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Data, Public Records

Liquor and Marijuana Licenses, Dec. 31-Jan. 18

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 Lynden Arco, CM Ventures, Inc, Jaswinder S. Mahil, Kulvinder Kaur, Paramjit Bhullar, Palvinder Chhokar applied to assume a grocery store – beer/wine license from Arco AM/PM, Lynden, Jay Corp at 8247 Guide Meridian [...]

Data, Public Records

Building Permits, Jan. 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 2034 Franklin St., $15,000 for first and second floor remodel – Favinger Plumbing. Contractor: Rose Construction. Business/tenant: Favinger Plumbing Inc. Architect: Grinstad and Wagner Architects. Permit no.: BLD2019-0019. Jan. [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Lynden’s Bellewood Acres gains co-owners

Longtime distillery and apple farm Bellewood Acres recently gained new co-owners. The Abel family acquired the farm late last year, alongside founders John and Dorie Belisle. Eric and Julie Abel, along with their son and daughter-in-law Blake and Janelle, have taken on key leadership roles at Bellewood Acres. The farm includes 62 acres with apples [...]

Contents, News

Allegiant announces new flight between Bellingham and Anchorage

Allegiant Airlines will be adding new non-stop service between Bellingham International Airport and Anchorage, Alaska this spring, the airline announced today. The year-round service to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. One-way fares are beginning as low as $59. “The working waterfront and many of our local businesses have strong [...]

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Years after legalization, banking for pot shops remains tricky

Years after legalization, banking for pot shops remains tricky

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Want to buy cannabis with a credit card? It’s possible, if you’re willing to pay. A few weeks ago cannabis retailer 2020 Solutions rolled out a new pilot program in a few of its stores, which will allow customers to pay with credit and debit cards. The program [...]

Contents, Features

Dealership installs message center — but not for advertising

Dealership installs message center — but not for advertising

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s hard to miss Dewey Griffin Subaru’s latest community project. In October, the Bellingham dealership had digital sign installed in its parking lot that stand 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Its overall height is 35 feet. That makes it the largest sign of its kind in [...]

Contents, Features, News

‘A second renaissance of retail’: How some downtown Bellingham stores are thriving in the age of the internet

‘A second renaissance of retail’: How some downtown Bellingham stores are thriving in the age of the internet

It has been a tough couple of years for many big box retailers. Last month Sears and Mattress Firm became just the latest in a series of major companies to file for bankruptcy and close stores. While it may be bad news for chain stores, things are looking up for small, local retailers. That’s especially [...]

Contents, News

Young professional award winner announced

Young professional award winner announced

A Ferndale gym owner took the top prize at an event honoring young professionals earlier this month. Eleanor Margulies, founder of Flex Movement Lab, was named the ultimate winner at the Top 7 Under 40 Awards at an event held at the Lightcatcher Museum on Oct. 12. The event was sponsored by First Federal and [...]

Contents, Features

Meet the next generation of business leaders

Meet the next generation of business leaders

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal They represent the future of business in Whatcom County — bright, ambitious and dedicated to building something greater, not just for themselves, but for everyone around them. The 2018 winners of the Top 7 Under 40 Awards come from different industries and different walks of life. Some have [...]

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