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Your 2020 Halloween map for spooky houses and creative treat delivery systems

If you’re wondering what you should do with the family for Halloween, this should help: a Ballard resident has created a Halloween map, full of spooky houses to check out and places with creative candy distributions. The map was created by Lexi (of Old Ballard Liquor Co. fame); to get your house added, email her […]

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130 units planned for 9th and Market

Yet another 5-story apartment building is being planned on NW Market SSt, this one taking up half of a residential block at the corner of 9th Ave NW. The plans call for a 5-story mixed-used building with 130 units, 3,000 square feet of commercial space, and underground parking for 90 vehicles. The building would take […]

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14th annual Seattle Turkey Trot goes virtual for 2020

The 14th annual Seattle Turkey Trot will be happening virtually this year, allowing participants to run anywhere, anytime, while raising money for the Ballard Food Bank. As is tradition, most will likely be running the Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving morning. In years past, thousands have descended on Sunset Hill for the annual fun run, […]

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Former Classic Consignment owner to open new venture Beehive Mercantile & Co. on Oct. 31

After being closed for a year, the former Classic Consignment is gearing up to open in its new location and with a new identity: Beehive Mercantile & Co. will be opening on Halloween, Oct. 31. “It has been a ridiculously long year and after the fire at our old location, insurance strife, the pandemic, construction […]

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Hale’s Ales to turn Palladium into beer garden for winter

The large event space attached to Hale’s Ales—the Palladium—is being turned into a beer garden for the winter months. “In this time of pandemic strangeness, all the outdoor beer gardens and restaurant extensions into the street are so fun and festive,” Heather McClung from Hale’s tells My Ballard. “However, the appeal of such arrangements are […]

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Outdoor screening of Ghostbusters at Boys & Girls Club on Friday

The Ballard Boys & Girls Club will host an outdoor screening of Ghostbusters for club members on Friday, Oct. 30 in their club playfield. The free screening—open to club members only*—will be on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 50 groups to arrive; masks will be required and all attendees will be asked health […]

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Camelion Design closing after 24 years in Ballard

The home furnishing store Camelion Design will be closing in December* after 24 years on Ballard Ave. Owner Nicole Vandermeulen announced the news on Facebook, saying she’s going to shift her focus to her interior design consultation work and close her brick-and-mortar at 5330 Ballard Ave. “It was love at first sight when I stood […]

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Police investigating armed robbery at Dockside Cannabis

Dockside Cannabis on Leary Ave NW was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, and police are still looking for the suspects. According to SPD Detective Mark Jamieson, the robbery happened on Oct. 20 at 11:30pm when two store employees were getting ready to close for the night. Two suspects, both wearing masks and gloves, took […]

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Ballard Farmers Market to offer home deliveries

Starting next week, the Ballard Farmers Market will be offering home deliveries for produce and other goods. There are a couple caveats: there will be a limited number of deliveries each week, and they’ll only be able to deliver in the 98107 zip code. Delivery will be free for orders over $120, and they’ll be […]

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City to provide free street closure permits for Halloween activities

The City is allowing residents to apply for street closure permits for Halloween—or any other activity—through Nov. 30. They’re calling it “Trick or Street“, and it’s part of their Stay Healthy Block program SDOT announced in September. The permit will allow residents to close non-arterial blocks to thru-traffic. “If Seattleites are headed outdoors, they need as much space as possible  to safely […]

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Bastille Cafe & Bar closes permanently, new venture Sabine to take its place

After 11 years, Bastille Café & Bar has shut for good, with a new counter-service cafe—Sabine Café Bar and Market—taking its place on Ballard Ave. Owners James Weimann and Deming Maclise have kept Bastille closed since its March shuttering. Rather than reopen the French restaurant, they’re pivoting to a more COVID-friendly model: a cafe with […]

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Large chamber of Ballard Locks closed until Dec. 6

The large chamber of the Ballard Locks is closed through Dec. 6 while crews work to replace the 102-year-old Stoney Gate Valves. This is the third and final extended long closure to replace the valves; the U.S. Army Corps had previously planned on a fourth closure from February to April next year, but say that’s […]

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