Andro Mardesich, right, came from the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea to open South Bellingham Grocery in 1913. The business at 1108 11th St., catered to fishers, supplying their boats and homes with olives, olive oil, tomato sauce, Romano cheese, pasta and garlic. Much of the business was done on credit, with fishers paying at the end of the season.
Andro Mardesich, right, came from the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea to open South Bellingham Grocery in 1913. The business at 1108 11th St., catered to fishers, supplying their boats and homes with olives, olive oil, tomato sauce, Romano cheese, pasta and garlic. Much of the business was done on credit, with fishers paying at the end of the season. PHOTO COURTESY OF GALEN BIERY COLLECTION
Andro Mardesich, right, came from the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea to open South Bellingham Grocery in 1913. The business at 1108 11th St., catered to fishers, supplying their boats and homes with olives, olive oil, tomato sauce, Romano cheese, pasta and garlic. Much of the business was done on credit, with fishers paying at the end of the season. PHOTO COURTESY OF GALEN BIERY COLLECTION

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