Good morning, Edith!

Here’s what a sunny Wednesday morning looks like at Edith Macefield’s house: Oh wait, here’s her house: What rounds out this cheery picture is the ear-piercing yammering of a jackhammer somewhere inside the five-story building being constructed around her house. You’ll remember she turned down $1 million to move.

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The best Ballard grocery store?

Elsa complained about the Ballard Safeway in LiveJournal, and she sparked quite a discussion about which is the best Ballard grocery store. “The Ballard Fred Meyer is where it’s at,” says one. “The QFC a bit further down on Holman road is fantastic,” says another. “The Ballard Market is one of the best groceries in […]

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Mike’s Chili holds the corner

Judy asked in comments a couple days ago about Mike’s Chili Parlor, which sits on the Northwest corner of that big development on 46th St. — the same development that’s swallowing up Edith Macefield’s home. Mike’s isn’t going anywhere (in fact, they weren’t even contacted by the developer), but it’s interesting to watch the new […]

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New building swallowing woman’s home

While the recent stories of the Denny’s, Sunset Bowl and Ballard’s overall transformation having been grabbing headlines (even in the LA Times this weekend), let’s not forget about Edith Macefield. Remember, she’s the 86-year-old Ballard woman who made national news when she turned down $1 million to sell her home to developers. So we decided […]

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