|1/26/2013 12:16:00 PM|
Director hopes Pybus becomes regional mall
Chelan Lion's Club members listened intently as Pybus Market Executive Director Steve Robinson laid out the plans for a new under-one-roof business that will provide home-grown and high-end products from several businesses in one big restored Wenatchee warehouse.
A kitchen store, cheese, wine, beer, fine food, candy, nuts, fruit and flowers. Pybus Market has them all. One warehouse and more than a dozen different businesses that are open seven days a week and exist under a climate controlled setting that will keep shoppers comfortable and inside its walls. Market hours will be determined by their businesses, Robinson said, which will likely be long.
The Market will have both a bakery and restaurants.
Even though it won't open its doors until May, the Pybus Market is already full of renters who have by-in-large signed three and five-year contracts.
Robinson said he hopes Chelan business people won't consider Pybus Market competition.
"I hope the people of Chelan don't look at us as competition, but another reason (for people) to come to Chelan County," Robinson said at the Jan. 17 Chelan Lion's Club meeting.
Robinson said two of Vin Du Lac Winery's cooks already gave their employer notice and are planning to open their own business in the Pybus Market: Pybus Bistro.
Pybus Bistro owners Michelle Lak and Frank St. Dennis will serve casual french cuisine. The Bistro will be their first business.
Chelan Lion Roger Erickson introduced Robinson before his lunch-time talk. Erickson's father and his father's business partner, Mike Walker, transported materials from the Pybus Steel building for many years during the Pybus Steel Warehouse heyday.
Erickson said he can remember riding along with his father who was transporting items from the steel warehouse to their ultimate destinations. Erickson's father passed away, but Roger Erickson lives in Chelan. Walker owns a home in Chelan and in Wenatchee, Robinson said.
More information about the Pybus Market can be found at www.pybusmarket.org.
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