Business Blog

A few Bellingham biz tidbits to start the week...

Here are a couple items to note in the final days of 2014:

•  Over the weekend Jeckyl & Hyde Deli and Ale House closed its

James Street

location, which was near Hardware Sales. Owner Richard van Dommelen said the decision was made to consolidate back to one location at

709 W. Orchard Drive


“We hope all our James Street customers will visit us there and continue to support us through these tough times,” van Dommelen said in an email. “With food costs up and labor costs getting higher, it is getting tougher for the restaurant industry to survive.”

He added that they plan on making a few menu changes and do more catering of weddings and other events.

•  The Taco Bell at

Sunset Square

is up an running after a soft opening earlier this month. It is in the southeast corner of the retail center, near the soon-to-open Safeway store. Safeway is scheduled to open around the end of January.