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Building Two at Blue Mountain Station complete, full


January 2, 2020

DAYTON—Three years after a private developer first started construction on a second building at Blue Mountain Station, the building is finally complete and full of tenants. The Port of Columbia, which owns Blue Mountain Station, purchased the building in late 2018 from private developer Tucannon Development LLC. Tucannon Development completed the shell of the building on land they leased from the Port before stalling on construction.

Port of Columbia Commissioners approved purchasing the building shell in August 2018. Executive Director Jennie Dickinson served as general contractor on the construction project. The building received its occupancy permit in October 2019.

Two new tenants have already taken up residence in the newly complete Building Two at Blue Mountain Station. Blue Mountain Hemp Company is leasing 4500 square feet of the building for a new hemp processing operation. They have plans to make CBD (Cannabidiol) products and plan to open in February. Cedar Rain Spirits, a distillery that specializes in flavored liqueurs and vodkas, now occupies the remaining 1500 square feet. The two new businesses are expected to create between four and ten new jobs in Columbia County.

With the addition of Blue Mountain Hemp Company and Cedar Rain Spirits, there are now 9 small businesses on site at Blue Mountain Station. The first building on the site, the Artisan Food Center, has been open since 2014.


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