Umpqua Bank now open in Ballard

The former Radio Shack space at 2032 NW Market St is now the newest branch of Umpqua Bank. “This doesn’t feel like a bank,” we overheard someone say while touring the new location. And it doesn’t. The Umpqua “stores” are all about community. The location is called a store because it’s more than just a […]

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The Sexton to replace Madame K’s

A new restaurant/lounge is getting ready to open on Ballard Avenue. A liquor license notice for “spirits/beer/wine restaurant lounge” has been posted for “The Sexton” (5327 Ballard Ave NW), which is the last name of one of the applicants. The new establishment replaces Madame K’s, which closed last fall. Work appears to be underway, although […]

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Cafe Reiki to open soon in Ballard

A new organic cafe is getting ready to open at the corner of 17th Ave NW and NW 56th St. Cafe Reiki coins itself as “Organic Raw living foods Cafe and Community hub for holistic living.” As well as the traditional cafe offerings of juice, espresso, tea and pastries, they will also pre-packaged organic, gluten-free […]

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