Pybus Public Market – A Story of Community, Legacy and the Restoration of an Iconic Landmark

Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee, Washington opened in May of 2013 and has quickly become one of the region’s best attractions.

Pybus Market has 16 permanent merchants with high quality selections of artisan, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Washington wines, meats, flowers, oils, pastries and freshly-made, prepared foods from some of the best restaurants in Washington State. Pybus Market is also home to the seasonal Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market.

History

A red neon sign, inspired by Pike Place Market, sits at the bottom of Orondo street, welcoming visitors to Pybus Market.

The building that now houses the bustling market was originally built as a warehouse for E.T. Pybus’ Steel Company in the 1940’s. E.T. Pybus was an early pioneer in Wenatchee, coming from England in 1911 and getting his start as a blacksmith.

In 2010, the building was bought by the Port of Chelan County as a part of their project to clean up and develop the riverfront area. The building was renovated thanks to funds from local benefactors Mike and JoAnn Walker, who set up a non-profit organization to manage the market.

Community

Pybus Market serves as a community gathering point, hosting an array of community events and activities. Their 2,750 square foot event space and commercial kitchen are available for private or public events.

Stop in on any Friday night, and you’ll find an active dinner crowd as well as live music by local musicians.

Location

They are located at the convergence of the Apple Capital Loop Trail, iconic Riverfront Park and Orondo Boat Basin. Pybus Market is also just two blocks from historic downtown Wenatchee.

They’re open seven days a week, 362 days a year.

Contact Pybus Market at 509.888.3900 or visit pybuspublicmarket.org for more information.