Jamestown Tribe new owner for 11 commercial spaces
SEQUIM – The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has purchased several building spaces along West Washington Street and North Sequim Avenue, including the Sequim Trading Plaza.
Some of the current 11 rental spaces include Hurricane Coffee Co., Cedarbrook Lavender, Bauer Interior Designs, Lavish Day Spa and Pacific Mist Books.
The tribe also purchased the parking lot behind the businesses and the former medical office at 103 W. Cedar St. adjacent to the Sequim Civic Center.
W. Joe Allen, director of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Economic Development Authority, announced the acquisition in the tribe’s February newsletter.
Landmark Property Management will contract with the tribe to handle applications and leases, according to the bulletin. The tribe does not own any of the businesses of the current tenants.
Tentative plans include updating signage to give it “the Jamestown look”, closing the driveway between Hurricane Coffee Co. and Cedarbrook Lavender to vehicular traffic, converting the old medical office into a a tribal cultural center and/or gallery, Allen said.
If the space becomes vacant, the tribe may move its offices from Jamestown Capital into a single space and possibly open a second Cedar Greens Cannabis store, according to the bulletin.
The tribe has already agreed to work with the Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market to allow use of part of their space on Saturdays.
Other downtown changes – defined as Third Avenue to Matriotti Avenue and Spruce Street to Maple Street – include the purchase of three lots by Jose’s Famous Salsa and the new ownership of Cedarbrook Lavender and a coffee.
Jose’s Famous Salsa, 126 E. Washington St. — owned by Jose Garcia — has purchased adjacent Whimsy Park and Rusting Rooster properties to the east with plans for outdoor seating, the owners said.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Friday to Saturday. The phone number is 360-681-8598; the website is josesfamous salsa.com.
Ashley and Aaron Possin recently took over Cedarbrook Lavender at 120 W. Washington St. from longtime owners Gary and Marcella Stachurski.
The couples continue to work together during the transition.
The Possins moved to Sequim from Spokane two years ago. Ashley said she and her family — including their children, Ashley’s parents and sisters — are invested in the business.
They want to “build, embrace and expand,” she said.
They plan to plant 3,600 lavender plants this spring at their new property.
At the store, “everything is handmade and all products are healthy,” Ashley said.
The phone number is 360-683-7733. The website is cedarbrook lavender.com.
Wildwood Coffee Lounge, formerly Suzon’s Coffee Lounge, 145 W. Washington St., changed ownership last May and recently rebranded.
It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The phone number is 510-206-1976; the site is at facebook.com/wildwoodcoffeelounge.
Sequim Understory work on Centennial Plaza at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street has been slowed by staff and city council changes, officials said, but is expected to move to the next stage this month.
“We should have our new arts coordinator on board at the end of February, and then we’ll start talking about next-step options to present to the Board on how best to move forward,” said Barbara Hanna, director of communications. and marketing of Sequim.
“It’s a really big project, so we wanted to make sure we had the right people in place to do it right.”
Purple Haze has closed its downtown store after more than 20 years to expand and continue shipping and operations from its popular farm at 180 Bell Bottom Road (purplehazelavender.com).
Brown Maloney, owner of the vacated space downtown, said there was strong interest in leasing it.
• The Back Alley Cafe, 138 W. Washington St., opened early last summer and announced its permanent closure in January, writing on Instagram: “We hope we’ve inspired you to eat healthier and that you can continue your journey towards a healthy lifestyle. We appreciate and thank you so much for your support and friendship from the very beginning.
• Cole’s Jewelers, 117 E. Washington St., held a quitting sale in November after 55 years in the community.
• Sequim Kabob House, 173 W. Washington St., has been temporarily closed but plans to reopen in the coming weeks after repainting the space.
• Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St., temporarily closed late last year and plans to open in the coming month with more details to come, the owner said.
• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., continues to operate from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at its current location.
Matthew Nash and Emily Matthiessen are reporters at the Olympic Peninsula News Group, which is made up of the Sound Publishing Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum newspapers. Join it at [email protected]
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