Twenty-eight months after a fire destroyed the former home of West Coast Marine Services, a marine engine repair shop, the business is back on its old familiar corner at C Street and Roeder Avenue, but this time with a brand new building.
Owners Pete and Jamie Foti opened the doors of the 6,200-square-foot space March 16 and are still in the process of moving everything over from their temporary location across the street at Colony Wharf. The last piece of the puzzle will be the service department, which is moving this weekend and has twice as much space in the new building compared to the old space.
The building, designed by Grinstad & Wagner Architects, has large windows and exposed wood beams that give the space a clean and comfortable feel.
“It feels more welcoming with all the natural light,” Pete Foti said. “Customers love it. A lot of our clientele are outdoorsmen, so we wanted to give it a bit of a lodge feel.”
Outside, Foti now has more space to display new boats he has for sale and the property has a new security fence that is locked at night.
Though the permitting process for the new building took longer than Foti expected, the project finished just in time to celebrate the business’s 25th anniversary on May 1. The Fotis are planning a grand opening and anniversary celebration during that month.
For more information, call West Coast Marine Services at (360) 676-8020 or visit www.wcmarine.us.