Once homeless, this couple runs two businesses designed to serve Seattle

Paul and Stephanie Staley of CHOMP! Foods catering renovated The Canal, where they host events, pop-ups and a weekly market for small businesses. #k5evening

SEATTLE — A longtime staple of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is getting a new, multi-purpose lease on life.

The Canal, with stunning views of the Locks, was a restaurant and special event space for decades prior to the pandemic. Now, it’s been acquired and restored by a couple who understand what it means to “start over.”

Chef Paul Staley and his wife Stephanie turned the space into a hybrid facility for private events, pop-ups and eventual food service. There is also

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