The Northwest Design Review Board got its first look at Market Street Landing, an eight-story condo planned for the spot where the boarded-up Denny’s now stands. And they didn’t like it. The board criticized the design for lacking a Ballard character, especially since it would be located on the “gateway corner” to Ballard, on 15th […]
The undefeated Ballard Beavers girls basketball team is headed to San Diego for the Surf ‘n Slam tournament, with games starting tomorrow through the 29th. You can see the brackets here (girls “surf” division). By the way, the Seattle Times has ranked Ballard 8th in the 4A class.
It started around noon as a rain-snow mix. Then at 1 p.m., it changed to snow. And a half-hour later, it began to stick around our Ballard home. So we jumped in the SUV with the camera and ran up to Phinney Ridge. The snow is sticking on the roadways. Woodland Park Zoo looks like […]
I made the mistake of driving down to Ballard Market this afternoon (3 p.m. on Christmas Eve), the epicenter of last-minute grocery shopping. The market’s small parking lot was packed, and people were trying to parallel park in both directions down that narrow road just to the north of the store. But Ballard drivers are […]
You’ve probably seen those SeattleSingles.com signs around Seattle, but now BallardSingles.com signs are sprouting up around our neighborhood. (I’ll save you the trouble of visiting the site — it’s just a long form asking for all your personal information with the promise of meeting “quality single men and women” in Ballard.) Anyway, I looked around […]
One of Ballard’s coolest shops, Collective, is moving out its Ballard Ave. location on the 31st. In the meantime, they’re throwing a big sale, 35-75% off their vintage furniture pieces. Later in January, they’ll reopen on 20th Ave., near the Ballard Time Shop.
You may have seen that fake Flickr illustration that made the rounds after the news broke that the Crocodile closed. It showed a high-rise condo built right over the Croc. Now the same guy Photoshopped this one: No, they’re not tearing down the Sunset Tavern. Not even funny.
Parking is a headache in central Ballard, to say the least. And it’s only getting worse. Construction crews have built a fence around the boarded-up QFC on 24th Ave., blocking one of Ballard’s most popular free parking lots. Drat! Demolition is scheduled to begin any day now. An eight-story apartment building called “Ballard on the […]
Last month, a New York Times travel reporter raved about the blackened salmon sandwich at Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers on 15th. Now the Seattle PI is writing about it. “Wonderfully moist,” says Leslie Kelly. “(And) the halibut and chips were fantastic.” Get ready for more long lines (especially after the Zesto’s news earlier this […]
Scooting down the sidewalks on 67th Ave NW is becoming easier. The old sidewalks from Division to 9th Ave NW are being cut up to make way for wheel-friendly ramps. While the “No Parking” signs say the project should’ve been completed by now, The City of Seattle Street Maintenance division tells us that the project […]
For years, I’ve gone to Rudy’s to get my hair cut. You can’t beat the price. And no appointment necessary. Rudy’s has expanded all over the place, including their latest addition in Ballard at the site of the old Ballard Hardware store (map). Deep in this article in MetropolisMag, two of Rudy’s founders talk about […]