After 10 years of serving the Ballard community, Equal Exchange Espresso Bar expects to close its doors on Sunday Jan. 22, 2017. Ballard Market will begin a renovation in early 2017, responding to customer demands for more prepared foods and in-market seating. Until that time, we hope to operate as usual to provide great coffee and reliable service to our customers. The café and Ballard Market are parting with a deep appreciation and respect for one another. You can read the full statement from Equal Exchange and Town & Country Markets here.
Equal Exchange does not have immediate plans to open another retail location in Seattle. Updates on our future plans for retail operations in Seattle will be available in this newsletter and on Facebook. You can also contact Alison, Café Manager, via email with additional questions.
Thank you – it's been a great 10 years!
Equal Exchange Espresso Bar, located at the south entrance of Ballard Market, was voted "Best of Ballard" by Ballard News-Tribune readers! Our goal is to provide delicious drinks and great service to the Ballard community while advancing Equal Exchange's mission to support authentic Fair Trade, environmental stewardship, and co-operatives. We keep these principles in mind with every purchasing decision, from our local, organic milk and half & half, to fairly traded chai and chocolate sauce, from compostable (or reusable!) cups, to ethically-sourced merchandise. To thank you for your support, we offer loyalty and prepaid programs and great deals every month on Equal Exchange products.
Hope to see you soon!