Sequim OKs lease with Port Townsend bakery to move into old gas station

SEQUIM –– A new tenant will help the city “make dough,” as Mayor Ken Hays put it, from its recently purchased lot at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street.

The council approved a lease agreement with Port Townsend bakery Pane d’Amore to move into a building on the former Gull Service Station lot that Councilman Ted Miller has unofficially renamed Centennial Square.

“I think this is a great fit. And it’s a great location for them,” Councilwoman Candace Pratt said.

Pane d’Amore currently has a retail spot in Sequim at 150 S. Fifth Ave.

Linda Yakush, owner of the bakery, said the business plans to move to the building sometime next month.

“It’s a perfect business for the downtown core,” Hays said.

Products will continue to be baked in Port Townsend and delivered daily to Sequim.

Pane d’Amore will pay $1,000 per month over 12 months under the terms of the lease.

First month discount

The bakery will get a discount on its first month’s rent, City Attorney Craig Ritchie said, for improvements to the roof, exterior, interior and windows.

The city bought the property for $215,000 from Gull Industries on June 14.

The station closed in the mid-1980s.

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Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at jsmillie@peninsuladailynews.com.

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