Ballard Fred Meyer
Seattle, WA 98107
Seattle Weekly's Description
Seattle has one of the lowest child-per-capita rates in the nation. But while you may have no need to fill the SUV with groceries every week to feed a family of five, that doesn't mean you can't also appreciate one-stop convenience, ample parking, and low prices. And those are precisely the virtues of the Ballard Fred Meyer. A subject of pitched neighborhood debate before it was permitted and built, it has since become a neighborhood staple. Need some nails and paint for a weekend project? Lawn furniture? A new Blu-ray player? A replacement toaster? A refill for your allergy meds? Plus supplies for tonight's big barbecue? Just push your cart from hardware to housewares to groceries and back. The store was seemingly designed for the mismatched to-do list: plumbing, salmon broiling, soccer-ball inflating, picture framing...oh, and pick up a paperback for the plane, too. And if you do happen to have five mouths to feed, there's a day-care room where you can park your toddlers.
Tips from foursquare
You can find just about anything at Frederick's of Meyer, the northwest's Wal-Mart.
Avoid coming on Sundays, it gets pretty busy.
Hit up the deli and dessert area for some great food/treats to buy...and sample!
A decent alternative to Wal-Mart and Home Depot for Ballard folks.
Worst parking lot in Seattle