Housewares store to move into former Fairhaven Pharmacy

Filed on 14. Jun, 2016 in Contents, News

Housewares store to move into former Fairhaven Pharmacy

A new store is going to fill the space that once housed a Bellingham icon, the Fairhaven Pharmacy. Scott Ward and Cameron Vail are moving their home goods store Current and Furbish from Seattle to Bellingham. “Fairhaven is like the little enclave we’ve been looking for,” Ward said. They had often talked about relocating to [...]

Bellis Fair’s promotion to draw Canadian shoppers successful so far

Filed on 20. May, 2016 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A promotion meant to draw Canadian shoppers to the Bellis Fair Mall appears to be working. “This morning at the mall it looked like Black Friday,” said Rene Morris, general manager of the mall. Friday is the first day of the four-day “At Par” promotion. At participating retailers [...]

Bellingham Music gets new owners

Filed on 20. Apr, 2016 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham Music and the accompanying Bellingham Academy of Music have changed ownership. Rob and Stephanie Peterka bought the store and its music school from Ron Rondello, who opened the store in 1983 and will now retire. “We are excited to take the torch,” Rob Peterka said. Their son [...]

Prepare for holiday customer surge with free workshop by national retail expert

Filed on 19. Oct, 2015 in Contents, Events

Retail business expert Robert Spector will present at a free customer service workshop from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham. Through his consulting firm, Robert Spector Inc., Spector has worked on customer service with businesses large and small, including J.D. Power and Associates, The Edward [...]

Bellingham’s oldest running store aims to be more than a store

Filed on 20. Nov, 2014 in Contents

Bellingham’s oldest running store aims to be more than a store

At 40 years old, Steve Roguski had been a lot of things. He had delivered pizza, been a cartographer, taught middle school geography, and worked on the navigation systems of F-15 jets in the Air Force. He liked those jobs, but he hadn’t found what he was supposed to do with his life, he said. [...]

Little Tiger Toys closing shop in downtown Bellingham

Filed on 14. May, 2014 in News

Little Tiger Toys in downtown Bellingham will close for good later this month. Store manager Selah Tay-Song announced the decision in an email to customers on May 14. Little Tiger Toys has begun a liquidation sale of its merchandise; the store carries toys and games for customers of all ages. The store’s final day will [...]

Reference Media hosts anniversary event, May 14

Filed on 09. May, 2014 in Business Briefs

Reference Media, located at 1200 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Suite 104, in Bellingham, will host a 10th anniversary celebration from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14. The company specializes in audio-video systems. It moved to its current location in the 12th Street Village on the corner of Old Fairhaven Parkway and 12th Street in 2008.

Regulators issue lottery list for pot retail licenses

Filed on 02. May, 2014 in News

Twenty-seven applicants are in the running to receive Bellingham’s first marijuana retail licenses from the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Regulators released results May 2 from an independent, double-blind lottery performed last month that will be used to determine who will be able to open pot stores across the state. In Whatcom County at large, [...]

Lottery results for pot retail licenses, 5/2/14

Filed on 02. May, 2014 in Public Records

These lists indicate the order in which the Washington State Liquor Control Board will consider a particular applicant’s license request. No actual licenses have been issued yet. Liquor board officials expect to issue licenses no later than the first week of July. Read more about the lottery process here. Listings include an applicant’s rank, trade [...]

Sales growth slows in Whatcom County’s retail industry

Filed on 01. May, 2014 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 [...]

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