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Building permits, March 11-15

Applied 2235 East Bakerview Road, $16,000 to demo and remove (E) Bld – Lunde. Historical owner: Lunde Properties LP. Contractor: Western Refinery Services Inc. Permit no.: BLD2019-0208. March 11. 109 Grand Ave. 101, $80,000 for new cider house tenant – Thousand Acre Cider House. Business/tenant: Thousand Acre Cider House. Permit no.: BLD2019-0209. March 11. 1155 [...]

Data, Public Records

Liquor and Marijuana Licenses, March 1-20

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 Grocery Outlet, Steven Macgregor Jr., Mary Katherine Read, Pamela B. Burke, Geoffrey Rushing, applied for a new direct shipment receiver-in/out WA; grocery store – beer/wine; beer and wine tasting license at 144 [...]

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Whatcom heating and A/C company launches solar division

A local heating and air conditioning company now offers solar systems. Barron Heating and Air Conditioning launched Solar by Barron, a new division providing solar heating and cooling systems. Solar by Barron is hosting an open house on March 28 from 5-7 p.m. in its showroom at 5100 Pacific Highway, Ferndale. Refreshments will be provided [...]

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Whatcom Community College to offer information session on new professional certificate course

Whatcom Community College is offering an information session for its new certificate course next week. The free session on WCC’s certificate course in project management and quality management will be held on March 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The course helps develop project managers, who coordinate a team’s activities and tasks involved in successfully delivering the [...]

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Ferndale’s only craft brewery will honor city’s history, future

Ferndale’s only craft brewery will honor city’s history, future

By Emily Hamann Soon, Ferndale beer lovers won’t have to drive to Bellingham anymore to drink at a neighborhood brewery. Fringe Brewing is set open early this year in downtown Ferndale. “I thought it would be fun to open up my own brewery,” Head Brewer Scott White said. He has been brewing for 10 years, [...]

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A few good journeymen: Why skilled tradespeople are so hard to find

A few good journeymen: Why skilled tradespeople are so hard to find

By Emily Hamann Anyone who has recently tried to retrofit a new restaurant or retail space, remodel a house, or even just hire a plumber has probably noticed there’s a lack of skilled tradespeople in Whatcom County. As unemployment recovered from the recession and the labor market got tighter, construction was one of the first [...]

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Hard rocking cidery the third to open in Bellingham last year

Hard rocking cidery the third to open in Bellingham last year

By Emily Hamann When you imagine the preferred drink of rockstars, cider probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Bellingham’s newest cider company could change that. Herb’s Cider opened its tasting room in Bellingham this fall and began production out of its own facility around the same time. Herb’s Cider is owned [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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