Friday, July 06, 2007

Ballard Denny's to be demolished

I just read on Crosscut that the Denny's in Ballard is about to be torn down.

One longtime icon has been that tacky Denny's — and who, after all, is going to love a Denny's or consider it part of Ballard's heritage? But that distinctive roof, a kind of A-frame with a curl that has the look of a Norwegian stave church crossed with a Japanese pagoda, has always attracted attention and set it apart. And despite its rather seedy present appearance — how many Denny's have a hermetically sealed bar? — for decades this diner, especially in its pre-Denny's incarnation, was a major social center for old Ballard.

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