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Just what you guys need.

Posted by elswinger | July 9, 2007 2:26 PM

So instead of a nice grocery store we get to buy latex balloons. Nice.

Posted by Phelix | July 9, 2007 2:31 PM

this was posted to Seattlest early this morning. thanks though!

Posted by Seattlest | July 9, 2007 2:33 PM

This isn't Seattlest. This is the fucking SLOG!

Posted by elswinger | July 9, 2007 2:43 PM

Phew! How many times have I wandered my neighborhood looking for some latex.

Thank god those days are over.

Posted by relieved | July 9, 2007 2:45 PM

Seattlest was just trying to point out that, ironically, it's the Stranger whose panties get twisted when they are not credited for breaking a story.

Regardless. 15th needs latex balloons like it needs another coffee shop.

Posted by Whatevs | July 9, 2007 2:51 PM

too bad you didn't get a nail salon instead. you can never have enough of those...

Posted by maxsolomon | July 9, 2007 3:00 PM

Apparently, my prayers for a shoe store have gone unanswered. Sigh.

Posted by Cedar | July 9, 2007 3:01 PM

Gee, a balloon shop. How long will that last? But I think it should be a Nail Salon or another Thai restaurant. There is a shortage of Thai in Seattle.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 9, 2007 3:19 PM

Red Balloon reminds me a bit of City People's. Fuck them for leaving 15th. Greedy bastards. Screw Walgreens too.

Posted by mattro2.0 | July 9, 2007 4:15 PM

Finally! No more scavenging all over town, wasting precious hours and time looking for just the right balloon for any occasion.

Posted by homage to me | July 9, 2007 4:38 PM

i don't get it.
an entire store that sells balloons?


Posted by stacy | July 9, 2007 6:15 PM

Can we start a petition or something. If ever there was something that is not needed on 15th it's this. I was hoping for some more food myself. A big open place like Pho Cyclo with food until 11pm would have been great.

Hell, even a PCC with a good deli. If Rainbow had the prepared food options of the Madison Market, it probably would have survived. Alas.

Posted by j-lon | July 9, 2007 6:25 PM

Could be worse. At least Red Balloon is local and they've been in business for like 27 years. Though lord knows the hill could always use another tanning salon, nail salon, pho restaurant, Thai restaurant, head shop, dollar store or skanky used clothing store.

Posted by rb | July 9, 2007 6:29 PM

I'm sorry -- a petition? Petition to whom? The Department of Assigning Shop Space? Seems to me if one of the things you ask for wanted to move into the space they would have leased it.

Posted by Fnarf | July 9, 2007 6:58 PM

#12 asks "why a balloon store?"

maybe to serve a hidden capitol hill subculture?

Posted by Toys in Balloonland | July 9, 2007 7:15 PM

Just balloons? No, no! A veritable chinucopia of cheap crap awaits you at Red Balloon. If you have a flimsy-plastic deficiency, you'll find all you need, in bulk! Grab some artificially flavored candies, some tasteless greeting cards, a box made out of crap, filled with smaller boxes of crap. Cheap!

Posted by greg | July 9, 2007 10:09 PM

Red Balloon may be locally and gay owned, but they don't let that prevent them from scaling the heights of banality.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | July 10, 2007 9:48 AM

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