Archive for November, 2011
A building permit was filed at the City of Bellingham to convert the Three Trees Coffeehouse space at 118 W. Holly St. (near Banditos) into a tavern called Tubbs. I don’t have much more information than that, so I’ll see if I can track it down.
Also, a permit was also filed for a new hair salon in Meridian Village (near Marshalls) called Zorganics.
Below is a press release from Seattle’s Best, which is offering people who have to handle the craziness of Black Friday some free coffee. Read on for details:
SEATTLE – (November 18, 2011) – Seattle’s Best Coffee, part of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), is delivering a perk to those who will be hard at work this Black Friday: free coffee delivered straight to their mailbox.
Bellingham City Club will host a presentation about local economic development at its upcoming monthly meeting.
The presentation will be done by Hart Hodges, director of Western Washington University’s Center on Economics and Business Research. The event will start with a buffet lunch at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Northwood Hall at 3240 Northwest Ave. The event is open to the public; lunch costs $11 for members and $16 for non-members.
Founded in 1993, the Bellingham City Club is a non-partisan civic organization with more than 450 members that fosters dialogue and debate on important issues facing the community.
For more information, visit bellinghamcityclub.org or e-mail Don Kennan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A property management company is opening an office in Bellingham.
EMB Management, an Associa company, will begin operations out of the new satellite office on Thursday, Dec. 1. The new office is at 1313 E. Maple St., Suite 222, in the Gateway Centre building near Boomer’s Drive-In.
This is the second Washington state office and is already working with two Bellingham condominium associations, Fairhaven Gardens and Maples at Cordata, according to a company press release. Fairhaven Gardens is a 21-unit condo community in the heart of the district, while Maples is a 92-unit condominium near Bellis Fair.
EMB Management, AAMC, provides community association management and developer services to the Pacific Northwest (Puget Sound Area). Since 1991, its sole focus has been to deliver performance that enriches communities and enhances the lives of the people it serves. For more information, visit embmanagement.com or call the Bellingham office at 360-685-0138.
A couple of bank closures this afternoon, details below. That makes 90 so far in 2011:
No. 89: Polk County Bank in Johnston, Iowa was shut down by government regulators, then taken over by Grinnell State Bank of Grinnell, Iowa. Estimated cost to the FDIC: $12 million.
No. 90: Central Progressive Bank of Lacombe, La. was shut down, then taken over by First NBC Bank of New Orleans. Estimated cost to the FDIC: $58.1 million.
To thank customers for waiting in line for its midnight Black Friday opening, the Bellingham Best Buy store will be showing a free screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
The movie starts at 9 p.m. and will be shown outside on big screens, according to a press release.
Best Buy is offering up Doorbuster Deals on select limited-quantity items such as the Sharp 42″ Class LCD 1080p HDTV and the Toshiba Smart Blu-ray Player. Additionally, Best Buy will donate $2 to Boys & Girls Club of America (up to $250,000) for every mobile Facebook check-in (from Nov. 18 – 27) as part of Best Buy’s first-ever Facebook Check-in for Charity program.
Here are the latest companies that have registered to do business in Bellingham. Most are new firms, but some are existing businesses that have changed ownership or addresses:
Coldwell Banker Bain, The Landover Corporation, 3610 Meridian St., Bellingham
Good2Go Professional Cleaning Services, Jerri J Shadle, 3700 Alabama St #109, Bellingham
Explore America, Silvia E Reed, 424 W Bakerview Rd #105, Bellingham
On Tuesday, Nov. 15 Sue Lu and her husband, Frank Wang, opened the City Grill restaurant on 1319 Cornwall Ave., near the DIS building.
The restaurant menu offers a variety of food for lunch and dinner. For lunch, items include sandwiches, burgers, pasta, salmon and vegetarian dishes, while dinner items include seafood and steak. The restaurant also has a children’s menu.
Lu said they spent time looking at a variety of locations across the state before settling on downtown Bellingham.
The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sunday. For details, call 360-734-3462.
Here’s a list of the latest interesting building projects filed at the City of Bellingham:
– A permit was approved for a tenant expansion at 3935 Iron Gate Road, which involves creating an opening in a non-bearing wall. The tenant is Motion Industries, a distributor of a variety of products.
– Foundation work for a new 10,000-square-foot building on 2023 Grant St., which is home to a used car dealership.
Accepted, but not yet issued, permit applications:
– At 2825 Roeder Ave. (Bellingham Cold Storage) an application was filed to spend about $800,000 to replace an ice house.
– At 23 Bellwether Way, an application was filed to build Bellwether Gate C, a two-story office building.
– At 2432 E. Bakerview, a permit to expand the showroom area of Allied Industrial Supply, while staying within the current building footprint.
One other project going through the public process is at 3213 Newmarket St. (near Scotty Brown’s) to build a single story, 6,000-square-foot building and parking area. Comments are being accepted until Friday, Nov. 18 and can be sent to Brian Smart of the Planning and Community Development Department (email@example.com).
A fitness center for women who are pregnant or recently had a child will soon be opening in Bellingham.
Continuous Motion will have a grand opening celebration at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 112 Ohio St., Suite 101, in the Ohio Street Workstudios near Bellingham High School.
Haley Kensok, owner of Continuous Motion, said she got the idea for the new business while offering classes for pregnant women at Anytime Fitness. It’s difficult for new moms to bring babies to a workout in a gym, so Kensok is designing a baby-friendly studio.
“This will give moms a chance to play with their baby while also getting in a workout,” Kensok said.
Kensok plans on having a variety of classes throughout the week, including morning and evening classes. Many of the classes will involve strength training and yoga-based stretching.
For details about the company, click this (link) or call 360-927-7411.