Business news — July 10, 2024

Bag Ladies of Sequim plan closure, move

Vicky and Sean Gray of Bag Ladies of Sequim have been making and selling Sequim slippers and wearable art by hand and out of recycled materials for 10 years. They’ve used donated blankets, blazers and jackets made from 100% wool, cashmere, camel and alpaca. Vicky has also spent years on the road with her wearable art, selling at trade shows all over the West.

Now its time to move on to be closer to their daughter with a new granddaughter on the way. Their shop at 247 E. Washington St. is closing Wednesday, July 17, though the Grays will have a booth at the Sequim Lavender Festival this year. The community is welcome to stop in to wish them well and pick up their art before they head out.

Bag Ladies of Sequim also sell their wares online at The company doesn’t have plans to open a new shop in their new home in Idaho but are hoping to open a coffee shop soon where they can sell wearable art and hand-made coffee mugs.

Sequim Walmart renovations go into August

Sequim Walmart, 110 W. Washington St., is currently being remodeled with completion slated for sometime in August as construction continues after hours, according to the company’s public relations department.

Staff report company remodels include “facets of our ‘Store of the Future’” and enhancements could include an expanded grocery pickup and delivery, updated pharmacy, new Grab & Go section, expanded deli and produce, new community focused food and merchandise offerings, and a renovated apparel section.

Sequim Walmart is open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week.