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The Port Commissioners have agreed to purchase the entire block south of Puget Sound Rope for $2.4-million, according to two Port Commissioners. The property includes the old Marine Supply & Hardware store on Commercial Ave.

Port Commissioner Pat Mooney said that Puget Sound Rope had told the Port they need to expand or move to another location. so the Port approached the Demopoulos family about about the block they own just south.

Part of their agreement is that the buildings along Commercial Ave., including Marine Hardware won’t be touched. Mooney said, “The community would kill us if we touched it!” But, the Port will clear the old storage facilities behind Marine Hardware.

The property, bounded by Commercial Ave., Third St., O Ave., and Second St. is already included in the Port’s comprehensive plan.

Other details haven't been provided by the Port staff.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,198 Confirmed Skagit Cases
383 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

267 Hospitalizations
60 Deaths
13,164 Fully Vaccinated
36,967 Doses Given


324,469 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,556 Hospitalizations

5,041 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, March 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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