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The Micro Venue now offering a haven for pandemic weddings in Ballard

A new event space has opened in the Ballard area on 1417 NW 54th St. The Micro Venue has launched its “micro wedding” studio space in Ballard. The pandemic has changed just about everything this past year or so, especially the ways in which people gather (and celebrate!). But, The Micro Venue to hoping to […]

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Greenwood’s Yonder Bar closing due to neighbor complaint

Update: We’ve received a statement from the City detailing the code violations that are forcing Yonder Bar to close. The violations include unlawful sign placement and off-street parking elimination due to the garage being used as a storefront. The City’s corrections include the following: Restore the required off-street parking space or provide approved alternate off-street […]

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Stay Healthy Streets may pause while SDOT considers funding

The Stay Healthy Streets program in Seattle could be paused if SDOT doesn’t reallocate funding to keep it going. According to the Seattle Bike Blog, the program will be put on hold if SDOT doesn’t get approval to divert funding from the Bicycle Master Plan. Stay Healthy Streets started in May 2020 in response to […]

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We Heart Seattle to host Carkeek Park cleanup on Saturday

We Heart Seattle, a volunteer-based group of community members, are organizing a clean-up at Carkeek Park this Saturday, February 6th. The group is planning to collect waste, deceased animals, rotting food, and other trash. The group is welcomed by Seattle Parks & Recreation for their service, but it is not how the We Heart Seattle […]

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Tunnel boring machine for Ship Canal Water Quality Project on its way to Ballard

The Ship Canal Water Quality Project is still underway and a massive German tunnel boring machine has arrived at the Port of Tacoma. Over the next few months, each piece shipped separately from Germany will find its way to Ballard, where the entire machine will be assembled. Other updates on the project are happening in […]

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PCC urges City to rethink hazard pay for grocery store workers

PCC Community Markets is asking Seattle City Council to reconsider the hazard pay ordinance to increase grocery store workers’ hourly rate by $4. Seattle City Council last week passed the Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers Bill, set to be signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan this week. The bill requires all Seattle grocery stores to […]

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Restaurants, museums, fitness centers allowed to reopen at 25% capacity starting Monday

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday announced easing of COVID-19 guidelines for King County, allowing many business to reopen indoor service starting Monday, Feb. 1. Under the easements, King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties will be in Phase 2 of the new Roadmap to Recovery plan. That means restaurants, indoor fitness centers, and live entertainment venues including bowling […]

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Council Vice Chair Dunn wants answers following 11 million gallon wastewater spill

Following the massive wastewater spill on January 13, King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn is asking to take a closer look into what went wrong. The rainstorm on January 13th caused flooding and power outages throughout the Puget Sound area, leading to a power failure at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant. The mass […]

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January Q&A with District 6 Councilmember Dan Strauss

In our January Q&A with District 6 Councilmember Dan Strauss, we sourced reader questions from the My Ballard Group, many of which centered around the homelessness crisis. If you want to submit questions for future Q&As, email us at tips@myballard.com. When will your homelessness plan be implemented? “This is the sixth year of a civil […]

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