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Boom Boom Clap Rave

Let the new season begin ...

Let the new season begin …

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Seattle Sounders Olé

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Occupy Ballard

Give them back

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Target: Full Circle Yarn
Address: 2034 NW 56th Street, Seattle
Status: Early Design Guidance

"Existing Retail"

Located on NW 56th Street, next to the library, this project has been in the works — in one form or another — for a long time.  I’m not sure when Full Circle shut up shop, but the Notice of Design Review Early Design Guidance Meeting was issued a couple of weeks ago and the meeting itself is scheduled for this coming Monday.  Note the creative use of the planter (below).

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"artopia"

Now that’s thinking outside the box ….  And definitely an improvement over the usual red Seattle Weekly boxes.  Some quick online research reveals that this handsome box — located on Market Street in Ballard — is 1 of a set of 30 Weekly boxes that have been (t)arted up by Seattle artists to promote the Seattle Weekly’s Artopia event.  There’s more information here, along with a map showing box locations.  Looks like this one — painted by the artist known as narboo — is the only one in Ballard.

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Target: Union Wines Building
Address: 5309 22nd Ave NW, Seattle
Status: Remodel

Union Wines -- 2010

Looks like there are plans in the works for the Union Wines building on 22nd Ave NW in Ballard, which is apparently formally known as the Henry Whyte Building.  I’m guessing the developer issued a press release as it showed up on both the MyBallard.com and KOMO Ballard web sites on the same day, with photos and quotes from the property developer’s daughter.  The building was featured on GP last year in a post entitled Union Wines and Other Relics.

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Bagdad Theatre on Market Street, Ballard

If the grand opening of the Hotel Ballard was the hottest ticket in Ballard this past Saturday, it was closely followed by the opening of the Nightingale Gallery at 2215 NW Market Street.  There wasn’t a red carpet, but there was food and drink.  MyBallard.com has the pre-opening story here, including some pictures of the space, which formerly housed Market Street Shoes (now located across the street).  There was a little too much Dave Matthews for my taste, but otherwise a lot of cool stuff.  I’m sure we weren’t the only folks to leave the opening with a print of the above picture by local artist Steve Konz.

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