Burlington store opens Friday with donation to Lydia Place

Burlington Stores Inc., a national bargain retailer formerly called Burlington Coat Factory, is opening a new store on Friday, Sept. 26, at 4131 Meridian St. in Bellingham. The store will open in the former Cost Cutter building.

Along with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Burlington will donate 60 to 80 boxes of new merchandise to Lydia Place, a Bellingham nonprofit that serves homeless families.

An April press release from the company said the store would employ 50 to 100 people at the 73,000-square-foot location.

Burlington is also opening a store in the town of Burlington on the same day. With that location, they will donate to Friendship House in Burlington.

Burlington stores feature a variety of discount apparel, including children’s items, as well as furniture, jewelry, linens and shoes. The chain competes nationally with other similar retailers such as T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.

Lydia Place Community Cider Press

From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 9, Lydia Place will host its Community Cider Press. The event includes pressing apple cider, craft activities for children, snacks, and music.

The event is a celebration of the community’s year-long efforts to restore and rehabilitate the 1.5-acre orchard that houses Lydia Place’s transitional housing program, according to a press release.

To find out the address for Community Cider Press, RSVP to 360-671-7663, or email janetw@lydiaplace.org

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