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Catching up on Whatcom County restaurant, retail tidbits

Local retail remodels and movement tends to kick into high gear in the spring, and this year doesn’t seem to be an exception. Here’s a few things I’ve seen:

•  A new restaurant recently opened at

1255 Barkley Ave.,

in the retail center near Lowe’s home improvement. It’s called Pok Pok Pok Asian Bistro and offers a variety of lunch and dinner items for around $10, including Pho Vietnamese, curry dishes, teriyaki and noodle soup. For details, check out the restaurant’s

Facebook page


•  Daylight Properties announced on its

Facebook page

that Union Coffee is opening a second location in the former Koi Cafe spot at 1203 N. State St. I’ll check in with the Union Coffee owner for details, but the post said the plan is to open the second location in April. Union Coffee’s other location is in the Crown Plaza building at

114 W. Magnolia St.

•  Wear on Earth, a consigned clothing and yarn shop in Lynden, is moving into the former Blockbuster space at

8150 Guide Meridian

. The store is having a moving sale at its current spot at

504 Front St.

until Saturday, March 28. It will then close for the move, reopening on the Guide on Monday, April 6.

At 6,400 square feet, owner Elva Eisel said the new space will be more than double the current location. The store already carries a large selection of yarn needles, but the store will add more yarn and consignment products.

The store will have a grand opening celebration the week of April 6, offering door prizes and sales. Store hours will also be expanded at the new spot. Once open, hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Eisel said she also plans on offering evening classes. Details about the store can be found at its website.

•  Bellingham Baby Co. is moving into a new space next month, but it’s just right around the corner from its current spot. The new spot will still be in the Barkley Village retail center at

2925 Newmarket St.,

right across from Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant.