Here’s a press release about the new owners at The Fireside:
J.D. and Rebecca Merris recently acquired The Fireside Martini & Wine Bar in Bellingham’s Bakerview Square.
The Bellingham couple says they want to cultivate a friendly and cozy atmosphere at The Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, which features upholstered furniture and, of course, a fireplace.
“This is a great meeting place for couples, friends and social groups,” said J.D. Merris, who will cut back on his real-estate activities in order to manage The Fireside Martini & Wine Bar. “In addition to a wide selection of martinis, wine and spirits, we offer five beers on tap.”
Merris said The Fireside Martini & Wine Bar will start offering lunch later this summer. He added that its menu will gradually be expanded and emphasize local and organic food.
“We’ll draw upon our passion for food and phase into a new menu that will please foodies,” Merris said. “We’ll also be training our staff so our new gluten-free options stay that way during preparation and serving.”
The Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, which opened May 1, 2010, is located in Bakerview Square at 416 W. Bakerview Road. It retains the same operating hours of 4-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday until lunch is added. Smooth jazz will be offered Friday and Saturday nights. For more information, call 360-738-1000 or visit www.firesidemartini.com.