Retail Tipsheet: Store with nautical look opens in Fairhaven

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Royal "Roy" Reinsch talks about 1 Paperboat, which opened on Thursday, Aug. 13 near the Village Green in Fairhaven. Dave Gallagher | The Bellingham Herald
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Royal "Roy" Reinsch talks about 1 Paperboat, which opened on Thursday, Aug. 13 near the Village Green in Fairhaven. Dave Gallagher | The Bellingham Herald

Fans of Brighton Heart and Glassybaby now have a place to shop in Fairhaven.

On Thursday, Aug. 13, 1 Paperboat opened in the new South Bay Suites building, which is near the Village Green in Fairhaven. The store offers a variety of gifts and clothing with a Pacific Northwest nautical feel, and is operated by Royal “Roy” and Di Reinsch. Brighton is a brand that offers jewelry, clothing and home decor products, while Seattle-based Glassybaby has a wide variety of colorful tea lights.

While the Reinschs are new to Fairhaven, they are not new to retail, with 33 years of experience. That experience includes their former store, Belle Provence, which was in the Bothell area.

“We’ve always loved Fairhaven and are excited to be here,” Di Reinsch said. “The people here have been very nice and welcoming.”

The Reinschs are expecting the space to be a good spot to attract walkers, particularly those using the nearby South Bay Trail. They also hope to be popular with Canadians, who enjoy the Brighton products, said Di Reinsch.

The store also will be manned by Chief, an Australian red heeler who enjoys being the official greeter.

The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Details about the store can be found on its Facebook page.


Supreme Bean Coffee & Deli recently moved across town into a drive-through building on Samish Way, near the Chevron gas station at 3601 Consolidation Ave.

The business was at 1205 Washington St., but owner Mike Mulcahy decided he wanted to have the business in a smaller space. It will serve the same products at the new spot, including coffee from Hammerhead Coffee Roasters, sandwiches and baked goods. He’s also adding a few new items to the menu, including hot dogs and nachos. Supreme Bean will offer a 10 percent discount to Western Washington University students.

Details about the business can be found on its Facebook page.


Sustainable Connections is once again gearing up for its Eat Local month in September with a variety of events, including a Whatcom Farm Tour, cooking classes and special dinners.

The farm tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. It is a self-guided tour of 10 farms, a winery and the farmers market. The month also will feature 21 restaurants coming up with meals that are made with 50 percent or more locally sourced ingredients.

Details can be found at


LFS Marine & Outdoor has acquired a store in Sitka, Alaska. The company, which has a store and its corporate headquarters in Bellingham at 851 Coho Way, took over Murray Pacific Supply on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The Sitka store will continue to operate under its current name. It’ll be the seventh LFS store in Alaska. ... A state liquor license application has been filed for the former Maple Falls Café building at 7471 Mount Baker Highway. The applicant is Marc Wilson and the proposed business name is Crave’n Burgers & Brew. ... Sandmaiden, a sleepwear/lingerie store currently at 1216 Harris Ave., is making plans to move to a new space. The new address is 205 E. Chestnut St., near the Herald Building.

Reach Dave Gallagher at 360-715-2269 or Follow him on Twitter at @BhamHeraldBiz and on Facebook at BellinghamHeraldBusiness.