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Bellis Fair mall retail grows as downtown Bellingham struggles

But square footage vacancy rates don’t tell the whole story

Miracle Jones organizes the inside of her shop while dressed in her signature multicolored style.
Miraculous Braidz & Beauty owner Miracle Jones organizes her shop for its "Glam Opening" at Bellis Fair mall on Friday, Jan. 26. This is Jones' third brick-and-mortar store, following her downtown and Oak Harbor locations. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Frank Catalano CDN Business Contributor
Call it a tale of two Bellingham retail centers: one on the rise, the other in possible decline. But
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