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There will soon be a new storefront addition to the historic North Bend downtown core: Falling River Meats, a Snoqualmie Valley business that specializes in locally sourced, humanely raised meats.
The new store is a great example of the type of businesses the City’s Community and Economic Development Department and volunteer Economic Development Commission have been working to attract to the revitalized downtown area to serve the needs of North Bend residents.
Since 2016, family-owned Falling River Meats has operated using a farm-to-door online model but this spring it will relocate to downtown North Bend. Owner Christeena Marzolf said she and her husband Darron – a 4th generation butcher – are excited about the move.
Construction is currently underway to turn the former ProSki retail space on North Bend Way into a retail butcher shop / deli. The building is owned by North Bend native Craig Glazier of Carbonite Properties.
Craig explained, “After 2 years of searching for a long-term, sustainable local small business for the former ProSki location, I was absolutely thrilled to come across the Marzolf family and learn about their Falling River Meats business and their plans to open a butcher shop in historic downtown North Bend. Christeena and Darron are genuine, hard-working people and I’m sure the local community will pack their store as soon as they're open.”
Falling River Meats will offer both fresh and frozen meats, along with select seafood. All meat and seafood will come from local, sustainable and humanely raised / caught sources. There will also be prepared foods, cured meats, charcuterie boards, raw pet food and treats and other locally grown or made products. And for residents who feel like learning, there will also be classes and tastings.
The Marzolf’s say they are passionate about local meats and showcasing the hard work of local farmers. The couple also raise animals in the Snoqualmie Valley and are active in the farming community, with Darron currently serving on the King County Agricultural Commission and Christeena just recently stepping down from the Sno-Valley Tilth Board after seven years of service.
Welcome to North Bend! Falling River Meats is anticipated to open in late May or early June.