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Upper Skagit Indian Tribe trying to find buyer for troubled resort





The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington is trying to find a buyer for the Semiahmoo Resort.

The tribe is a majority owner of the resort, which has hit hard times since the 2008 recession. The hotel on the property will close December 1, putting 200 people out of work and leaving the city of Blaine without a big source of tax revenues.

“We still want to pursue that avenue, and we’re hopeful that something will be worked out in that respect,” tribal attorney Harry Chesnin told The Bellingham Herald. “We’ve been trying to sell the operation for some time.”

The tribe said selling the resort has been complicated by the bankruptcy reorganization of a part owner.

Get the Story:
Semiahmoo Hotel shutdown ends 200 jobs (The Bellingham Herald 10/31)
Semiahmoo Hotel in Blaine to close, lay off 224 workers (The Seattle Times 10/31)