The Rome Store like a trip back in time

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Local grocery celebrating its 90th year in business Blue Water, Green BuildingsEco-friendly techniques could be key to lake’s development Youngstock’sOwner ready to pass the reigns to son Bullying not just for schoolyards anymoreBellingham company working to shed light on bullying in the workplace Eight interesting peopleBy the friends and colleagues that know them best Pest [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Business licenses Top properties& building permits Building permits    The following building permits have been issued recently. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. Bellingham1220 N. Forest St., $10,000 in tenant improvements. Owner: Shuksan 1220. Contractor: Owner will do the work. Tenant: Food Co-op.1301 W. Bakerview Rd., $28,000 in [...]

Let’s play ‘Name that business’

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

That’s a great idea, what should we call it?   It starts with a great idea, which leads to defining the business, and then to the inevitable question “What should we call it?” This is the age-old problem that all new businesses encounter.The business struggles to find a name that isn’t already taken by one of [...]

Group looking to sell northside parcel

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

by J.J. JensenMore growth and development could be on the way in the north end of town.William T. Follis Jr., a partner at Wm. T. Follis Realtors and president of the Bakerview Land Company, said this week that the land company wants to sell 121 acres of land north of West Bakerview Road, between Northwest [...]

Alaska Building a downtown fixture for more than 60 years

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

by Al Currier     For sixty years, 1909-1969, the busy downtown Bellingham intersection of Holly and State streets was home to the curved-fronted, three-story Alaska Building. Home to numerous businesses and professional offices during its lifetime, the classic brick was part of a surge in construction resulting from the 1903 consolidation of Whatcom and Fairhaven to [...]

Multi-use buildings becoming the rule, not the exception

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

by Dave Gallagher    Jeff McClure thought change for the better would happen, but not this quickly.    McClure, who has an office in the Marketplace Building on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Holly Street, said he was surprised at how different the atmosphere is on that oft-maligned corner since the new Starbucks went in last month.    ”I’m amazed [...]

Canadians going ga-ga for the Loonie

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

by J.J. Jensen While it’s not the flood of “Beautiful British Columbia” license plates seen 15 years ago, a trip through local parking lots lately at least identifies more visitors from the Great White North than in recent years.So what’s the noticeable increase all a-boot?Local business leaders point primarily to the strength of the Canadian [...]

Barkley Village snares new tenants; John L Scott to expand

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

    Countrywide Home Loans will in May open a Bellingham office on the second floor of the Arch Talbot Building at 2200 Rimland Drive. Countrywide will occupy nearly 2,800 square feet in the former Washington Mutual Commercial Banking office and start with five employees, according to Matt Hammatt of the Barkley Company.     Countrywide’s mortgage banking business ranks [...]

He cooks, he serves … he sings

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

by J.J. Jensen    Jimmy Nguyen, owner and chef of downtown’s House of Orient, has a full plate.    For example, there are the grueling 12-hour work days, constant desire to keep his customers happy and the current hassles of moving his business to a new location.    And, if that’s not hectic enough, there are also the pressures of being [...]

North Cordata could be added to city’s UGA soon

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

by J.J. Jensen Two words in recent months have been motivation for residents to, among other things, shout down the mayor, form community groups and consider lawsuits – Fairhaven Highlands.As evident by emotional public meetings, letters to newspaper editors and messages to city officials, many in the community oppose the proposed 85-acre, 739-home development, located [...]

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