Whatcom County Shopping
Whatcom County offers residents and visitors a multitude of shopping choices. Whether you prefer shopping in quaint, one-of-a-kind shops or are a more traditional shopper looking for nationally recognized stores, you are sure to find what you’re looking for. From Bellingham’s Old Town antique stores to the Bellis Fair Mall, there is a store for the shopper in all of us.
Barkley Village - http://www.barkleyvillage.com
I-5 Exit 255 (Barkley & Woburn Streets)
Located off Sunset Drive on Woburn sits the charming, open-air shopping plaza of Barkley Village . Anchored by Haggen Food and Pharmacy, the plaza offers a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, offices, banks, and ample parking. During the warmer months, Barkley Village attracts locals to its Easter Egg Hunt, Tuesday Farmer’s Market, and outdoor summer entertainment in its gazebo.
Bellingham Farmer’s Market - http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
During spring, summer and fall, Bellingham offers deliciously fresh produce and baked goods, unique arts and crafts, and outdoor entertainment at its infamous Farmer’s Market. With more than 125 vendors, the Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays in downtown Bellingham at Railroad and Chestnut; on Wednesdays in Fairhaven at the Village Green; and on Tuesdays at Barkley Village.
Bellis Fair Mall - http://www.bellisfair.com
Conveniently located off Interstate 5 Exit 256, eager shoppers will enjoy the variety of stores offered at the Bellis Fair Mall. In addition to 140 specialty shops, an expansive food court, a six-screen cinema and expansive parking, the mall is anchored by Target, Sears, JCPenney, Kohls and Macys.
The Cordata Place Retail Center , situated at the corner of Meridian and Bakerview, offers one-stop shopping for area locals. With the Cost Cutter supermarket as its anchor store, this plaza includes small retail shops, Treasury of Memories, Park Bowl, the United Furniture Warehouse, Christ the King Community Church , and a handful of restaurants.
I-5 Exits 253 & 254
Bellingham offers residents and visitors a thriving downtown, sprinkled with coffeehouses, book and furniture stores, bicycle shops, and countless restaurants, pubs and clubs. For those who enjoy antiquing, the Old Town area is a popular spot, boasting dozens of vendors with something for even the most particular tastes. In addition, downtown Bellingham showcases numerous art galleries for exhibiting every kind of work, from woven rugs to interactive art.
Front Street in the Dutch town of Lynden is lined with bakeries, cafés, and specialty shops. Of particular interest is The Dutch Village Mall which is highlighted by a 72-foot working windmill. Wine lovers will enjoy the Samson Estates Winery which features fine wines and liqueurs.
Historic Fairhaven District
I-5 Exit 250
Amidst the charming, turn-of-the-century façade of Fairhaven are a number of art galleries, gourmet offerings, antique stores, and specialty shops. Well known favorites are Village Books, Paper Dreams and the Colophon Café, but all shoppers will be delighted with the quaint Fairhaven , regardless of their taste. At the corner of Harris
and 12th Streets in Fairhaven , shoppers will find Sycamore Square which houses a handful of retail shops including 12th Street Shoes and the Fairhaven Smoke Shop.
Along the major Bellingham arterial of Meridian on the north side of Bellingham , shoppers will find retail outlets galore. From Ross and Home Depot to Costco and PetSmart, virtually every known retail item and business service can be found along Meridian Street . In addition, the area features family-friendly restaurants including Shari’s, Denny’s, and the Olive Garden.
Pac Can Duty Free
Open 24 hours a day, the Pac Can Duty Free shop can be found at the Blaine border truck crossing off Interstate 5 at Exit 275. At this unique store, shoppers can buy many items including perfumes and liquor duty-free before entering Canada.
Peace Arch Factory Outlets
Just a 15-minute drive north on Interstate 5, outlet shoppers will enjoy the Peace Arch Factory Outlets. Featuring a handful of shops like Van Heusen, the Paper Factory, L’eggs Hanes Bali and Half Price Books, this out-of-the-way spot offers surprising bargains.
Off the WWU campus near Interstate 5 sits Sehome Village , a small retail area featuring Haggen, Rite Aid and REI. In addition, students will find The College Store, as well as several restaurants and drinking establishments.
Located right off I-5 Exit 255 and along Sunset Drive sits Sunset Square, a full-service strip mall featuring anchor stores including Cost Cutter supermarket, Rite Aid, K-Mart, OfficeMax and Jo-Ann Fabrics. The mall offers a variety of restaurant choices, from fast food to Oriental to Mexican. In addition, Sunset Square has a new home store, Tuesday Morning, as a tenant. For those who like to “buy local,” a number of mom and pop specialty shops and service businesses make their home at Sunset Square.
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