Business Comings: Volition Brewing brings new life to downtown North Bend; Chinook Lumber up and running in brand new building

Volition Brewing Open for Business

It took Volition Brewing about a year – and a lot of hard work – to transform the interior of the old Glazier building in the heart of downtown North Bend. This week the new brewing business got to show off the space, officially opening for business.

When asked what was the biggest challenge with the project, Owner Lucas Haines said the ‘entire building,’ which had sat vacant for about 30 years.

Haines commented, “We took the space down to dirt and walls.”

Crews removed the old rotten hardwood floors, cleaned and sealed the new ceiling and installed all new utilities including, sewer, water, electrical and HVAC systems.

Essentially they gutted the interior and constructed a new, modern building inside the 80-year old shell. But the did leave hints of the building’s past.

Haines said, “One of the coolest things – we were able to salvage some of the 80-year old timbers from the floor and prominently place them in the tap room. The bar top, chair rail, and window sill are all made from reclaimed wood.”

Volition bar area with reclaimed wood bar top. All pics by Melissa Grant

The Volition crew is excited to meet customers and, of course, talk about beer. And now that they’re officially open, they said they can focus on getting to know everyone and sharing their craft beer.

Volition Brewing opened with three beers on tap. Haines said so far the most popular has been the Interstellar Mage IPA. He added, “The response has been great and we can’t wait to share more with our tap room guests.”

Volition is open Monday – Thursday from 3PM – 8PM; Friday from 3PM – 9PM; Saturday, 12PM – 9PM and Sunday, 12PM – 8PM.

You can keep up with Volition on their Facebook page or website.

Volition Brewing owner and President Lucas Haines and head brewer, owner Matthew Sherman

Chinook Lumber opens new North Bend store, hosts Grand Opening event

Meanwhile, Chinook Lumber is officially open for business in its brand new facility on 13490 436th Ave SE in North Bend near I-90 exit 32. The company relocated from a smaller building on Boalch Ave.

Chinook opened the new North Bend store in early June, but will hold an officially grand opening event on September 14th, from 9AM – 3PM.

The Grand Opening festivities will include free lunch from 11AM -3PM, prizes and giveaways, vendors from favorite brands will be on site and deck and door/window specialists will be available to help with any questions customers may have about projects.

Chinook said the event is free and family-friendly that welcomes both customers and contractors alike.

Chinook Lumber new North Bend location.

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  • Congratulations to Volition and Chinook!
    We just moved here not too long ago. Can anyone tell me what is happening with the old antique store next to Volition, on the corner of the intersection?

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