Photo from Outen’s Facebook page.
Kirstyn Outen and William Harrel.

Prosecutors, Facebook reveal more after woman stabbed to death in Ballard

Details about the events leading up to a woman being stabbed to death in Ballard have surfaced and paint a picture of homelessness and hope amid a transient lifestyle.

29-year-old Kirstyn Outen was found outside the Jack in the Box and 7-Eleven on the 900 block of Northwest Leary Way around 3 a.m. on April 28. She later died at Harborview Medical Center. The King County Medical Examiner confirmed Outen died from penetrating sharp force trauma to the torso.

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Permitting for utility work along Shilshole Avenue underway

The Seattle Department of Inspections and Construction has posted a notice for the permitting of a Shoreline Substantial Development Application to allow 38,560 cubic yards of grading for site remediation and installation of utilities in the 24th Avenue NW right-of-way at 5425 SHILSHOLE AVE NW.

Project includes installation of a new temporary pier adjacent to the existing 24th Avenue Pier, for construction staging and conveying construction spoils to barges for removal. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared by Seattle Public Utilities.

Permits required:

SEPA to approve, condition or deny pursuant to 25.05.660.

Shoreline Substantial Development Application to allow grading in an urban industrial shoreline environment.

The project number is #3025799 and comments may be submitted through 05/23/2017 here.

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Card Kingdom in Ballard is Now Mox Boarding House

Nearly six years after opening its doors on Leary Way in Ballard, Card Kingdom and Café Mox – a gathering place for Seattle gamers of all stripes – is getting a new name. Starting this spring, the acclaimed game store and restaurant will bear the same name as the company’s Bellevue outpost: Mox Boarding House.

Card Kingdom began as an online Magic: The Gathering trading card retailer in 1999, and the e-commerce business is still flourishing almost 20 years later. The Ballard storefront, opened in 2011, became a mecca for Magic players in Seattle and beyond, while its attached restaurant, Café Mox, provided an atmosphere for non-gamers to meet up with friends and maybe even explore a new hobby.

“I’ve tried really hard to make the store accessible to everybody…and I think that’s one thing we’ve done successfully over the years,” said Damon Morris, co-owner and business developer for Card Kingdom and Mox Boarding House. “You could have a Magic player and a Settlers of Catan player in the café at the same time, and it works.”

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