The latest fatality is The Bistro on Magnolia. I never even made it through the doors to eat there but it seems like they had some loyal fans. The closure list for the more expensive restaurants is getting long. Guess we (and most other people in Bellingham) don't go out to eat at expensive restaurants often enough. Why? We simply can't afford to! More moderate priced eateries, like Man Pies for example, are doing great. We just got back from WasaBee and it was busy, as usual. Seems like Bayou on Bay is always hopping, along with many others.
Don't know if it is just price point or if there were other problems?
Will you miss The Bistro on Magnolia? Nimbus? Nona Rosa? Flats Tapas Bar? Tivoli? The Vines/Du Jour Bistro? We won't since we don't know what we missed. I've only eaten at a few of these places and only once at those few.
PS: Looks like Prospect St. Cafe is reducing their hours and trying to do more catering and booking parties for the restaurant. Hope they make it.