By Aaron Kunkler
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 Aug. 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 already has been given to 17 business owners and four employees at varying levels based on their reported losses.
Businesses can apply for remaining funds through Oct. 15 and can be accessed through the Chamber’s website.
The website also provided an update on businesses damaged by the fire.
Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu and Leela yoga Studio are operating out of the Clover Leaf Building; Level Seven Salon is 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 is 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 benefit block party a week after the fire, and Beardslee Public House and Wildwood Spirits both held events, among other businesses in the area.