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How businesses in Lynden’s new Waples building are teaming up and changing downtown

Posted on 03. Apr, 2017 by in Contents, Features, News

How businesses in Lynden’s new Waples building are teaming up and changing downtown

When you walk through the Waples Mercantile Building on Front Street in Lynden it’s not hard to see why the businesses work so closely together — they’re all connected. The lobby of The Inn at Lynden opens directly onto Village Books. In the middle of the day, when all the shops are open, customers can [...]

Whatcom County tops region for small dairy farms

Posted on 03. Oct, 2016 by in Contents, Features, News

Whatcom County tops region for small dairy farms

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s not difficult to see the Dutch heritage alive in Lynden. The bakeries, the windmills all pay homage to the Dutch immigrants who settled in Whatcom County at the beginning of the 20th century. Outside of downtown, that heritage is alive and well in the form of family [...]

Dawson Construction to purchase historic Armory from WWU

Posted on 25. Jul, 2016 by in Contents, News

Dawson Construction to purchase historic Armory from WWU

Dawson Construction, LLC is interested in purchasing the Armory from the Western Washington University Foundation. The Bellingham and Alaska-based company signed an option agreement with the school’s foundation to purchase the property, according to a press release put out by the school on Tuesday. The option is for 10 months to allow for a feasibility [...]

Waples Mercantile Building: the heart of downtown Lynden beats again

Posted on 28. Dec, 2015 by in News

Waples Mercantile Building: the heart of downtown Lynden beats again

Some call it the heart of Lynden. With an injection of several well-established businesses, the old Lynden Department Store is beating life into downtown Lynden once again. Developers are almost done with a $6 million remodel of the historic building at 444 Front St., which partially burned in 2008 and has sat vacant since. The [...]

Business kudos: free downtown history tours

Posted on 08. Jul, 2015 by in Business Briefs, Events

Bureau of Historical Investigation offering free downtown tours All summer long, free guided history tours will explore one of Bellingham’s first arterial streets. The Holly Street History Tour, offered by the Bureau of Historical Investigation (also known as the Good Time Girls), will tell stories of downtown’s challenges and accomplishments and will touch on what [...]

Sales growth slows in Whatcom County’s retail industry

Posted on 01. May, 2014 by in News

Whatcom County’s retail industry sales increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, but not nearly at the same pace merchants and store owners have grown accustomed to in recent years. The county brought in more than $907 million in total retail sales between October and December last year, according to the Washington State Department of [...]

Safeway plans to open Bellingham location in October

Posted on 07. Apr, 2014 by in New Business

Safeway plans to open Bellingham location in October

Safeway Inc. expects to open its new store in Bellingham’s Sunset Square shopping center in October this year, the company has announced. Renovations of the grocer’s future location, which was once a Cost Cutter store, should begin in May. Safeway says it plans to invest nearly $13 million to remodel the Sunset Square space. The [...]

Safeway exploring possible new location in Bellingham

Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by in Business Briefs

Safeway Inc. has applied for a design review permit with the City of Bellingham to remodel the former Cost Cutter location in the Sunset Square shopping center and turn it into a new Safeway grocery store. The news was first reported Dec. 12 by The Bellingham Herald.  According to the plans, the remodel would shrink the [...]

Local business kudos, 10/18/13

Posted on 18. Oct, 2013 by in People On The Move

Haggen Inc. has initiated its “School Bucks” program, where the company makes donations to grade schools chosen by shoppers with Haggen cards who purchase items marked with a School Bucks logo. More information is online. The company also announced it has wrapped up its recent “Best of the Northwest” prize contest, where 300 customers won more than [...]

Lehmann’s Maytag appliance store sold to Judd & Black

Posted on 10. Sep, 2013 by in Contents

One of Bellingham’s oldest family-owned stores will soon change hands. Terry Lehmann, the third-generation owner of Lehmann’s Maytag Home Appliance Center at 2001 James St., plans to retire at the end of September and has sold the store to Judd & Black. “My decision to retire became much easier when Judd & Black agreed to assume [...]

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