Browse the interactive timeline to view Ballard store openings and closures over the past year. Check out the flipbook, list and map views, too! You can click on each business for a pop-up box with more features and information. On the bottom of the timeline, the "+" symbol represents more dates of businesses activity. To view these dates, you can click directly on the "+" or zoom in and out to view using the arrow cursor on the left side of the timeline.
Despite the recession, a recent survey of small businesses in Ballard revealed that more than 20 entrepreneurs have opened their doors within the past two years. After overcoming the initial hurdle of securing both capital and affordable leases, new business owners now face the larger challenge of surviving in a tough economy. Reporters Aislyn Greene and Krista Staudinger enter the business world to discover how these entrepreneurs hope to win the hearts – and wallets – of Ballard locals.
This story was produced by students in the University of Washington's undergraduate Entrepreneurial Journalism Practicum for MyBallard.com. Updated July 2, 2010.
After living in Brazil for over a year, I had mixed feelings on the arrival of the World Cup. Those feelings got even more mixed with the country’s devastating loss to Germany July 8th.
On the one hand, hosting the World Cup brought an incredible amount of human suffering. Lawless land evictions and copious amounts of public spending on stadiums sat uneasily with me. But as a visitor from Seattle in a place where the sport of soccer is revered nearly as a religion, it would be elitist to impose my beliefs on something happening to a country that isn’t mine.
Historically, the plight and accomplishments of Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) have been left out of our U.S. history classes. Even some of the most reprehensible discriminatory policies against APIAs such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1942 are easily forgotten. And these past grievances still carry over in micro-aggressions that imply we still do not belong here with questions like “Where are you from?”, “What are you?” and “You look really Asian in this picture.”
The API Flying Bookshelf, a traveling library taking up temporary residence at the Eastern Café in Chinatown-International District through the end of this month, is a community-driven antidote to this.
Categories: Arts & Culture
The rattle of thousands of tiny pieces of glass pouring from buckets and Tupperware was the steady soundtrack in the basement of Courtland Place (a senior housing project in Columbia City) last Tuesday morning. Well, that and the crooning of Barry White.