The time has arrived for two major retailers going into the former Costco building.
HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post are scheduled to open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 29 at 4321 Meridian St. HomeGoods offers products for every room in a house at low prices, according to a company press release. The company plans to have 65 full-time and part-time positions at the Bellingham store, which is the 11th in the Seattle market.
Sierra Trading Post offers low prices on brand-name outdoor merchandise, according to its press release. As part of the grand opening, the store is donating $10,000 to the Whatcom Family YMCA's summer adventure camp.
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In other business news:
▪ Book Fare Cafe in the Village Books building in Fairhaven has closed. According to a Facebook post, the cafe closed on April 21. No immediate announcement on what's next for that space.
▪ A Washington State restaurant/lounge liquor license application was submitted for 1327 Railroad Ave., in the former Mad Hatter Clothing space. The proposed business name is Bantam and the applicant is Ben Scholtz.