Spring Clean NW 65th Street!

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Join your neighbors for West Woodland’s annual Spring Clean on NW 65th Street.

Meet at Cafe Bambino, 405 NW 65th Street, at 9:00 am and then head off in groups as we help improve the neighborhood by picking up litter on NW 65th, from 3rd Ave NW to 8th Ave NW.

Please bring:
1. Gloves
2. Pickers
3. Wagons — to carry full garbage bag

We will provide bags, vests, and lot’s of fun! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event date.

Oyster Shucking and Wine Pairing: An Interactive Evening at Stock

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While oysters are quintessential NW cuisine, they remain a mystery to many. At Stock’s Oyster Night, you’ll learn how to shuck and serve oysters (the world’s best party trick) and leave with new found knowledge of the history, qualities and highlights of our Puget Sound oysters.

Each ticket to Oyster Night includes a two-hour interactive class that teaches you how to shuck your own oysters, make oyster-friendly condiments and know which wines pair best with shellfish. You’ll also take home your own shucking knife so you can prepare fresh oysters at home anytime.

Throughout the class, Stock’s Chris Blanco will impart his knowledge of Puget Sound shellfish. And trust me, you’re learning from the best. As a trained chef in New York and the Pacific NW and reformed fishmonger, Chris knows the ins and outs of oysters like few others.

You can’t really call yourself a true Seattleite until you’ve shucked your own dinner.

Each ticket includes:

  • Your own oyster shucking knife and mastery of a new skill
  • One dozen oysters to shuck and sample from Seattle’s Taylor Shellfish Farm
  • Recommendations on wine pairings
  • Demo and instruction on preparing oyster-friendly condiments
  • Fresh knowledge including PNW oyster history knowledge, details of the qualities and tasting highlights of different varieties and tips for the best places to enjoy oysters in the Puget Sound
  • A glass of prosecco to toast your new expertise
  • Countless opportunities for shuck-centric puns

A limited number of tickets are available to ensure plenty of taste testing and interaction. For additional information & tickets please visit: Brown Paper Tickets

Stock: Grand Opening January 29, 2016

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500 NW 65th Street

West Woodland‘s newest restaurant Stock, 500 NW 65th Street, is set to open Friday, January 29, 2016. Stock will be serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner, as well as weekend brunch, and Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday.

About Stock:  “At Stock, we embrace local, organic, and humanely-raised ingredients.  As our name suggests, many of our dishes and soups will utilize our house-made stocks: rich in flavor, body, nutrients, and general goodness.”

Expect Stock to become a regular on your neighborhood restaurant rotation. With a seasonal selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches, using bread from Tall Grass Bakery, Stock is bringing the best of Seattle to NW 65th Street.  For those who have missed having Tony’s Coffee in the neighborhood, you’ll be able to get your fix at Stock.  They will also serve a selection of Ballard beers and NW wines.

For more information about Stock, find them on Facebook HERE and on the web at:  http://www.stockseattle.com/

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Chris Blanco, owner & chef

Chris Blanco, Stock’s owner and chef, is the former chef at TUNE, a downtown Seattle startup.   You can follow Chris on Twitter at:  @HasChef and check out photos of the amazing dishes he served the employees at TUNE.

Tags:  Ballard, West Woodland, Phinney Ridge, Fremont, Seattle


SOLD: The Nick Property

The Nick Property, consisting of two lots located at 607 & 615 NW 65th Street, has been sold to Western Front Properties L.L.C. for $1,320,000. The deal signed in November 2015, includes a total of 4,250 square feet, most of which borders NW 65th Street.  The real estate transaction was completed with the support of Hawley Real Estate, located at 5600 14th Avenue NW in the West Woodland Neighborhood of Ballard.

Nick Property

The Nick Property has sat vacant for eight years, after Nicks’ Boats and Motors closed in 2007.   For 50 years Nicks’ Boats and Motors sold boats, fuel and provided vessel repair services at this location. The building that once sat on the lot was demolished in 2008 and subsequent environmental testing showed soil contamination which the Nick family has spent years working to address.  MyBallard story about Nicks’ Boats & Motors closing available here.

New Business

The million dollar question… what will be opening here?  For the present time, the owners would like to keep that under wraps.  They anticipate an announcement happening shortly after the beginning of the new year.

The buyer is planning on using the space for their personal business.  No housing would be included in the build out.  The lot is zoned “NC2P-30”, Neighborhood Commercial 2, Pedestrian Designation Zone, 30 feet height limit.  See chart below for additional description.  Full document available here.

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The new property owner is in the final stages of another major project here in Seattle and build out of the NW 65th Street parcel is anticipated to start in Spring 2017.  For the next year, neighbors will see some activity on the lot, as the owner will be using the location for occasional, temporary storage of commercial equipment.

The Final Nick Lot

The second lot the Nick Family owns, on the SW corner of 7th Ave NW and NW 65th Street, is not for sale and continues to be leased by the Goodwill for parking.


NW 65th Street Clean Up — Thank You Volunteers!

THANK YOU to all the volunteers who turned out for the NW 65th Street Clean Up this morning! We collected 5 bags of trash, mostly cigarette butts, which is a HUGE improvement over last years clean up.

Thank You to Gretchen Spath, neighbor and owner of Cafe Bambino, for “fueling” our volunteers with free coffee.

Thank You to Justin Taft, owner of The Ridgeback Cafe, for allowing us to dispose of the trash in his waste bins.

Thank You to Catherine Weatbrook, Seattle City Council District 6 Candidate, for joining us today.

And finally… Thank You to Liza White, neighbor and owner of Four Legged Friends, for adopting NW 65th as part of the City of Seattle‘s Adopt-A-Street program.

We look forward to the next clean up!

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