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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 12 at 3:18PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...WARM, RAINY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO STREAM RISES... A MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING RAINS AND WARM TEMPERATURES. MELTING MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW, IN COMBINATION WITH THE RAINS, WILL LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. MONDAY AND TUESDAY ARE FORECAST TO BRING EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES...SOME NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...ALONG

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Lo36° Slight Chance Showers and Patchy Fog

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Tuesday

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Tuesday Night

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Wednesday

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Everyday Business | Bella Bistro dishes up more space to sit and sip

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Bella Bistro
Customers relax in the expanded interior of Bella Bistro, a downtown Wenatchee coffee shop.

In case you haven’t noticed, Bella Bistro has become a buzzing place with the addition of more seating and (soon) more eating.

The downtown coffee shop has nearly tripled its seating space with a cleverly-designed winter expando-room — a 360-square-foot portable extension that provides a comfy, heated area for sitting and sipping.

The temporary structure is made of 8-foot panels, including huge windows, that go up when the temps go down and come down when the … well, you get the picture. In spring, the room will be dismantled to allow more outdoor patio seating.

Bella Bistro owners Flint and Jamie Hartwig said the expansion has proven to be a huge success. “We thought our regular crowd would just have more elbow room,” said Flint. “But the new space — the sofa and easy chairs, in particular — has drawn a whole new crowd.”

Plus, by the end of February, Bistro owners plan to expand offerings to include local wines and craft beers, more pastries (cinnamon rolls!) and, by summer, add cheese plates and tapas-style items.

“Our plans are to keep expanding, slowly but surely,” said Flint. “To keep making it interesting for our customers.”

Details: Bella Bistro, 317 Orondo Ave., Wenatchee. Phone 293-5518. Facebook keywords “bella bistro.”