Lynden has a new bistro in the Dutch Village Mall.
Robin and Matt Hungerford were aiming for a Wednesday, March 9, opening of The Mill by Perfectly Paired at 655 Front St. The bistro will feature meats and cheeses along with a full bar to pair with menu items for lunch and dinner. Menu items include panini sandwiches, salads and flatbreads.
The Hungerfords also own Perfectly Paired in Fairhaven.
The restaurant will have a retail area where customers can pick up meats and cheeses to take home. It also will have periodic winemaker pairing dinners, Robin Hungerford said in a news release.
“Our goal is to bring a smile to each customer through our passion for food and wine,” she said in the news release.
Hours for The Mill are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For further details, call 360-778-2760 or visit its Facebook page.
RESTAURANTS BUSY IN THIRD QUARTER
The Whatcom County restaurant industry put together a strong three months of sales in the third quarter of 2015, totaling $88.5 million.
That sales total is an increase of 4.2 percent compared to the same time a year earlier. This increase came at a time when retail sales in stores were down 4.8 percent, partly because of the weakening Canadian dollar.
MORE RESTAURANT ACTIVITY
▪ A state liquor license application was submitted to change the name and ownership of a restaurant in Point Roberts. The applicants want to change the name of the currently closed Pier Restaurant at 715 Simundson Drive to the Compass Rose Bar & Grill. The applicants are Wayne and Linda Knowles.
▪ Zachary Dean's Family Italian restaurant is open in Bakerview Square.
The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including fresh cannoli, East Coast-style pizza and sub sandwiches. It is operated by Kevin Conzo.
The restaurant is named after his 6-year-old son, who was killed in a car crash in March 2014. Before opening the restaurant, Conzo operated a catering business under a similar name.
Details about the restaurant can be found on its Facebook page.
▪ Taco Time is interested in building a standalone restaurant near where Costco is building its new store.
The proposed plan is a 3,000-square-foot Taco Time building with a drive-thru on the northwest corner of West Bakerview Road and the future street Arctic Avenue. The proposed restaurant would have exterior seating and an outdoor patio with a fireplace.
▪ Round Table Pizza has submitted a tenant improvement permit to do a $200,000 remodel for its Sunset Square space, which is at 1145 E. Sunset Drive. It is a big project where the restaurant will expand 1,000 square feet and will have a large arcade room and a 21-and-over pub seating section. The pub will have 18 beers on tap, including some from local breweries, said Shawn Sharrow, CEO of the Bellingham and Mount Vernon Round Table Pizza restaurants.
The menu also will get a makeover. Round Table will introduce a new lineup of burgers and appetizers. The restaurant will be renamed Round Table Clubhouse with a focus on pizza, pub and play. The pizza will remain the same but the pizza offerings will expand. Construction is scheduled to start this spring.