Cosmos Bistro: Bellingham’s newest restaurant already has regulars

Filed on 16. Apr, 2015 in Features, New Business, News

Cosmos Bistro: Bellingham’s newest restaurant already has regulars

Cosmos Bistro is barely open, but it already has a following. That’s because Jamison Rogayan and Cinnamon Berg, the owners of the comfort food restaurant at 1151 N. State St., in the Herald Building, are familiar faces to some of their customers. Berg and Rogayan were in charge of Avenue Bread’s short-lived dinner effort called [...]

Will a tax bill kill the booming local e-cigarette industry?

Filed on 14. Apr, 2015 in Features, News

Will a tax bill kill the booming local e-cigarette industry?

Electronic cigarettes went from obscurity to a $2.5 billion industry in the U.S. in the last five years, and Mount Baker Vapor has followed a similar trajectory. The Bellingham company’s website went live in August 2011, hit 100 orders three months later, and reached 1,000 orders the next spring. Now, Mount Baker Vapor has more [...]

New downtown office part of multiphase project

Filed on 12. Apr, 2015 in Contents, Features, New Business, News

New downtown office part of multiphase project

The two-story brick building that went up over the winter at 310 E. Magnolia St., next to Schweinhaus Biergarten, is almost finished. Michael Schacht, founder of Schacht Law, plans to move his law office in once the building is completed in May, he said. Schacht owns the site and his master plan for it includes [...]

Whatcom County home prices rose 8.3 percent in first quarter

Filed on 06. Apr, 2015 in Contents, Features, News

Whatcom County home prices rose 8.3 percent in first quarter

Falling inventory and rising prices in Whatcom County real estate could lead to a seller’s market, according to a report on the first quarter of 2015 by Lylene Johnson, a real estate agent with the Muljat Group. Johnson has tracked the local real estate market for years using data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. [...]

National real estate firm revives student apartment project near Fred Meyer

Filed on 06. Apr, 2015 in Contents, Features, News

National real estate firm revives student apartment project near Fred Meyer

A national real estate investment company is preparing to break ground in the Puget neighborhood and revive a student housing project that ceased when Campus Crest Communities Inc., another national real estate investment firm, left town last November. CA Student Living, a subsidiary of CA Ventures, bought land south of Lakeway Fred Meyer between Interstate [...]

Allegiant Air says strike averted

Filed on 01. Apr, 2015 in Contents, Features, News

Allegiant Air says strike averted

Allegiant Air says an impending strike that would have grounded the budget airline’s flights starting April 2 has been averted. Allegiant Air pilots planned to strike on Thursday, April 2, according to an April 1 press release from the union that represents the pilots, the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local Union 1224. The strike had [...]

Lower taxes could give craft liquor distilleries a boost

Filed on 30. Mar, 2015 in Features, News

Lower taxes could give craft liquor distilleries a boost

By Dan Catchpole (Everett) Herald Writer EVERETT — The architect designed the cavernous space to work with boats. But that business never materialized at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Center’s Suite 116 after it opened four years ago. Instead, the suite is where John Lundin makes booze, specifically vodka and gin. And even more specifically, [...]

Bellingham foreclosure rate down to 0.75 percent

Filed on 26. Mar, 2015 in Contents, Data, Market Indicators

Bellingham foreclosure rate down to 0.75 percent

The rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans decreased again, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, national providers of financial, property and consumer data. The delinquency rate, or rate of mortgage loan payments 90 or more days delinquent, also decreased. Both figures have been declining for more than two years. The rate of foreclosures [...]

Going Digital: Real estate agents using new tool of the trade

Filed on 24. Mar, 2015 in Features, News

Going Digital: Real estate agents using new tool of the trade

By Jim Davis (Everett) Herald Business Journal Editor It’s a tool that’s used by virtually every real estate agent — the keybox. And it just got easier to use for real estate agents all over Western Washington. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service swapped out 90,000 keyboxes in 23 counties with new ones that can be [...]

Cost-saving adult health program changes hands, prepares for move to Lynden

Filed on 19. Mar, 2015 in Contents, Features, News

Cost-saving adult health program changes hands, prepares for move to Lynden

Editor’s note: This article appeared as part of the health care coverage in the Bellingham Business Journal’s March 2015 print issue.  In 2013 Preble Poland, 85, spent most of his time in a recliner. His progressive dementia, poor eyesight and poor hearing made it hard to even watch TV or read. Preble was regressing and [...]

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