City of Hoquiam terminates coffee stand lease

The Tully’s coffee stand on Riverside Avenue in Hoquiam is looking for new tenants after the city terminated the lease with former renter Wade Entezar.

City Administrator Brian Shay said the coffee stand was built by Entezar, a Bellevue real estate investor who owns the La Vogue building in downtown Hoquiam, on city-owned property. Entezar signed a 10-year lease with the city, which was terminated when he stopped making rent payments.

Shay said he hopes to see a locally-owned coffee stand or small restaurant — one similar to Thai Smiles on Park Street in Aberdeen — move into the space.

“We’re definitely in need of some more good restaurants in Hoquiam,” Shay said. “There’s a real market for it.”