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Update on local business closures

For this weekend's retail column I'm planning to touch on the number of Whatcom County storefront openings/closings so far in 2013. 

One of the challenges is that there isn't official data on local business openings/closings, so I rely on news releases, readers, social media and regularly driving around different shopping districts. Here's my current list of business closures that I have noticed in 2013. Are there ones I'm missed? Respond below or shoot me an email (

Thanks! - Dave

2013 storefront closures:

The Reserve restaurant, Savvy Sprouts, Butterfly Exercise in Sunnyland, Artisans, Dee's Country Diner, Mixers & Elixers, Love Zone, Thai Garden, Tag men's consignment, Zio's, D&L Body, Cicchitti's Pizza (on Railroad Ave.), Cobra Lounge, Sears, Krause Manuf., Belly Timber Bars, GB Heron, Captain Jack's, Nana's Attic, Carol's Hallmark, Wanna Get Fit, Crossroads thrift store, Left Right Left, Donette Studio, Bakerview Nursery, Lynden Mower, Port of Subs (downtown Bellingham), Cafe Curry, Sunset and Meridian Cost Cutter (in the process of closing), Our Kitchen is Your Kitchen, Merch Bot, Blair's Repair (James St. location), Smitty's Auto Repair and Union Bank (downtown office, in process of closing).