blackbird has been a directional retail institution in seattle for quite some time now. with the traditional general store [a long-time phenomenon in small towns and rural areas in the u.s.] in mind, it recently launched a second store in the ballard area. dubbed the field house, it'll carry a wide range of goods, ranging from fashion to tools and cosmetics. featured clothing brands include woolrich woollen mills and april77. location: 5465 leary avenue nw [ballard].