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Plans in the works for new tap room in Lynden

Plans are in the works for a new Lynden tap room with a focus on helping the planet’s water situation.

The owners of Overflow Taps are in negotiations to go into the Waples Mercantile Building at 444 Front St., which is being remodeled after being nearly destroyed by fire in June 2008. Owners Jesse Nelson, Adam Stacey and Josh Libolt envision it as a place people can hang out and have beer, wine and ciders, much of it locally produced. Nelson said it will have a coffeehouse vibe, where people can have an afternoon business meeting, and also be a place to meet friends and enjoy the evening.

The owners plan to donate 25 cents of every pint sold to organizations that help bring clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world.

Once negotiations are complete, Overflow Taps will join Village Books, Avenue Bread, Drizzle Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room and Paper Dreams as tenants in the retail portion of the building, which will also have a 35-room boutique inn. The building is scheduled to be ready in November.

Details about Overflow can be found on at its Facebook page.

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