Whatcom food truck finds new home, mobile service adds retail space, two closures
Here is an overview of commercial activity around Bellingham:
▪ The Little Oasis Kabob house near Whatcom Community College announced in a Facebook post on August 31 that it would permanently close the same day. The reason for the closure was not provided in the announcement.
▪ Pumped Bellingham has announced an upcoming micro-retail space opening October 7 within Ohio Street Workstudios with its “Small Footprint, Big Impact” event.
The event will act as a grand opening for the company’s brick-and-mortar store after operating as a mobile business. Pumped Bellingham offers household and self-care products in a low-waste, refillable format.
The event will be supported by Clara’s Canning and will also feature other vendors offering textile mending and dyeing, homewares and jewelry. It will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Originally, owner Leah Foster operated refill from a truck called Little Nero where customers could fill their own containers or use one from depot. Other products include soaps, cleaning products and candles.
▪ Ferndale Asian Grocer will open in the coming weeks and offer supplies for Asian dishes, according to a Reporting by Whatcom News.
The building at 2044 Main Street was formerly International Athletic. A sign posted at the front of the building stated that the shop will offer “Everything you need for your Asian cooking recipes”.
▪ The Bellingham Baby Company announced on social media the closure of its Lynden store and the switch to online shopping only.
The store will remain open through the end of September with hours from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Online-only shopping will begin Oct. 1 and offer free local delivery in Lynden, according to the post.
▪ The Mobile Mouth Hole, a food truck offering smoked meats and sandwiches, has secured a regular location in Ferndale according to a Facebook post.
The truck will be on the corner of First and Main streets in Ferndale where it can be found from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
▪ Bellingham SeaFeast opens at 10 a.m. on September 17 to celebrate maritime heritage and the commercial fishing industry in Bellingham. The event runs until 4:30 p.m. and features food and vendors for visitors.
The event, held annually since 2016, offers guests the opportunity to taste seafood, experience maritime events and view works of art. SeaFeast is free, however some activities require the purchase of tickets.
The Lummi Nation will host a traditional barbecued salmon event along with Blackhawk singers and dancers. Other food vendors include Alaska Weathervane Scallops, Captain’s Cod Company, Pure Kettle Corn, and others.
Alongside the Bellingham Seafeast, the Bellingham Dockside Market will be available to offer fresh and frozen seafood sourced from local fishermen. The market is offered on the first and third Saturday of each month.