We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new store across from the Ballard Locks. The building has housed a restaurant since 1945, most recently it was a Red Mill location. The new store will help us better serve the Ballard area and is a convenient location for dining in or picking up slices and whole pies.
“To better understand the building, its history, and sensitive topics related to remodeling the space, we relied on our friends at Headwater People, especially Matthew Hayashi, Sarah Ballew and Owen Oliver,” says Matt Galvin, Pagliacci’s co-owner. “We learned much about the Šilšulabš, a band of Duwamish People, and the original inhabitants of this area. In their honor, we are naming the new location Šilšul, their term for the place.”
The remodeled space features a light, airy interior and extensive outdoor seating on a patio landscaped with native plants. The original logs that gave the building its form are still in place, and their beautiful wood is visible above the kitchen. Carvings from the original building that were made by Jimmy John, a Northwest Coast artist, were preserved and are prominently featured on the front of the building.
On June 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., we’ll be giving away free slices (two per customer) at all our locations. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by, grab a slice or two, and enjoy the lively scene at Šilšul!