Home to an influx of young families and professionals fueling the construction of more than 20,000 new multi-family units, the Ballard neighborhood has become one of Seattle’s fastest growing submarkets. It’s also home to Ballard Blocks I and currently expanding to Ballard Blocks II, Regency’s bustling multi-level shopping and dining development located just off the Ballard Bridge. Along with this expansion, Ballard Blocks has recently welcomed two of its newest merchants: PCC Community Markets and West Marine.
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Founded in Seattle in 1953, PCC Community Markets is the nation’s largest community-owned food market. The CO-OP began as a food-buying club of 15 Seattle families in 1953, and its passion for great food, cooking and fresh, seasonal ingredients has only evolved for the better. PCC’s membership program includes exclusive discounts and offers on its groceries and products, as well as members-only events, cooking classes and beyond. The market also recently opened its first fast casual dining experience serving up local, made-to-order seasonal seafood and more.
Ballard Blocks’ second newest merchant, West Marine, seems only fitting given its seaside location. Being the premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear for more than 50 years, West Marine is recognized as a leading resource for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts.
We’re truly excited to join forces with PCC Community Markets," said Craig Ramey, Managing Director. "The history of the market’s performance and its strong customer following makes PCC such a great fit. West Marine makes an equally seamless addition to the development with its nod to Seattle’s maritime roots and culture. Both of these merchants speak directly to the community’s needs, interests, and passions. We couldn’t ask for better additions to Ballard Blocks.