businesses were vandalized over the weekend. Steele Barber owner Matthew Humphreys shared information about the vandalism with the My Ballard Group on Sunday, saying his storefront and several others sustained glass damage in the early hours of Sunday morning. Along with Steele Barber, The Tractor Tavern and The Ballard Cut […]

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