New owners at Flats Wine & Tapas Bar

The Bellingham Business Journal

Five-year-old Flats Wine & Tapas Bar, located at 1307 11th St. in Fairhaven, has a new owner.

Jennifer Branch purchased the restaurant at the end of January. A graduate of the four-year Culinary Arts Program of Utah State University, Branch and her family moved to Bellingham from Santa Cruz, Calif. seven years ago.

“We love this area, and Bellingham specifically, with its family-centric activities,” Branch said in a statement. “The outdoor opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and cycling are huge. We appreciate the great schools for our daughters and playing with our dogs at the dog park.”

A regular customer of Flats, Branch heard from friends that the restaurant was up for sale and decided it was time to utilize her cooking and management experience once again. She plans to add seasonal, local and organic items to the menu, and will be opening for lunch and offering a happy hour starting in April.

For more information, call Flats Wine & Tapas Bar at (360) 738-6001 or visit


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