Permit process underway for Pybus Market

The permitting process is underway to fix the roof, walls, windows, insulation, wiring, plumbing, heating, cooling, fire sprinkler system and (deep breath) more in the building that will become Pybus Public Market. Read the complete Wenatchee World article…

Giving Pybus so many possibilities

We are impressed, we are excited and we are grateful. Mike Walker of Wenatchee’s Eagle Group announced last week that he will spend up to $2 million, without expectation of return or profit, to refurbish, equip and operate the Pybus Public Market. At once Walker revitalized a project many feared could not prove feasible without excessive risk and complication — to convert the old Morse Steel property and warehouse at the foot of Orondo Street into a permanent riverside home for the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market and associated vendors. Read the complete Wenatchee World article…

Pybus Market: Build and they will come?

Arcelia and Norberto Bedolla are eager to lease a year-round space at the proposed Pybus Public Market – but not before learning more about pricing and conditions. Eight-year veterans of taco sales at the seasonal Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market, the couple also own Wenatchee businesses Ariana’s Bakery and Ariana’s Restaurant. Read the complete Wenatchee World article…

A look at other public markets

Public Market House, Portland, Maine City population 65,000 "Often, independence is a lot more important to (market vendors) than making a lot of money," said H. Alan Mooney, president of Criterium-Mooney Engineers of Portland. "That needs to figure into the mind-set of somebody trying to make a market house work. You need to give those who are going in there a degree of independence and control." Read the complete Wenatchee World article…

Pybus Public Market at a glance

Foot of Orondo Avenue in the former Morse Steel warehouse. Size: 25,000 square feet Owner: Port of Chelan County, which will sign a master lease on the whole property with Wenatchee businessman Mike Walker. Fix-up plan: Port will spend up to $1.35 million in federal grant money to repair the building’s exterior walls and roof, add basic lighting and a fire sprinkler system. Work is expected to begin in September. Read the complete Wenatchee World article…

Walker on Pybus: “No risk, no reward”

Pybus Public Market won’t be a money maker, but Wenatchee businessman Mike Walker knows that. And he’s seen enough to know. Read the complete Wenatchee World article…

Eagle Group owner puts up $2 million for Pybus

Mike Walker, owner of the Eagle Group companies, announced Monday that he will spend as much as $2 million to build the proposed Pybus Public Market, and run the market hands-on for three to five years. Read the complete Wenatchee World article…

Pybus market plans move forward

Wenatchee businessman Mike Walker will invest up to $2 million to transform the old Morse Steel warehouse into the proposed Pybus Public Market. Read the complete Wenatchee World article…