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Monday, February 18, 2008

Ballard’s Grand Slam

posted by on February 18 at 13:12 PM

It looks like Jonah can have his Mother Butler Pies and eat them, too. The erstwhile Ballard Denny’s and the encroaching condos have apparently reached a compromise.


Ah, but looks can be deceiving.

Via tipper Damon and the incredible, wonderful, lovable hugeasscity.

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I'm sorry. I just can't buy off on it. The entire west section is missing ;-)

But I still maintain that if they built the condos so they wrapped around the west and north sides of the Denny's building, and gave the restaurant to Tom Douglas, it would become the new "World Class Thing", and all of the beautiful people - including the Benaroyas - would be hassling the hostess for a good table.

Plus, it would actually be a cool building to live in, if it had a balcony that looked over the restaurant. Nothing wrong with having a little pizazz in life.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | February 18, 2008 1:28 PM

@1 agreed!

Posted by infrequent | February 18, 2008 1:50 PM

Isn't it a little early for This Week on Drugs?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 18, 2008 2:16 PM

I remember dining out in the old Manning's Restaurant when I was little. Mom would take me there for lunch before a dentist appointment.

Before Denney's remodeled it and fuckin' ruined the ceiling, it was open all the way to the top inside. Freaked me the hell out to look up at that swooping curved ceiling.

Posted by Dr_Awesome | February 18, 2008 2:20 PM

Taller is better.

Posted by unPC | February 18, 2008 4:03 PM

creativity? They just plunked it down on top.

Posted by angelfish | February 18, 2008 5:59 PM

The traffic light in yellow on the side of the plop-a-Denny's gives it a certain je ne sais quoi.

Posted by mackro mackro | February 18, 2008 6:41 PM

I love it.

Posted by Cale | February 18, 2008 8:13 PM

Laugh out loud.

I feel sorry for all the old Ballardians that I used to serve who go into the Denny's for lunch or breakfast or hell late night snacks to cure their imposing hangovers. Now they will have to take an elevator for a Grand Slam?

Eh. Who am I kidding? By the time that they finish devoping, old folks will have obits.

Posted by Gabriel | February 19, 2008 11:57 AM

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