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A la Mode Pies opens Ballard location

Ballard has just gained another bakery: A la Mode Pies just opened its third location in the neighborhood. The new pie shop opened yesterday at 2034 NW 56th St in the former Parfait Ice Cream location. Owner Chris Porter told My Ballard that when he found out that the owner of Parfait wanted to close, […]

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W Green Lake Way N reopens to two-way traffic ahead of schedule

The Keep Moving Street on W Green Lake Way N has reopened ahead of schedule after being closed for over a year. The Seattle Department of Transportation has been making changes along the roadway to maintain it as a pedestrian- and bike-friendly street. Along with reopening to two-way traffic, W Green Lake Way N now […]

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Metro service changes start this weekend

Starting this weekend, King County Metro will be revising and restoring a number of bus routes in Seattle. The change will come Oct. 2, with Metro transit’s service returning to nearly 95 percent of pre-pandemic levels. In all, they’re adding back 200,000 transit hours. Many Ballard routes will see some changes, including revisions of Routes 40, […]

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The Splintered Wand announces Nov. 2 opening

One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year is just around the corner: The wizard-themed bar and restaurant The Splintered Wand will crack open their doors to the public for the first time on Nov. 2. The Splintered Wand has been in the works for about three years, a process that was delayed […]

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Local geographer creates interactive map of old Ballard street names

Did you know that NW Market St was once called Broadway? Or, that NW 65th St was called Ship Street? Local geographer Andrew Wiseman has uncovered a treasure trove of century-old Ballard street names, and has put together an interactive map of the neighborhood with the old names. “I live in the neighborhood and remember […]

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Miami-style cafe Papa Changó opens in Ballard

A Miami-inspired coffee bar has opened its doors in Ballard at 5410 22nd Ave NW. It’s called Papa Changó, owned by Ballardite Sergio García, who is channeling his Miami upbringing into his new venture in cafe ownership. The cafe is inside the clothing and home goods store September. “It’s finally happening. @sirgeohumberto has been talking […]

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City Council Candidate Forum this Wednesday at National Nordic Museum

This Wednesday, there will be a Seattle City Council Candidate Forum to be held at the National Nordic Museum. The Ballard District Council and Ballard Alliance have collaborated to produce the forum, happening Sept. 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Veteran journalist and Ballard resident Enrique Cerna will be moderating the forum in the […]

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Ballard Food Bank meets fundraising goals to complete new permanent home

The Ballard Food Bank has raised enough funds to finish building their new location at 1400 NW Leary Way. Construction started on the new food bank in September 2020, and the organizaiton has been fundraising ever since to help cover the costs for building their new home. With their lease expiring in their current location […]

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Proof of vaccination to be required for restaurants, gyms, and theaters in King County

Starting later next month, King County residents will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter large outdoor public events and indoor entertainment and recreation establishments including live music venues, performing arts centers, gyms, restaurants, and bars. King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin, Executive Dow Constantine, and Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the upcoming […]

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Ship Canal and lakes could drop below 20 feet due to dry weather

Lake Washington’s water level may drop below an elevation of 20 feet this month, and local officials are taking steps to conserve water by improving the Ballard Locks efficiency. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that current projections suggest the lake water level could drop as low as 19.75 feet if conditions remain dry […]

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