WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee YWCA has closed its training restaurant, Cafe AZ’s, due to a dwindling number of trainees, lagging business and community support and financial losses.
The decision was announced Wednesday after the YWCA board voted to close the restaurant immediately.
Executive Director Jenny Pratt said trainees funneled into the program from other agencies have dropped from 50 last year to 10 this year.
Business has been slow, she said, and has never broken even. The cafe lost…