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Wainscoting, wainscoting everywhere.

Changes are starting to happen very quickly. One of the things we lack in The Shakedown is storage space, and so with this expansion storage became a priority. Thanks to Marvin, we’ll have more storage than we’ll know what to do with!       Marty and Heather have become experts at hanging wainscoting. This is […]

The little room gets its own logo!

We’ve been pretty quiet about our expansion lately but that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening! They’re just kind of boring things, like plumbing and drywall. But, THIS is something to tell you about: Matt Curtis has been working on some logo design for us! We were looking for something that was somewhat modeled after the […]

We interrupt this discussion about The Racket to bring you…

T-SHIRTS AND HOODIES!!! It’s been almost four years, and our customers have been asking for them just about that long, we finally have t-shirts and hoodies for The Shakedown! Now, there’s a little extra twist that goes along with the sale of this fine ware. Here’s the thing, our sound equipment has been pummeled for almost […]

It’s Starting To Get Exciting!!

  If you’ve been by The Shakedown recently, you may have noticed the plastic sheet up where two pinball machines used to be. After what seemed to be an eternity in the city permitting phase of things, an approval was in hand and the Daylight (the building owners) crew immediately started taking down walls and […]

Thanks for the article, Bellingham Business Journal!

Oliver of the Bellingham Business Journal did a lovely piece about The Shakedown and our expansion. It can be found here.      

Those Were In A Casket Maker’s Building? Yes, that will do.

The reclaimed wood gods shined upon us yet again. A friend recommended we talk with GR Plume out in Ferndale about ideas for making a bartop. Gordon Plume showed us a few huge douglas fir beams that he said were reclaimed, from the building of a CASKET MAKER. With a story like that, obviously, we and […]

The Stories This Wood Could Tell…

While we’re working with a pretty tight budget for creating The Racket, there are a few bits and pieces we wanted to be unique and not look like we just happened to come across them in the used section of the restaurant supply store. We started scouring local salvage places for materials we might somehow […]

We’ll have a jukebox!

The Racket will have a 100 CD jukebox. What album would you put in there?      

We’re expanding!!!!

See those pictures up there? The first includes a For Rent sign in the window. The second doesn’t. That’s because we just signed a lease to expand into our neighboring space! (Oh, and it’s now harshly apparent that the fabric in the windows of The Shakedown that was black 3.5 years ago is no longer […]