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Lehmann retires, sells appliance business to Judd & Black

Lehmann retires, sells appliance business to Judd & Black

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINHAM, Wash. – Lehmann’s Maytag Home Appliance Center, one of Bellingham’s oldest family owned stores, will be changing hands at the end of the month.

Third-generation owner Terry Lehmann has announced he’s retiring and selling the store to Judd & Black, another family-owned retailer with five locations in Snohomish and Skagit counties.

Judd & Black will begin operations at the store on October 1.

Lehmann says it should be a smooth transition.

Play Terry Lehmann on selling store

He says he looks forward to having more time for gardening.

Play Terry Lehmann on retiring

Lehmann’s has survived for 84 years in Bellingham despite competition from many big-box retailers.

The store moved to its present location at the intersection of James, Iowa and State streets in 2009.

Lehmann is holding a retirement party at the store to thank the community on September 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.