Are you ready to downsize your career?

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

These local go-getters decided they were missing out on too much while at the office Morgan Bartlett’s story is that of the prototypical workaholic: 80-hour weeks, inability to delegate, an ever-increasing taskload — but he ditched all that when he realized his children were growing up in front of his eyes and he wanted more [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits Building permitsThe following building permits have been issued recently. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. Accepted 1309 Railroad Avenue, $200,000 for tenant improvement: Fiamma Burger Restaurant. Owner: Every Last Dime LLC. Applicant: Moceri Construction. 809 E. Chestnut [...]

Thanks to two folks who really made a difference

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

    Sometimes "good job," "thanks for all you’ve done," or "kudos from all of us" just doesn’t cut the mustard when it comes to properly paying homage to people who have worked hard to make our community better — and it’s also a pity that they often only get the attention they deserve when their tenure [...]

Pair of Squalicum medical facilities planned

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

Heidi Schiller   A pair of 24,000-square-foot medical office buildings are in the works for Squalicum Parkway.    Denver-based developer Pete Perry said he is in the preliminary design stages for a 23,500-square-foot medical office building at 3200 Squalicum Parkway. A neighborhood meeting for the project is scheduled for Aug. 14.    The proposed project sits on the [...]

City’s popcorn sellers were elite salesmen

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

Each laid claim to a crucial city intersection or location Roswell “Kernel” Moseley feeds pigeons outside the Sears & Roebuck Farm Store in 1948. Popcorn-vendor extraordinaire, Moseley was a human landmark on the southeast corner of Railroad Avenue and Holly Street for three decades. Jeff Jewell Bellingham’s curbside popcorn vendors were a charming downtown tradition [...]

Live/work concept gaining converts

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

Zoning option gives developers and buyers more choices, opportunities From left, architect Fred Wagner, real estate agent David Moody, and building owner Horst Bansner are all collaborating on the redesign and renovation of the former Akres Taxidermist building on Astor Street in Old Town. The building is being redesigned using the city zoning designation of [...]

In search of the perfect burger

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

Pair of local restaurateurs hit the road on a cross-country epic journey with a simple mission: find the best burger in the Lower 48. Heidi Schiller   Ken and Dan Bothman’s hamburger odyssey kicked off in Columbus, Ohio, touched down in 12 cities across the United States and Canada and spanned more than two years.    In Manhattan [...]

Trader Joe’s rumor greeted with both concern and excitement

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

Amy Harder    Despite no official announcements from Trader Joe’s about plans for a Bellingham store, the possibility seems past the rumor stage. The gourmet and natural-food chain is most likely the unannounced grocer who will take over about 6,000 square feet of the former Red Apple site on James Street.   Owners of local organic and natural-food businesses [...]

The CCCC factor: Canine Consumers Create Cash

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

    When my Chow dog was a puppy we spent one very hot summer afternoon awaiting the ferry in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.    With his enormous fur coat, it wasn’t possible to sit in the car and wait, so we wandered around the shops looking for shade and entertainment. Passing by the shops with [...]

Waterfront site gets new life

Filed on 31. Jul, 2006 in Contents

Rendering of the proposed Gaston Bay project, courtesy Gaston Bay LLC Heidi Schiller   Developers are planning a $1.5-million renovation of the former Sonny Foods building at 2925 Roeder Ave., with a possible fish market earmarked for the site’s ground floor and office spaces above.   Architect David Christensen, project manager and member of Gaston Bay Development LLC, which [...]

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