BUSINESS

But square footage vacancy rates don’t tell the whole story

By FRANK CATALANO Business & Work Columnist

January 29, 2024 at 10:00 p.m.


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BUSINESS

New WA law blocks employers from rejecting job applicants based on cannabis use

Legislators, local leaders hope law leads to increase in employable workers

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BUSINESS

New, discreet Bellingham bar and music space is a nod to history

Odd Fellows Temple Room at The Orion provides a big space to gather at a slower pace

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BUSINESS

WA sues to block proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons grocery chains

AG argues the $25-billion deal would harm consumers and raise prices

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BUSINESS

Dirty Dan Harris Steakhouse faces uncertain future after Fairhaven fire

Fairhaven restaurant employees find new jobs as owner waits on damage assessment

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WORKING WATERFRONT: THE DAVID B

DONE - 1929 tour boat David B depends on Bellingham port support

Robust network of businesses support repairs, maintenance for dozens of boats

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BUSINESS

Whatcom, Skagit median home sales prices remain high in 2023

Numbers of home sales in both counties dropped significantly

OPEN & CLOSED

Open & Closed: January 2024

Gaming bar Endgame to close at the end of February

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BUSINESS

Business in 2023: Employment catchup, stubborn home prices and no recession

Several profiled Northwest Washington businesses and people continued to make news

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BUSINESS

Open & Closed 2023: Of Beer and Bellis Fair

Common threads from a year’s worth of Bellingham-area retail changes

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GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Port seeks to up its game at Bellingham's 'working waterfront'

Wharf replacement intended to bring more vessel traffic

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BREAKING NEWS

Terminal Building fire search temporarily suspended

Fairhaven businessman Nathaniel Breaux still missing; Bellingham Fire did initial search

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BUSINESS

Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress finds success promoting print in a digital age

19-year Bellingham company expands to 'bring something beautiful' to waterfront

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WORKING WATERFRONT: HISTORY

DONE - Bellingham's shoreline history: A boom, bust of resource extraction

Until 1850, the impacts of European and American settlers was limited

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WORKING WATERFRONT: OVERVIEW

DONE - The reshaping of Bellingham Bay — from past to present

Does the waterfront, as once envisioned, still play a central role? And at what cost?