Last month Lisa and Tom Hill moved Fairy Godmother's Unlimited from La Conner to Fairhaven, opening in the Fairhaven Village Inn building on 1200 10th St.
The business offers a variety of artwork in the fantasy realm, including fairies and mermaids, but it also offers a variety of artwork from around the Pacific Northwest, including photos, jewelry and children's clothes. Artists in the store include Jody Bergsma, Leah Schell and Matt Mahon.
Lisa Hill would describe it as one-stop shopping for fairy godmothers.
"It is not a toy store, but the kind of place where your auntie who is not your auntie would buy something," she said.
When it comes to fantasy products, Hill said they focus on happier, upbeat themes rather than dark, violent work. She will be bringing in a variety of dragon products later on as she continues to fill her store.
Hill said the store had been in La Conner for nine years, near The Wood Merchant. They started looking up here about three years ago after realizing many of their customers were from Bellingham or Canada.
On Saturday, Aug. 9, Fairy Godmother's will hold a getting-open celebration by having artists at the store.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For details, call 360-671-0545 or visit fairygodmothersunlimited.com.
-- A few changes have taken place at the Viking Plaza (the retail center on 32nd Street, near the Sehome Village Shopping Center). Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant has closed. In a Facebook post, the restaurant announced its last day was Monday, July 28. A new restaurant called Tandoori Bites Indian Cuisine recently moved into the retail center. The menu includes a variety of Indian meals, including chicken and lamb dishes. It is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. To check out the full menu, go to .
-- Oxford Suites, the new hotel going in near Barnes & Noble bookstore, has applied for a Washington state liquor license.
-- A winery called Hard Washington received liquor license approval from the state. The winery is at 409 Robinson St. in Everson.
-- The Koi Café in Bellingham has extended its hours into the evening. The new hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.
-- Last week The Woods Coffee began selling its Cold Brew coffee in single-serve, 12-ounce bottles. Previously, Cold Brew was available in either in-store cups or growlers to go.