June 17, 2022 Tina McKim
In an absolutely infuriating and heartbreaking twist, we just learned today that the new deed on the former Albertsons/ current Big Lots space STILL has extensive non-compete clauses preventing a grocery store from going into the Park Manor Shopping Center.
We worked hard to pass an ordinance banning these kinds of restrictive covenants from buildings once they are sold. The ordinance was passed by the Bellingham City Council on 12/16/19 and the deed was signed on the building from GGD Oakdale to Value Investment Group in 4/5/21. The City Council MUST act immediately to invalidate these cruel clauses and bring grocery access back to the neighborhood.
We will update with more information as soon as we have it and WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING FOR BIRCHWOOD!
Contact your councilperson and the Mayor and let them know we will not stand for this!
Hannah E. Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Hollie A. Huthman <email@example.com>;
Michael W. Lilliquist <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Daniel C. Hammill <email@example.com>;
Lisa A. Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Kristina Michele Martens <email@example.com>
Edwin H. “Skip” Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hannah Stone (1st Ward) – (360) 778-8211
Kristina Michele Martens – 360-778-8214
Daniel Hammill (3rd Ward) l – (360) 778-8213
Edwin H. “Skip” Williams – 360-778-8215
Lisa Anderson (5th Ward) – (360) 778-8217
Michael Lilliquist (6th Ward) – (360) 778-8212 and 360-920-2684
Hollie Huthman (At-Large) – (360) 778-8216