Bellingham businesses busy with remodels, moves

As Whatcom County tries to shake off this cold winter weather, it’s time for commercial remodeling season.

Spring tends to be a busy time for businesses to move into new spaces or fix up the ones they currently have. One area going through a variety of changes is Bakerview Square. It has two new tenants, a tenant expansion and a tenant move, according to Randy Sears, property manager at Bakerview Square.

  • The two new tenants are a church and a chiropractic practice. The new church will be called the Church at Bakerview; it is currently the North Shore Church and is part of the Evangelical Free Church of America. The 4,000-square-foot space is being renovated and is scheduled to be ready by the beginning of May, said Pastor Bill Friske.

    Friske said the shopping center is an appealing place for several reasons, including its central location and it has nearby breakfast places such as IHOP and The Woods Coffee for the congregation to visit after services.

    The new chiropractic office is called IN8 Family Chiropractic and is scheduled to open April 1, Sears said.

  • Charter College is adding about 6,000-square feet to its campus, adding new classrooms.
  • To make way for the church, Northwest Keyboards moved into the former PartEZon space near IHOP last week. Northwest Keyboards sells and rents pianos. For details, call 360-647-9435.

Read the full article by Dave Gallagher at the Bellingham Herald.