The Woodland park play area, located at 1000 N 59th St., will be closing Monday, January 6th while new equipment is brought in and work is done to improve the park. During this time the park will be closed to the public. It is scheduled to be completed and reopen in April. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy is funding the project .
Tuesday was the last day that locals could enjoy a beer at the Ballard Scandinavian Viking Bar. The bar opened in 1950 and closed yesterday to make way for a new development project…..more condos. Many are sad to see the local hangout go and are trying to decide which local bar will be their new hangout to enjoy a beer.
It was bittersweet for owners Tim and Peggy Cannon. They had been the owners of Viking Tavern for the past 23 years. The bar was filled with regulars, customers who have become family to Peggy. Peggy left early while Tim stayed to see out the Viking’s last closing. Although no decision has been made, the Cannons have been talking with Bill Parks, managing partner of the Ballard Lofts, in regards to possibly resurrecting the Viking. Parks has plans for new development which would provide space for retail or a new bar.