Lummi Gateway Center opens in Ferndale

The Lummi Gateway Center, a commercial building and business incubator built by the Lummi Nation, celebrated its grand opening Aug. 15.

The nearly 10,000-square-foot building includes the Schelangen Seafood Market, which sells fresh product from local Lummi fishers; the Lummi Gateway Cafe, which serves lunch daily; and the Lummi Gateway Arts and Crafts, which sells authentic Native American arts and other works.

Developers also plan to create a tribal business center for Lummi entrepreneurs.

The Lummi Gateway Center is part of the Lummi Nation’s continuing economic development efforts.

“The Lummi Indian Business Council is proud to see our tribal members using their strengths and passions, expressing who they are and where they come from in their development of their successful business opportunites,” said Cliff Cultee, chair of the Lummi Indian Business Council, in a press release.

The business center is located at 4920 Rural Ave. in Ferndale, just off exit 260 on Interstate 5.

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