Firefighers pass by the entrance to the Bothell Mall following a fire on July 22. Ian Terry / The Herald

Bothell Fire Fund passes $65,000 raised

The Bothell Fire Fund has raise more than $65,000 in relief money for some 20 businesses which were damaged by the July 22 fire which destroyed two historic buildings in downtown Bothell.

The Bothell Fire Fund has raise more than $65,000 in relief money for some 20 businesses which were damaged by the July 22 fire which destroyed two historic buildings in downtown Bothell.

The Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce and the Northshore Rotary Club formed an advisory board to oversee fundraising and allocation efforts, and began disbursing the funds on August 9.

Chamber of Commerce Director Brittany Caldwell said they are no longer actively fundraising but that donations will be accepted through Oct. 15.

Caldwell said that $56,000 had already been allocated to 17 business owners and four employees at varying levels based on their reported losses.

Businesses can still apply for remaining funds through Oct. 15 and can be accessed through the Chamber’s website.

The website also provided an update on various businesses damaged by the fire.

Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu and Leela yoga Studio are currently operating out of the Clover Leaf Building, Level Seven Salon are operating out of two locations on Main Street out of Maxx Salon and Harmony Massage and a third at Eclipz Salon.

Rain City Wines hopes to re-open by Sept. 1 at the same location, Sundance Energy has two operating locations in North Bothell and Mount Vernon and Zulu’s Board Game Cafe remains open at it’s original location.

The long-time local favorite Kozy Corner Cafe is considering rebuilding in the future.

The Bothell Fire Fund held a benefits block party a week after the fire, and Beardslee Public House and Wildwood Spirits both held events, among other businesses in the area.

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