Eastpoint in transition

Photo by Sally Kunke

Eastpoint Seafood & Dungeness Development Associates in South Bend has been forced to suspend operations effective February 20th, 2014. The business has relocated to 350 Blake Street in Raymond (behind Dennis Company) and is the process of having operations transferred to Tokeland. Currently only canned seafood is available in Raymond. The business was open for 17 years and dozens of jobs have been put on hold in South Bend. The business owes $80,000 in back rent on the current account and also from past leases. $65,000 of the rent is from previous leases. The company also has a $50,000 past due water bill to the city of South Bend, which has placed a lien on the property. The business was established in South Bend in 1942.