Woods Coffee Mount Vernon location opens Monday

The Woods Coffee will open its first coffee shop outside of Whatcom County on December 15.

The shop, at 1626 Freeway Drive, near the W. College Way exit on Interstate 5, will open to customers at 4:30 a.m. on Monday.

“I am thrilled to welcome The Wood’s Coffee to the City of Mount Vernon,” said Jill Boudreau, City of Mount Vernon mayor, in a press release. “We especially value locally owned businesses as part of a vibrant hometown character.”

The Woods Coffee started in Lynden in 2002, and now has 14 locations in Whatcom County.

The company hired 13 new employees to accommodate its new coffee shop, including 11 from Skagit County, according to a press release.

“It has taken more than a few years to find the right place to start our first store in Skagit County,” said Wes Herman, owner of Woods Coffee, said in the news release. “Working with the City of Mount Vernon has been a great experience.”

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