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Golden City to close after 34 years in Ballard

The infamous Golden City Chinese restaurant and bar will close its doors at the end of August after over three decades in the neighborhood. Longtime bartender and night manager Kiris Koontz tells My Ballard that the owners wanted to sign a five-year lease, but the landlord is only willing to let them sign for a […]

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Filipino restaurant Bunsoy to close Aug. 25

After just six months in Ballard, Filipino restaurant Bunsoy has announced they’ll be closing up shop. Bunsoy owner Tommy Patrick shared the news on social media on Tuesday, saying that head chef Rhabbie Coquia has resigned to “provide more time and space for his next adventure.” Bunsoy opened in February in the former Matador space […]

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Ballard Blossom building for sale for $8.3m

The vacant former Ballard Blossom building (1766 NW Market St) just went back on the market, signaling that the plans for a hotel may have fallen through. Ballard Blossom moved to NW 85th St in 2019 when their building was sold to developers who planned to construct a 7-story boutique hotel. The owners put the […]

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Ballard businesses raise nearly $16k for abortion access and healthcare

A group of Ballard businesses hosted an event this week that raised $15,915 for abortion access and healthcare. Tractor Tavern, the Sunset, and Conor Byrne co-hosted the event, called F*CK TH*S SH*T!, on Monday, Aug. 8. Leigh Bezezekoff from the Tractor Tavern tells My Ballard that a few hundred people gathered for the fundraiser, the […]

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Burglars damage Ballard Post Office overnight

Update: Here’s SPD’s report, posted Thursday at 3:30 p.m.: “SPD detectives are investigating after a group of burglars stole a kiosk, containing nothing of value, from a Ballard post office early Thursday. Around 4:30 AM, police received a report that three men in a pickup truck had used a chain to rip the front door […]

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Sidewalk repair work and new striping continues on NW Market St.

Construction on NW Market St continues this week, with sidewalk repairs and nighttime striping work on the schedule. Last week, crews paved the road at NW Market St and Baker Ave NW and reopened the street and sidewalks. Paving is also completed at the southbound SR-99 on-ramp at N 46th and N Phinney Way. Now, […]

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Live-work and townhome project coming to NW Market St

A new housing development is coming to the corner of 9th Ave NW and NW Market St. Legacy Group Capital and CONE Architecture are partnering on the development of a live-work and townhome project at 848 NW Market St. The new development will include 5 live-work units, a townhome and three surface parking stalls. The […]

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Women’s sports bar Rough & Tumble to open in Ballard this winter

Rough & Tumble, a women’s sports bar, is coming to Old Ballard later this year. Owner Jen Barnes is behind the concept, which she says started brewing in her mind after being unable to find a pub that would play the OL Reign semi-final, which is Seattle’s women’s soccer team. “As a third-generation Seattleite, I […]

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Ballard art gallery Assembly opens coffee shop and gathering space

The Ballard art gallery and event space Assembly has just opened up a coffee shop inside its location at 5507 17th Ave NW. Owner Molly Hawkins opened Assembly in Oct. 2021 as an art events space featuring local artists, taking part in Ballard’s monthly art walk. Now, the space has morphed into much more than […]

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20th Annual Art in the Garden is this weekend

The Art in the Garden Festival is back for its 20th year this Saturday at the Ballard P-Patch. The free yearly event—happening on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8527 25th Ave. NW—features local artists and music in the Ballard P-Patch along with a beer garden, ice cream vendor, and kids’ activities. […]

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