Ballard Bridge Lift, Western Towboat Tug Wasp Assists Clipper Express From Pacific Fishermen Shipyard Eastbound Down The Canal, FILSON Welcome To Ballard! Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick!

Ballard Bridge Lift, Western Towboat Tug Wasp Assists Clipper Express From Pacific Fishermen Shipyard Eastbound Down The Canal, FILSON Welcome To Ballard! Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick!

Filson Store, Outdoor Gear for the local maritime industry is location in Ballard, WA. It’s located where Dock Street Brokers used to be for the last 40 years. Dock Street Brokers new office opened on Seaview Ave NW across from Ray’s Boathouse Restaurant. Filson’s new located is in the heart of our yachting, commercial fishing and workboat maritime industry. The C.C. Filson Company opened its newest location in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Filson, is a Seattle staple since the gold-rush era of 1897. Filson is best known as  the leading outfitter and manufacturer of Unfailing Goods for outdoor enthusiasts. The 1,200 square-foot store, located at 5101 Ballard Avenue, reflects a new community based retail strategy with an assortment built to service the shipbuilders and fisherman of the Ballard community.

Seiner Shelter Cove, Just of the Ways In Ballard Pac. Fish Yard, Passing Fishermen's Terminal, FILSON Welcome to Ballard & Our Busy Ship Canal, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick, Marine Traffic Source!

Seiner Shelter Cove, Just of the Ways In Ballard Pac. Fish Yard, Passing Fishermen’s Terminal, FILSON Welcome to Ballard & Our Busy Ship Canal, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick, Marine Traffic Source!

The Ballard Filson store reveals another chapter of Filson history with its connection to maritime culture and trade. Filson joined regional artists and craftsmen to create an original space that reflects local community and culture including master line riggers, traditional Pacific Northwest artists, and local carpenters and woodworkers who specialize in working with local, reclaimed materials. A prize feature is the landmark itself. Built in 1904 and the first designated historic landmark in Ballard, The Hansen Building is a direct link to the true Ballard history, stories and local community people.

The product collection will showcase many heritage and iconic pieces familiar from Filson and a handful of custom items specific to the Ballard store; such as limited edition knit wear, t-shirts, hoodies, bags, caps and items not available anywhere else.

Ice Bear Seattle Superyacht, coming & going out of the Ballard Locks, FILSON Welcome to our busy Ballard Ship Canal and Marine Community: Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick, Marine Traffic PNW Source

Ice Bear Seattle Superyacht, coming & going out of the Ballard Locks, FILSON Welcome to our busy Ballard Ship Canal and Marine Community: Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick, Marine Traffic PNW Source

Ballard WA, Historic Building features Filson, the new store opened its doors on November 23, 2016. Established in Seattle in 1897 to outfit prospectors headed for the Yukon, the company’s 119-year legacy is built upon its reputation for honesty, quality and durability. Filson’s long-lasting gear is the choice of explorers, adventurers, ranchers, hunters, anglers, engineers and anyone with a passion for the outdoors. Over a century after its founding, the Filson headquarters remain in Seattle, Washington. For more information visit: www.filson.com

Northwestern, Deadliest Catch Crabber, Homecoming... Passing the Ballard Bridge, Offloading Pots at Fishermen's Terminal, Then to Ballard Pac. Fish Shipyard Home Port, FILSON Welcome to Ballard, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick, Marine Traffic PNW Ballard Canal Source!

Northwestern, Deadliest Catch Crabber, Homecoming… Passing the Ballard Bridge, Offloading Pots at Fishermen’s Terminal, Then to Ballard Pac. Fish Shipyard Home Port, FILSON Welcome to Ballard, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick, Marine Traffic PNW Ballard Canal Source!

Filson’s Ballard space in the Swan Hansen Building is amongst the oldest and architecturally significant historical buildings within the Ballard Avenue Landmark District. The building was built in 1904 for Swan Hansen, the president of Horse Shoe Mining Company. Initially it housed the Henry Brother Saloon, operated by Charles and Lewis Henry. From 1908 until prohibition era, the Pederson and Olson Bar operated there. Then it became Ballard Laundry, on the ground floor and “reportedly” housed a speakeasy. In 1971 the building underwent a major repair and renovation effort, which triggered historic preservation activities along Ballard Avenue. From 1976 to 2016 Dock Street Brokers, our very well known commercial fishing vessel brokerage used by most PNW to AK Fisheries, Dock Street formally occupied this building. Prior to Filson’s new occupancy, the building underwent a seismic retrofit with grant funding from 4Culture and King County.

FILSON, Welcome to Ballard, Superyacht INVADER Getting A Ballard Bridge Lift, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick Marine Traffic PNW Ship Canal Source!

FILSON, Welcome to Ballard, Superyacht INVADER Getting A Ballard Bridge Lift, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Sea Chick Marine Traffic PNW Ship Canal Source!

Interior woodwork is split cedar car decking reclaimed from the port of Oakland, sourced by Pacific NW Timbers out of Port Townsend. Jake Jacob of Pacific NW Timbers is a trained tree climber and master rigger; in addition to being a host on the hit DIY show Treehouse Guys. Jake and Sebastian Eggert, from Rainshadow Woodworks, are teaming up to build custom shelving, flooring and merchandise displays designed by local architectural designer Curtis Names.

Heliotrope Architect, Mike Mora, headed up the full architecture scope with permitting and design collaboration with Filson’s Creative Director, Alex Carleton. For the chandelier, we’re retrofitting an old ship wheel dating back to the early 1800’s with the help of local Ballard builder, Marion Built.

FILSON, Opens New Location In Ballard WA, Shop Local, Buy Wild!

FILSON, Opens New Location In Ballard WA, Shop Local, Buy Wild!

Adding to the historic culture of the space will be a custom, hand painted, triptych Coastal Native American art piece by local artist, Odin Lonning of Vashon. The triptych will pay homage to our Pacific Northwest roots featuring an eagle, wolf and orca. NW maritime antiques collected from local antique shops and dealers adorn the store’s interior.

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