June 27,2015 - Trekaroo/Carrie Yu
The C Shop is an institution in the small oceanside town of Birch Bay, Washington. The owners, Patricia and Patrick, started the store as a small candy shop and it has now grown into a candy shop, cafe, pizzeria and bakery. One with a serious eye for quality and attention to detail.
July 1,2015 - Bellingham Insider/Lauren Kramer
It’s been 44 years since Patricia and Patrick Alesse first opened their C Shop in Birch Bay, and the candy, ice cream and pizza store remains a favorite summer destination among Birch Bay locals and visitors.
June 10,2015 - Cascadia Weekly/Lauren Kramer
If Birch Bay has a center, this is it: the bright yellow, cheerful structure on the corner of Alderson Road and Birch Bay Drive, its insides packed full of tasty treats and warm smiles. The C Shop is just a feel-good, happy place to hang out.
May/June, 2015 - AAA Highroads/Nancy Mueller
Ask about The C Shop's antique candy-making equipment, watch how candy is made, and stick around for free samples.
May 1, 2015 - Kamloops This Week/Delta Optimisit/Vernon Morning Star/Travel Writers Tales/Hans Tammemagi
The next day, hungry from hiking and exploring, The C Shop in Birch Bay beckoned.
March 13, 2015 - Bellingham Herald/Dave Gallagher
Birch Bay’s The C Shop is back in business making chocolate bunnies. Employees have busily made more than 3,000 chocolate items in the past few weeks. Some will be sold at The C Shop at 4825 Alderson Road, while many will be sold at stores around Whatcom and Skagit counties.
February 25, 2015
Patrick Alesse, Kelvin Barton and Andrew Weightman raise pints of Guinness to the Blarney Baloney Stone, which will reside in the Will’O Pub in Birch Bay through St. Patrick’s Day for those in need of some Irish luck.
January 14, 2015
A great video of the The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce sponsored annual event.
Bellingham Explorer 2014 - Silvia Reed
When an 8 year old drops his ice cream scoop on the ground, nothing better than to hear than “just go back to the store and get another scoop of ice cream, tell them Pat sent you”.
Bellingham Explorer 2014 - Silvia Reed
Gregarious business owner, Tammy Pearce is making a difference thru BBMF creating animal awareness in our community.
May-June 2010 - Profile
Founders of The C Shop Make Way for the Next Generation
07.24.2013 - The Northern Light
"Patrick and Patricia Alesse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary..."
08.07.2013 - The Northern Light
"From small beginnings four years ago the Birch Bay Music Festival has doubled in size every year since, and local humane societies and animal charities have reaped the benefits."
08.06.2012 - Arianna Arnold
Arianna films Patrick while he scoops and pontificates.
04.07.2009 - Glenn Sanford
A great little video where Glen talks about Birch Bay and his visit to The C Shop. We really should pay him for the "commercial"!
04.10.2012 - Birch Bay Buzz
"The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the C Shop has been named the Member of the Month. In announcing Aprils Member of the Month, John Gargett, President of the Chamber, said “You only have to visit the C Shop to understand their family's commitment to Birch Bay, from their homemade candy, to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, to the warm welcome visitors always receive.“"
08.15.2011 - Birch Bay Buzz
"Birch Bay Music Festival -Presents Snipfest benefiting WeSnip. org was deemed a great success by everyone who atteneded! Although there were several other events in and around Whatcom County it was reported that by early afternoon there was a 45 minute line up to get in to Birch Bay!"
12.01.2010 - Ferndale Record
"The candy selections available this holiday season at The C Shop are almond butter toffee, chocolate fudge, Peanut Butter Yumms, which are peanut butter bars dipped in white candy, Divinity and Peanut Brittle, which The C Shop also distributes through a partnership with Haggen."
11.09.2010 - Cascadia Kids
"Year-round, pick up chocolate, candy and other perfect sweets in the vintage-styled The C Shop."
07.21.2010 - Bellingham Herald
"At the C Shop café and candy store in Birch Bay, co-owner Pat Alesse said once the weather improved they started seeing more visitors, particularly from Seattle and British Columbia, taking advantage of time-share residential units near the water."
07.07.2010 - The Northern Light
"Some of Keith Alesse’s earliest memories involve the C Shop, the Birch bay landmark that has been in his family since he was three years old."
06.22.2010 - Examiner.com
"The C Shop Café & Candy Shop owners, Patrick and Patricia Alesse, will celebrate 39 years in business this Saturday, June 26th."
06.01.2008 - Northwest Business Monthly
“A lot of people have come out of the woodwork to help, it is a win-win situation for them,” she said. Patrick and Patricia Alesse, proprietors of the candy store The “C” Shop offered her the property across from their store at the intersection of Alderson Road and Peace Portal Drive to run the market."
06.15.2003 - The Western Front
"Patrick Alesse, co-owner of the C Shop, started the Birch Bay Sand Sculpture contest as an informal event 28 years ago."
03.08.2001 - The Seattle Times
"Another seasonal treat is a visit to The C Shop, a candy store and cafe housed in a yellow wooden building on the shorefront road that curves along the bay."