BELLINGHAM — One of the best views in Bellingham will soon be available for office tenants.
Hollander Investments has decided to convert the former restaurant at the top of Bellingham Towers into seven office spaces. The building owners have been unable to find a new restaurant tenant for that spot since Nimbus restaurant closed in July 2011.
The conversion to office spaces on the 14th and 15th floors are expected to be completed in early 2015, said Property Manager Nancy Flint.
Flint said it was a tough decision for them to make, since that spot has been used as a restaurant since 1930. It’s been a tough space to market as a restaurant in recent years; while they’ve had a few interested parties over the years, a new lease could not be finalized.
“We are now hoping that people will be interested in the view as an office,” Flint said.
By removing the kitchen and the walk-in freezer, more views of Bellingham Bay will be available than what restaurant patrons saw over the years. One suite will be available on the 14th floor, while six office spaces will be available on the 15th floor. For now the elevator situation will remain the same, with the elevator going to the 14th floor, with the 15th floor being accessed by stairs.
Along with being home to Nimbus, other restaurants that been at the top of Bellingham Towers include Top of the Towers and High Country.
Architect Douglas Landsem is designing the remodel of the 14th and 15th floors. Details of the building and leasing information can be found at bellinghamtowers.com.