Dirt Exchange lot to move two blocks north on April 22
Update, April 19
Looks like the folks at Dirt Exchange changed their minds -- now they say they'll be at their new location on Monday, April 22.
Update, April 9
Dirt Exchange have announced they are moving on April 15. Be sure to catch them at their new location just two blocks north at 1521 NW 50th St.
Original, March 20
We dare you to find a soul who doesn't need a good heaping pile of dirt from time to time.
In Ballard, we have been blessed to have the folks at the Dirt Exchange lot. For a little bit, there was a slight nervousness in the air when it was discovered in November that their lot was going to be developed over with a five-story storage and office space.
Put that nervousness to rest. the Dirt Exchange lot is about to have a new home. And it won't be hard to find, because it's just two blocks north, at 1521 NW 50th.
Owners don't know when they will be moving, but say there will not be a day when they will close. We're told that they plan to do a big party on May 1st but will likely move before. We'll keep you updated.
We checked out the new space and it looks like it won't look much different from the old Dirt Exchange. A big open space with concrete barriers separating lots for different kinds of dirt.
On their Facebook, they also say they're collaborating with an artist to do some kind of mural, but so far it's gray as far as the eye can see.
Zachariah Bryan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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