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Retail Tipsheet: Now there’s more room to wander at Goat Mountain Pizza

Employee Holly Strauch takes an order from customer Ryan Stiles at the new location on Goat Mountain Pizza in downtown Bellingham Thursday, July 7 2016. The pizza restaurant recently opened in the former Film is Truth space on West Holly Street.
Employee Holly Strauch takes an order from customer Ryan Stiles at the new location on Goat Mountain Pizza in downtown Bellingham Thursday, July 7 2016. The pizza restaurant recently opened in the former Film is Truth space on West Holly Street. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Customers of Goat Mountain Pizza now have more elbow room to relax and enjoy the food.

The eatery recently moved into the former Film is Truth building at 211 W. Holly St., which has 4,905 square feet of space. Along with having more room, the new space is much more comfortable, said co-owner Chas Kubis. The higher ceilings allow for the oven heat to better dissipate than the smaller nearby space they left.

Film Is Truth, a locally owned movie rental store, moved last fall to the Bellingham Public Market at 1530 Cornwall Ave.

Along with the new space, Goat Mountain is making several other changes. The restaurant has expanded its menu, adding more salad options, cocktails and appetizers. It is also staying open later – 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, around 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

While it’s only been a few weeks in the new spot, Kubis said he’s already noticed an uptick in older customers and families who want to hang out. In the smaller space, the restaurant catered more to a grab-and-go crowd.

“It is so much more comfortable here,” Kubis said.

With the move out of the way, Kubis and co-owner Charles Pasquier can focus on a couple of other projects. They are working on a second food truck, which should be ready this fall, as well as putting something in Goat Mountain’s former space at 215 W. Holly St. Kubis said they are pondering different concepts, but are leaning toward a European style cafe/bar. That should be ready later this year.

For details and updates on Goat Mountain Pizza, go to the restaurant’s Facebook page.

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