Bellingham Herald building sold to local investors, newspaper offices to remain

BELLINGHAM - Two local investors have purchased the Herald Building for $2.35 million from The McClatchy Co., owner of The Bellingham Herald.

The six-story building was purchased Tuesday, June 2, by Herald Building LLC, operated by developers Bob Hall and David Johnston. Hall, who is now the majority owner of the building, has extensive experience restoring and remodeling landmark buildings in downtown Bellingham.

The sale includes the building and its three parking lots with approximately 100 parking spaces. It also includes the iconic Herald neon sign a top of the building that Hall said will remain a part of Bellingham's skyline. The building also has a basement and a partial seventh-floor office space.

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