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Tight housing market could cause buyers to take risks, waive rights

BBJ Staff More homes hit the market in Whatcom County in April, but inventories remain far below what was available a year ago, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service says. Listings grew by 5.4 percent to 904 homes in April, compared to 858 in March. Homes on the market in April were below levels in April [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Bellingham yoga studio moving to new location

After seven years in business, 3 Oms Yoga is moving to a bigger location. Owner Amy Robinson purchased the upstairs portion of 1319 Cornwall Ave. The new space has two yoga studios, showers, a locker room, lounge area and meditation room. Massage rooms will be open July 1. Veritas Massage will lease two massage rooms [...]

Data, Public Records

Federal tax liens, March 28-May 5

Tax liens of $5,000 or more issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Listings include taxpayer name(s), lien amount, document number and filing date. Records are obtained locally from the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.  Federal Tax Liens Grand View Sign Awning Company, $10,554.11, 2016-0303065, March 28. John N. Tsoulouhas, $12,475.08, 2016-0303066, March 28. Tom H. Pheifer, [...]

Data, Public Records

Liquor and marijuana licenses, April 25-May 5

Records include license activity in Whatcom County. They are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, online at www.liq.wa.gov.  Applied licenses Starbucks Coffee, Coffee House Holdings, Inc., Clarice Janine Turner, Andrew Donald Wolff, Sophie Hager Hume, Michael E Malanga, Dale James Perrott, Sara Trilling, applied for a new license to serve beer/wine at [...]

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Look inside one of the most expensive houses in Whatcom County

Look inside one of the most expensive houses in Whatcom County

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Woodwork is everywhere on this 6-bedroom house that sits on the shore of Lake Whatcom. Last year, it sold for $2.1 million. That makes it the most expensive house sold in Whatcom County in 2015, of the listings that were recorded by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The house is [...]

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Bellingham fish farm design co. gets step up from U.S. trade program

Bellingham fish farm design co. gets step up from U.S. trade program

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Where are the fish of the future going to be raised? Almost 30 years ago, Henning Gatz made a bet: farmed fishing was heading indoors. Now, it looks like that gamble is paying off. Gatz is the president of Aquacare Environment Inc., a Bellingham company that builds closed [...]

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Board votes Randhawa as new Western Washington University president

Board votes Randhawa as new Western Washington University president

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved the selection of Sabah U. Randhawa as Western’s next president. Randhawa is expected to take over for president Bruce Shepard, who is retiring June 30. The appointment is subject to a final agreement on a contract. “I am deeply honored for this opportunity to [...]

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The deal to sell Haggen

The deal to sell Haggen

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal When Haggen sought permission to sell off the last of its stores in November, the future of the brand was put into question. Now it looks like shoppers — those in Whatcom County, at least — will get some answers about what will happen with the grocery store chain that [...]

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BelleWood Acres owners to retire

BelleWood Acres owners to retire

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After 20 years of growing apples, Dorie and John Belisle, owners of BelleWood Acres, are thinking about retirement. “It’s time, we’re old,” Dorie Belisle said. A real estate listing for the nearly 62-acre orchard, distillery, retail space, cafe and event space went online on Friday. The asking price [...]

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