Bye City Hall

Slightly over two years ago I posted a picture of Sequim City Hall here. On Monday, this is what it looked like as it was being torn down. Other buildings, further down the street, are also being razed as part of the same project.

By the middle of next year Sequim will have a new $15 million City Hall that will house administrative offices and the police department. The old City Hall, built in 1973, was too small to accommodate both the police and functions of a growing city. The new building’s plaza will become the home of the Sequim Farmers Market.

Downtown purple

Here are more of the purple touches the City Fathers have installed in downtown Sequim. Sit awhile and contemplate lavender, Sequim’s signature crop. And if you’re inspired, the Purple Haze all-things-lavender retail shop is just across the street. You can probably smell it from here.

If you’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be part of the Sequim business community, both Pacific Mist Bookstore and Jeremiah’s BBQ are up for sale.

Pacific Mist Books

The owner of Pacific Mist Books must leave the area to care for an ailing family member.

Jeremiahs

And the sign in front of Jeremiah’s BBQ advertises that it’s for sale or lease and their website notes an asking price to sell, “Lock, Stock, and Barrel.”

Hate to see them go. If you’re interested, tell them Sequim Daily Photo sent you!

There are a three nice bronze sculptures in Kite Girl Plaza on West Washington Street. The first, above, is – surprise! – “Kite Girl” by Gary Price.

Nearby is “Benji’s Leap” by Jay Wright.

The third sculpture in the plaza is “Catch Me If You Can” by R. Sandifer.

I wasn’t able to find any details about how these sculptures came to grace the plaza. But I did find a very good alternative shot of “Catch Me If You Can” posted in 2009 by none other than the Sequim Daily Photo’s “Lavender Lady,” SDP’s original blogger. It’s quite a nice shot and unfortunately the trees that fill the shot with such vibrant color are no longer there.

This rooster stands proud outside Over the Fence, a nifty downtown store. After we moved here and hadn’t yet done a lick of landscaping I teased my husband that we should buy the rooster to spruce up our property. DH’s aesthetic is clean lined, modern, and minimalist. Very non-rooster, which only served to fuel my pseudo longing.

I don’t even know if he’s for sale. But doesn’t he look like he wants to come home with us?