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Restaurant Update: Remodels, movement take a back seat during holiday season

Contractor Mike Malone puts up a sign at the new Electric Beet Juice Co. bar inside the Bellingham Public Market on Cornwall Avenue Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The grand opening for the juice bar is Dec. 8.
Contractor Mike Malone puts up a sign at the new Electric Beet Juice Co. bar inside the Bellingham Public Market on Cornwall Avenue Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The grand opening for the juice bar is Dec. 8. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

With the holiday season in full swing, many Whatcom County restaurants are busy hosting weary shoppers, so other activity like remodels are on the back burner.

Restaurant activity, particularly openings and closures, traditionally picks up again in January, when leases are negotiated and owners are making decisions about the upcoming year. Here’s an update on activity taking place:

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Owner Carl Schuessler said the sales numbers weren’t good enough to justify keeping the restaurant open at 1304 12th St. Extremes replaced the Big Fat Fish Co. in that space in February 2014.

Schuessler said the original Extremes, which is at 4156 Meridian St., is still doing fine after more than eight years in business.

For details about the restaurant, visit extremesgrill.com.

1530 Cornwall Ave

Along with juices and smoothies, the business features breakfast and lunch items, including sandwiches, spring rolls, chocolate pancakes and salads.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and closed Sunday. Updates about the business can be found on the company's Facebook page.



The eatery is now called Our Place Cafe and is at the Lummi Gateway Center at 4920 Rural Ave.

The cafe offers breakfast and lunch. Items include Indian tacos with fry bread; fish and chips; grilled chicken sandwiches; and breakfast burritos. Everything is made from scratch, said their daughter Timbre Sheppard. The cafe plans on having a $5 special every day on a selected menu item. Our Place Cafe has a sit-down area and also makes items to go. Hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day except Sunday, when it is closed. For details, call the cafe at 360-933-4304.

Restaurant Update runs monthly in Take Five. Have an update on a Whatcom County restaurant? Send questions or tips to dave.gallagher@bellinghamherald.com or call 360-715-2269.

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