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Lots of new businesses opening this month

HERITAGE DISTILLING: As we previewed back in February, Heritage Distilling has opened at 1836 NW Market St. (above), right next to Ballard Blossom. This is the company’s fifth location in the...

ATLAS TRAVEL WEAR: Slated to open on May 26 at 5337 Ballard Ave NW (above), Atlas Travel Wear “aims to dress women for adventure, whatever adventure means to them...

    Lots of new businesses opening this month
    The Nordic Museum and New Seasons Market aren't the only new businesses opening in Ballard this month. From a distillery and a cannabis shop to a travel boutique and a Golden Gardens snack shack, May has been big month for new businesses.
    http://www.myballard.com

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Leary Ave NW in Central Ballard Is A Little Safer

...overhead flashing beacons indicating the fully controlled nature of the intersection. New design of the Leary Ave NW at 20th Ave NW. (City of Seattle...

    Leary Ave NW in Central Ballard Is A Little Safer " The Urbanist
    The confluence of three streets in the heart of Ballard has long been a community concern. Technically a five-way intersection, Leary Ave NW meets 20th Ave NW in two places and one leg of NW Vernon Pl.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

4 days ago

Seattle-area music-and-nightlife events May 18-24: Taylor Swift, La Luz, and more

Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-3640 or conorbyrnepub.com).

Egan’s Ballard Jamhouse, 1707 N.W. Market St, Seattle (206-789-1621 or ballardjamhouse.com).

Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-4880 or sunsettavern.com).

Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-789-3599 or tractortavern.com).

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Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle (206-709-9442 or thebarboza.com).

Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., Seattle (206-675-9116 or bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com).

Capitol Cider, 818 E. Pike St., Seattle (206-397-3564 or capitolcider.com).

Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-553-5282 or caferacerseattle.com.)

Central Saloon, 207 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-622-0209 or centralsaloon.com).

Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepard Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (waywardmusic.org).

Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison, Seattle (206-324-8000 or chopsuey.com).

Columbia City Theater, Bourbon Bar, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (columbiacitytheater.com).

Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., Seattle (206-628-0303 or comedyunderground.com).

El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle (206-381-3094 or elcorazonseattle.com).

Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Boylston Ave. E., Seattle (206-588-6959 or fredwildliferefuge.com).

Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle (fremontabbey.org).

Highline Bar, 210 Broadway E., Seattle (206-328-7837 or highlineseattle.com).

High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., Seattle (206-632-0212 or highdiveseattle.com).

Jai Thai (Broadway), 235 Broadway E. Seattle, (206-322-5781 or punchlinefridays.com).

The Kraken Bar & Lounge, 5257 University Way N.E., Seattle, (206-522-5334).

Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave., No. 10, Seattle (kremwerk.com).

Laughs Comedy Club Seattle, 5220 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-526-5653 or laughscomedyclub.com).

Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-522-1168 or littleredhen.com).

Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle (206-632-2020 or nectarlounge.com).

Owl & Thistle, 808 Post Ave., Seattle (206-621-7777 or owlnthistle.com).

The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (theroyalroomseattle.com).

SeaMonster Lounge, 2202 N. 45th St., Seattle (206-633-1824 or seamonsterlounge.com).

The Shanty Tavern, 9002 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle (206-526-9854).

Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-628-3151 or showboxonline.com).

Skylark Cafe & Club, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (206-935-2111 or skylarkcafe.com).

Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack, 5606 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-762-7900 or slimslastchance.com).

Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., Seattle (206-286-1312 or studioseven.us).

Substation Seattle, 645 N.W. 45th St., Seattle (substationseattle.com).

Triple Door, Musiquarium 216 Union St., Seattle (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).

    Seattle-area music-and-nightlife events May 18-24: Taylor Swift, La Luz, and more
    Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Friday Blues Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, 8 p.m., Highway 99 Blues Club; $18-$28. Comedy Billy Anderson, Mike Masilotti, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Comedy Underground; $6. Mekki Leeper,...
    https://www.seattletimes.com

5 days ago

‘Just sickening’: Man accused of raping a woman in restroom of Ballard car dealership

“It’s just sickening,” Jen Moran, the executive manager of Carter Motors, in the 5200 block of Leary Avenue Northwest, said of the attack. “She should’ve been (safe).”

    'Just sickening': Man accused of raping a woman in restroom of Ballard car dealership
    Seattle police say the suspect followed a woman into the restroom at Carter Volkswagen, forced open a stall door, grabbed her by the throat and raped her. Two employees were eventually able to restrain the man until officers arrived.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 11

Seattle-area farmers markets 2018: when they open and more

Year-round farmers market, produce from Washington state farmers, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Ballard Avenue Northwest and 22nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle (sfmamarkets.com).

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Fresh produce, arts and crafts vendors, shops, bakeries, restaurants, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, hours of businesses vary; 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (206-682-7453 or pikeplacemarket.org)

...producers at four locations; new this year, Regrade, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Avenue and Lenora Street; returning locations, City Hall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 600 Fourth Ave.; South...

...m. Tuesdays, 600 Fourth Ave.; South Lake Union, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, 410 Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Ninth Avenue and University Street, Seattle...

...m. Thursdays, 410 Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Ninth Avenue and University Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/farmers-market...

Local produce, cut flowers, plant starts, eggs, cheese, fish, poultry, meats, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 37th Avenue South and South Edmunds Street, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

Seasonal farm produce from Washington farms, food vendors, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (sfmamarkets.com/visit-wallingford-farmers-market).

Opening June 7, local produce, flowers, plant starts, eggs, cheese, fish, poultry, meats, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

Opening June 1, local produce, flowers, plant starts, eggs, cheese, fish, poultry, meats, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

Opening June 2, local produce, flowers, plant starts, eggs, cheese, fish, poultry, meats, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, closed Aug. 5, 33rd Avenue West and West McGraw Street, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

Fresh produce, farm products, food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, Southwest Alaska Street and California Avenue Southwest, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

    Seattle-area farmers markets 2018: when they open and more
    From Pike Place to Mill Creek, here are the details on Seattle-area farmers markets this year. Share story Fresh produce, arts and crafts vendors, shops, bakeries, restaurants, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 10

Seattle Beer Week 2018: With 11 days of events, which should you pick?

The Noble Fir, 1 p.m.-midnight; 5316 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; 206-420-7425, thenoblefir.com

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Brouwer’s Cafe; 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; 400 N. 35th St., Seattle; 206-267-2437, brouwerscafe.blogspot.com

Elysian Brewing, 10 -a.m.- 2 p.m.; 2106 N. 55th St., Seattle; 206-547-5929, elysianbrewing.com/age-gate

Brave Horse Tavern, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 310 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; 206-971-0717, bravehorsetavern.com

Beveridge Place Pub, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; 6413 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; 206-932-9906, beveridgeplacepub.com

The Pine Box; 4-9 p.m., 1600 Melrose Ave., Seattle; 206-588-0375, pineboxbar.com

Urban Family Brewing Company, 5-9 p.m.; 4441 26th Ave. W. Suite A, Seattle; 206-861-6769, urbanfamilybrewing.com

Full Throttle Bottles, 5-9 p.m.; 5909 Airport Way S., Seattle; fullthrottlebottles.com

The Growler Guys NE, 5 p.m.-midnight; 8500 Lake City Way, Seattle; 206-522-2337, thegrowlerguys.com/locations/seattle-northeast

Bottleworks, 6-9 p.m.; 1710 N. 45th, Seattle; 206-633-2437, bottleworks.com

Reuben’s Brews, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; 5010 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle; 206-784-2859, reubensbrews.com

    Seattle Beer Week 2018: With 11 days of events, which should you pick?
    The 10th annual Seattle Beer Week includes about 200 different dinner pairings, tastings and other events at nearly 100 different bars and restaurants around King County. Better start to prioritize, right? Share story Seattle Beer Week is a coming-out party for Urban Family Brewing Co., one of the best-kept secrets (until now) in the city.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 10

Seattle-area music-and-nightlife events May 11-17: P!NK, Courtney Marie Andrews, and more

Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-3640 or conorbyrnepub.com).

Egan’s Ballard Jamhouse, 1707 N.W. Market St, Seattle (206-789-1621 or ballardjamhouse.com).

Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-4880 or sunsettavern.com).

Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-789-3599 or tractortavern.com).

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Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle (206-709-9442 or thebarboza.com).

Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., Seattle (206-675-9116 or bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com).

Capitol Cider, 818 E. Pike St., Seattle (206-397-3564 or capitolcider.com).

Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-553-5282 or caferacerseattle.com.)

Central Saloon, 207 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-622-0209 or centralsaloon.com).

Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepard Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (waywardmusic.org).

Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison, Seattle (206-324-8000 or chopsuey.com).

Columbia City Theater, Bourbon Bar, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (columbiacitytheater.com).

Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., Seattle (206-628-0303 or comedyunderground.com).

El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle (206-381-3094 or elcorazonseattle.com).

Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Boylston Ave. E., Seattle (206-588-6959 or fredwildliferefuge.com).

Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle (fremontabbey.org).

Highline Bar, 210 Broadway E., Seattle (206-328-7837 or highlineseattle.com).

High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., Seattle (206-632-0212 or highdiveseattle.com).

Jai Thai (Broadway), 235 Broadway E. Seattle, (206-322-5781 or punchlinefridays.com).

The Kraken Bar & Lounge, 5257 University Way N.E., Seattle, (206-522-5334).

Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave., #10, Seattle (kremwerk.com).

Laughs Comedy Club Seattle, 5220 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-526-5653 or laughscomedyclub.com).

Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-522-1168 or littleredhen.com).

Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle (206-632-2020 or nectarlounge.com).

The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (theroyalroomseattle.com).

SeaMonster Lounge, 2202 N. 45th St., Seattle (206-633-1824 or seamonsterlounge.com).

The Shanty Tavern, 9002 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle (206-526-9854).

Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-628-3151 or showboxonline.com).

Skylark Cafe & Club, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (206-935-2111 or skylarkcafe.com).

Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack, 5606 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-762-7900 or slimslastchance.com).

Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., Seattle (206-286-1312 or studioseven.us).

Substation Seattle, 645 N.W. 45th St., Seattle (substationseattle.com).

Triple Door, Musiquarium 216 Union St., Seattle (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).

    Seattle-area music-and-nightlife events May 11-17: P!NK, Courtney Marie Andrews, and more
    Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Friday Blues The Terry Hanck Band, 8 p.m., Highway 99 Blues Club; $18-$28. Comedy Bobby Higley Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Cafe Racer. Chris Roach, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Parlor Live;...
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Wear What When May 7–14

Baby and Company is popping up in Ballard this month, which mean threads for everyone from travel bugs to designer lovers. Check it out at 5301 Ballard Avenue Northwest and find new arrivals, some tasteful consignments pieces, and only the best from past sales. 

    Wear What When May 7-14
    Baby and Company is popping up in Ballard this month, which mean threads for everyone from travel bugs to designer lovers. Check it out at 5301 Ballard Avenue Northwest and find new arrivals, some tasteful consignments pieces, and only the best from past sales. May 8 thru 22Ladies Night at Bellevue Indoor Skatepark Calling all ladies!
    https://www.seattlemet.com

May 06

May 03

Oh Yes—It's Taco Weather. Here's Where to Find Some.

$ Mexican 5431 Ballard Ave NW

$$$ Mexican 5313 Ballard Ave NW

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...has a favorite: For some, Taqueria Los Potrillos in the 76 Station parking lot at Rainier and Graham; for others, South Park’s Taqueria El Rincon. As for us, we point the car...

$$ American/New American, Burgers 6031 Airport Way S

$ Wine Bar 1416 E Olive Way

$ Mexican 7136 Martin Luther King Jr Way S #102

$ Mexican 3513 Rainier Ave S

$ Mexican 602 19th Avenue East

$$ Mexican 1605 N. 34th Street

$ Mexican 7820 Rainier Ave S

$ Latin, Mexican 240 Second Ave S

$ Mexican 1009 Boren Ave

$ Mexican 5905 Airport Way S

$ Mexican 600 E Pine

$ Mexican 6416 15th Ave NW

$$ Latin, Mexican 323 Occidental Ave

May 03

Charges: Ballard slaying was a targeted act

Charging documents say that based on surveillance footage, Gates and Baker spotted each other at the Cedar Room night club about 12:45 a.m. at 4912 Leary Avenue Northwest.

    Charges: Ballard slaying was a targeted act
    Prosecutors believe Christopher Miles Gates planned to kill Robert Baker on a Ballard street Updated 3:20 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Prosecutors believe the 25-year-old charged with the death of 29-year-old Robert Baker on a Ballard street targeted the victim after spotting him at a bar.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

May 02

A Fall City dive bar helped Courtney Marie Andrews make one of the year’s best roots albums

Courtney Marie Andrews. 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12; Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; 206-789-3599, $15, tractortavern.com

    A Fall City dive bar helped Courtney Marie Andrews make one of the year's best roots albums
    Sometimes-Washingtonian Courtney Marie Andrews is back with a soulful new sound on this spring's "May Your Kindness Remain." Share story Courtney Marie Andrews doesn't really live anywhere. The closest thing to planted roots she has these days is a storage unit in the Seattle area, where the country-folk singer still rehearses with her band.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 02

May 01

Suspect arrested in death of brother of ex-Husky star Budda Baker

Officers found a man lying in the 4900 block of 17th Avenue Northwest, with a gunshot wound to the chest. Baker died on his way to the hospital, according to police.

    Suspect arrested in death of brother of ex-Husky star Budda Baker
    Robert Baker was killed on April 22 after reports of gunfire in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood at about 1:45 a.m., as bars were closing Share story Homicide detectives Monday arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the killing of Robert Baker, the brother of football star Budda Baker.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 01

Seattle police arrest suspect in recent Ballard murder

Early on Sunday, April 22, Seattle police received reports of a shooting in the 4900 block of Leary Avenue Northwest. When they arrived on the scene, they found a 29-year-old man in the middle of 17th Avenue Northwest. He had been shot in the chest, according to the report.

    Seattle police arrest suspect in recent Ballard murder
    Published 10:56 am, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Seattle police on Monday arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a recent shooting death in Ballard. Homicide detectives, SWAT team members, and detectives from the Real Time Crime Center and Intelligence Unit arrested the man in Shoreline on Monday, Seattle police said in a blog post.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

May 01

All-way stop sign planned for confusing intersection on Leary Ave.

An all-way stop sign with a flashing beacon will be installed at Leary and NW Vernon, and curb bulbs will be added on three corners. Workers will also install new marked crosswalks. SDOT says the changes will increase “walkability, safety, and predictability.”

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By the way, there are 5 other “Your Voice, Your Choice” projects approved for the greater Ballard area, including improvements along 14th Ave. NW just north of Holman Road. Here’s the list.

    All-way stop sign planned for confusing intersection on Leary Ave.
    Most Ballardites are very familiar with the bizarre angled intersection of 20th Ave. NW and NW Vernon Place with Leary Ave. NW (the corner with the Olympic Athletic Club). Pedestrians often take their lives in their hands crossing Leary diagonally - especially on busy Sundays when the market is in full swing and speeders fly down Leary.
    http://www.myballard.com

Apr 30

2 new apartment buildings in early planning

...largest development is a 6-story, 170-unit apartment building with street level retail at 2417 NW Market St (above). As we reported before, it’s a large lot that’s the current home...

The second project is 7-story apartment building at 5409 Leary Way NW — this is the parking lot right next to Cafe Fiore — with 40 small efficiency dwelling units and street level general retail sales and service. This project is relying on a proposed upzone from 65 feet to 75 feet in height.

    2 new apartment buildings in early planning
    The design review meeting scheduled for May 14th will be a double-header for two proposed apartment buildings in Central Ballard. The largest development is a 6-story, 170-unit apartment building with street level retail at 2417 NW Market St (above).
    http://www.myballard.com

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5 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts

The horse-drawn cart that rolls into town at night carrying curios from unknown lands: that’s Ballyhoo, with unique antiques, natural oddities, and weird decor for the home. 5445 Ballard Ave NW, Ballard, 206-268-0371; ballyhooseattle.com

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Everything in the Purple Store is, well, purple. Clothing, kitchenware, jewelry, shoes, gadgets, gifts, and a few appropriately colored University of Washington items. Any questions? 1100 NW 51st St, Ballard, 206-801-1599; thepurplestore.com

The Madison Square Garden of Seattle novelty shops boasts an impressive collection of inspired creations, like a yodeling pickle, “handerpants” (yes, hand underpants), and an impressive mask selection. 1300 N 45th St, Wallingford, 206-297-0240; mcphee.com

Aspiring street magicians look no further than Pike Place Market’s very own mini magic emporium. It’s floor-to-ceiling card tricks, stage props, and magic guides for the beginner and master illusionist alike. 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 427, Downtown, 206-624-4271; marketmagicshop.com

    5 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts
    The Purple Store Everything in the Purple Store is, well, purple. Clothing, kitchenware, jewelry, shoes, gadgets, gifts, and a few appropriately colored University of Washington items. Any questions? 1100 NW 51st St, Ballard, 206-801-1599; thepurplestore.com Archie McPhee The Madison Square Garden of Seattle novelty shops boasts an impressive collection of inspired creations, like a yodeling pickle, "handerpants" (yes, hand underpants), and an impressive mask selection.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

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