As fate would have it, this once 14-year-old apprentice would venture into Sip and Ship 75 years later, to get a document notarized. He would generously share stories of his youth, before iPhones came along, when making one family portrait required Kodak film and a time-and-labor intensive process that could take hours to get one shot. One year, he was asked to run their photo booth at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962. He fondly remembered when Elvis Presley came to visit the fairgrounds and climbed up to the roof of his photo shack just so he could catch a glimpse of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself among a crowd of fans.
The black and white images you see are of Johanson's Photography studio during the 30's, 40's and 50's (check out the rad cars going by) all iterations of our neighborhood hub. One fun fact that you may have already experienced is that Ballard Sip and Ship's front door is the original Dutch door in these pictures. It has not only graced this building for decades, but we think it's charming because it squeaks, alerting our team to offer you a smile as you enter.
In other news, come check out our seasonal delights in our coffee shop with the likes of Gluten-free lemon cookies, Matcha/Green Tea ice-cream, Hand-Pies and Affogato, and Lavender Lemonade.
Come enjoy colors of spring in our gift boutique with gift ideas for Dads and Grads including Frida market totes, key chains and pillows, Rifle Papergoods cards and journals and PNW stickers to adorn any college-or-office-bound laptop.
As always, we look forward to seeing you - but make it on Tuesday - we are closed on Memorial Day.