Norm and Travis Stoken of Sequim try on new gloves last week as they visit Coastal Farm & Ranch in Sequim. “I think some of the other stores are going to see some competition,” Travis said. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Coastal Farm & Ranch opens on East Washington Street

Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays

Contact: 683-2135 or www.coastalfarm.com

Grand Opening June 7-10 with special events 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 10

Store manager Jimmie Davenport for Sequim’s Coastal Farm &Ranch in Bell Creek Plaza says the new store will be a destination for people across the North Olympic Peninsula.

“We’re going to bring life to this end of town,” he said. “People are going to come here from Port Townsend to Forks and even farther away.”

The farm/outdoor equipment, tools and clothing retailer opened its doors on May 10 at 990A E. Washington St. with a grand opening scheduled with specials from June 7-10 with giveaways, live music, 25-cent hamburgers with sales supporting local 4-H participants, and more from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 10.

“Some deals are going to surprise some people,” Davenport said.

Sequim’s store is the 16th for the family owned franchise started in 1963, which operates in Oregon and Washington.

Byron Baule, Coastal vice president, previously said they’ve been considering Sequim for the past year and that it’s a good fit for them.

“We think the timing was right,” Davenport said. “Sequim doesn’t have anything like it in town.”

One-stop shopping

Coastal’s offerings, while centered on farming and ranching needs, present a little bit for everyone.

“We’re a one-stop shopping experience,” Davenport said.

While it’s still early, assistant manager Brooke Catron said customers so far have been most excited for the clothing section which features rows of boots and clothes from fashion to work wear to rain gear to jewelry for men, women and children with their biggest brands being Carhartt and Wrangler.

But take a step in any direction and you’ll be in a different department from buckets to power equipment to sporting goods.

Davenport said there is a large emphasis on purchasing U.S.A-made products.

Catron said customers also have shown big interest in animal feed because staff have been told customers have had to drive as far away as Silverdale for specific-farm feed.

Sequim also is the first store in the company to offer both a feed and fencing board with cards where customers can take a card to a staff member and they’ll bring the item to you rather than bringing it around in a cart.

The store also supplies an array of animal items such as heat lamps for chicks, horse tack, grooming items, kennels, vaccinations and much more.

Rabbits are sold year-round and chickens in the spring and fall, Catron said.

She said the store offers Western riding tack for horse owners and Eastern gear can be ordered.

A few of the other sections of the store include farm trailer and truck supplies, pruning tools, fishing gear, guns, knives and more.

Strong impression

Sequim’s Coastal includes a completely renovated space formerly occupied by Staples and Del’s Feed Supply.

Davenport emphasizes that Coastal is a “family owned Northwest-based business with options for a wide-variety of people.”

“We’re here to stay,” he said. “We bring something to this town that is needed.”

Davenport said staff continue to add merchandise and improve the look of the business.

“We want the first impression to be one that counts,” he said. “We want the wow factor.”

Going forward, Coastal also supports local agricultural programs, which Davenport said, he wants to continue to do with Sequim’s 4-H, FFA and the Clallam County Fair programs.

Customers also can join the free Club Coastal loyalty program for coupons and easy returns of products.

Sequim’s store employs 34 part-time and full-time employees and the company continues to hire with applications online at www.coastalfarm.com or in the store.

For more information, call the store at 683-2135.

Reach Matthew Nash at mnash@sequimgazette.com.

Kim Beus, floor supervisor, pours pellets into the pellet Allure 50 stove in Coastal’s hearth section that features more than 50 pellet, propane and wood stoves. Grills also are for sale nearby with weekend demos occurring often, staff said.

Jainie McDermott, animal health associate, pulls a card from the feed and fencing board for a customer. The cards can be taken to an associate and staff will bring you the animal feed or item purchased. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Jainie McDermott, animal health associate, pulls a card from the feed and fencing board for a customer. The cards can be taken to an associate and staff will bring you the animal feed or item purchased. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Jainie McDermott, animal health associate, pulls a card from the feed and fencing board for a customer. The cards can be taken to an associate and staff will bring you the animal feed or item purchased. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Jainie McDermott, animal health associate, pulls a card from the feed and fencing board for a customer. The cards can be taken to an associate and staff will bring you the animal feed or item purchased. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Jainie McDermott, animal health associate, pulls a card from the feed and fencing board for a customer. The cards can be taken to an associate and staff will bring you the animal feed or item purchased. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

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