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Building Permits, May 7-11

Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Applied 4175 Meridian St., $20,000 for 1 freestanding & wall sign: Park Bowl – sign and awning. Contractor: Signs Plus Permitting. Permit no.: BLD2018-0438. May 7. 1800 Iowa St., $150,000 [...]

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Liquor and marijuana licenses, April 27-May17

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 Jack’s, Daphnes Downtown, Inc, Louise Favier, Brian P. Taylor, applied for a new spirits/br/wn rest lounge – application at 217 West Holly St., Bellingham. License no.: 426642. May 1. Probably Shouldn’t Distillery, Probably [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

New trustee appointed to BTC board

Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Bradley F. Smith to the Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees. His term began on March 23 and runs through Sept. 30, 2022. Smith joins existing trustees Debbie Ahl, Jeff Callender, Jim Groves and Lisa Woo. Most recently, Smith served as dean of Huxley College of the Environment at Western [...]

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New broker joins Muljat Group

Broker Matt Goldman has joined Muljat Group Realtors at its Bellingham office. He’s now in his second year of real estate sales. Previously, Goldman served as a lead concierge at a Four Seasons luxury hotel on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. For more information, call Goldman at 360-927-3942 or visit muljatgroup.com.  

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After more than 100 years, historic Bellingham building is a hotel again

After more than 100 years, historic Bellingham building is a hotel again

Have visitors traveling to Bellingham? They now have somewhere to stay right downtown. The Hamlet Hotel is on the second floor of 1202 Railroad Ave., in downtown Bellingham. It sits above Benchmark Document Solutions and Jimmy John’s. Fred and Colleen Schacht have owned the building since 2005. For more than 20 years, it has been [...]

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Ferndale inventor brings turmeric-flavored liqueur to market

Ferndale inventor brings turmeric-flavored liqueur to market

By Emily Hamann It’s the new trendy food, and it’s now available in a cocktail near you. Kuma is a turmeric liqueur invented by Chet Holstein, of Ferndale. It went on the market in October, and is now available at local Haggen stores, and bars from Whatcom County to Seattle. “We’ve established that there is [...]

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Bellingham explodes with new bar, eatery, nightlife options

Bellingham explodes with new bar, eatery, nightlife options

By Emily Hamann Bellingham’s nightlife is coming alive again. Friday and Saturday nights see crowds of people eating dinner, seeing concerts, movies and getting a drink at one of the many breweries and bars. In the past six months, almost a dozen new bars and restaurants have opened or are in the process of opening [...]

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Changing the way businesses train, treat middle management

Changing the way businesses train, treat middle management

By Emily Hamann Businesses have been training managers all wrong. That’s the idea Mike Cook puts forward in his new book, “Thriving in the Middle: How the best managers create mutual success.” Cook, a longtime BBJ columnist, advocates that instead of sending middle managers off to specialized training, they should meet in small groups with [...]

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Bellingham Cider Co. opens brewpub in downtown Bellingham

Bellingham Cider Co. opens brewpub in downtown Bellingham

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Driving down Prospect Street in Bellingham, the actual building is hard to miss. But its new tenant might be a little hard to find. Bellingham Cider Company opened in February in the former Cascade Laundry Building, at 205 Prospect St. It’s the same building that was painted bright [...]

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