New Walgreens store planned on Samish Way

A new Walgreens drug store might be built on Bellingham’s Samish Way, on an empty property that once included a Black Angus steak house, according to plans recently submitted to the city by South Carolina-based developer Centennial American Properties LLC.

The plans propose a 14,490-square-foot Walgreens building that would replace a Shell gas station currently on the site, as well as the possibility of a future 4,500-square-foot building slightly north, near an existing Subway sandwich shop.

The now-empty building on the site that once housed the Black Angus steak house, which closed in 2008, would be demolished to allow for additional parking. New entrances to the property would be also built off of 37th Street, which is between Samish Way and Interstate 5.

Centennial American Properties is holding a public meeting regarding the proposal at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Garden Street United Methodist Church at 1326 N. Garden St. in Bellingham. The meeting is required by the city before the developer applies for land-use permits.

Bellingham currently has two Walgreens locations: one on Meridian Street, and the other on East Sunset Drive. There is also a Walgreens in Ferndale.

View planning documents submitted to the City of Bellingham: 

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Evan Marczynski, associate editor of The Bellingham Business Journal, can be reached at 360-647-8805, Ext. 5052., or

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