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Data, Public Records

Building permits, Jan. 29-Feb. 2

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 826 Blackstone Court, $293,343.50 for new single-family residence with attached garage – Alliance. Historical owner: Alliance Properties 2000 LLC. Contractor: Alliance Properties 2000 LLC. Permit no.: BLD2018-0071. Jan. 29. [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Lynden’s Dutch Village Mall, Bender Plaza sold

A Bellingham ownership group has bought Lynden’s Dutch Village Mall and Bender Plaza. Kane and Claudia Hall, principals of Canoe Street, LLC, purchased the Dutch Village Mall at 655 Front St. for $2.6 million and Bender Plaza at 8874 Bender Road for $2.5 million. The transactions, bought from Neufeldt Properties, LLC and Bender Plaza, LLC, [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Muljat Group hires new brokers

The Muljat Group has recently hired two new brokers. Trish Gale has nearly four years of experience as a real estate broker in Whatcom County. Gale is working towards becoming a licensed managing broker, and a diversity certification. Diva Menke, who has recorded $2 million in sales in just 18 months as a real estate [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, News

Local banks raise wages after federal tax cuts

Peoples Bank and HomeStreet Bank have both announced that the institutions intend to raise the minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour. The pay raise comes after the recent federal tax cut passed last month by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump. Peoples Bank, which is headquartered in Bellingham, planned to [...]

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Contents, Features, News

Woods Coffee teams up with a Bellingham baker to offer sweet treats in the evenings

Woods Coffee teams up with a Bellingham baker to offer sweet treats in the evenings

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Cake and coffee — it’s a match made in heaven. In December, Veronica Stendahl opened her Antler Baking Company in the Flatiron Woods Coffee shop in downtown Bellingham. She sells cake by the slice, cupcakes, pie, cookies and other desserts from 3-9 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. This is [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, New Business

New bar brings variety to Barkley nightlife

New bar brings variety to Barkley nightlife

By Emily Hamann For The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham has a new bar, full of subdued excitement, in Barkley Village. “It’s not a dive bar. It’s not super fancy,” owner Kurt Hartmaier said. “It’s a Bellingham bar.” “It’s a come as you are and everyone feels good,” his wife Katy Hartmaier added. The couple spent [...]

Contents, Features, News

Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A long-time Whatcom County company is stepping in a new direction. In November, shoe insole company Superfeet Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Ferndale, announced two new major product lines. It’s a continuation of the company’s recent expansion beyond insoles. The first new product line, Me3D Recover, is a recovery [...]

Contents, Features, News

‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Local families experiencing homelessness are getting a roof over their heads this winter, with some help from a nonprofit, a property manager and one of Bellingham’s most famous residents. In November, actor and Bellingham resident Misha Collins sent out a message over his social media channels, urging his [...]

Contents, Features

Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new Bellingham growler shop is using the latest technology to deliver the freshest possible beer. Growler’s Keep opened in October at 436 West Bakerview Road, Suite 111, in Bakerview Square in Bellingham. Sandy Petersen was inspired to open Growler’s Keep when he frequented The Growler Station in [...]

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